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Rievaulx Abbey

Abbey

Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB

Tel: 01439 798228

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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.

- Visitors are now 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
- Also see our brand new Visitor Centre with a lovely selection of lunches and light bites on offer, with the stunning backdrop of the Abbey.



Family friendly resources and activities. Tearoom, Audio tour included in admission price. Events, Holiday cottages

Opening Times

* Open as normal on Bank Holidays (Summer) Closed 24-26 30 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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Gift shop

Site Features

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

Awards

  • 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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