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Rievaulx Abbey Group Visits

Group Travel Visits

Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB

Tel: 01439 798228

Inside Rievaulx Abbey

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About us

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rievaulx Abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132 and became one of England’s wealthiest monasteries before its dissolution by King Henry VIII in 1538. Highlights of this long history are displayed in the indoor interactive museum, and The Work of God and Man exhibition shows how religion blended with business in the lives of the monks. Afterwards there’s delicious local food to enjoy in the tea room, and, for families wanting to let off steam, plenty of walking and cycling trails around the site.

- To enhance your experience at Rievaulx we are currently carrying out an exciting renovation project
- In 2016, visitors will be able to enjoy a new Museum displaying objects that shed light on the uniqueness of Rievaulx and the fascinating people who founded and developed the Abbey
- The Abbey will be open to visitors throughout the work but we encourage drivers to park in the nearby village of Helmsley, located just 3 miles away, and take advantage of the beautiful walking route along the scenic Cleveland Way due to reduced parking on site.
- We’ll be providing a light range of refreshments until our new facilities open in May 2016 and for those looking for something more filling, make sure you visit nearby Byland Abbey Inn serving some of Yorkshire’s finest offerings in the tearoom

Opening Times

* Open as normal on Bank Holidays (Summer) Closed 24-26 December and 1 January.

Guide Prices

Member - Join now Free Free
Adult £8.00
Child (5-15 years) £4.80
Concession tool-tip £7.10
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £20.80



  • Picnic site


  • Facilities for educational visits


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2016
  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016

Road Directions

2 1/4 miles North of Helmsley on a minor road off the B1257.

The nearest railway station is Malton, which is 18 miles away.

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