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Jervaulx Abbey

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Address: Jervaulx Abbey Jervaulx Abbey East Witton | Ripon, Jervaulx HG4 4PH, England
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A Gem in the Dales

This is a totally charming and tranquil site and well worth visiting. It is less manicured that the standard NT sites, but that is only to its advantage. A very relaxing space... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a totally charming and tranquil site and well worth visiting. It is less manicured that the standard NT sites, but that is only to its advantage. A very relaxing space that can be followed, or preceeded, by a trip to the excellent tea room. Make sure to pop in there to see the scale model of the complete... More 

Thank BigClearout
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit because of what is left standing and the new museum area which displays artefacts which have been found on the site. The history is fascinating and there are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. Highly recommend.

Thank karenwesterhill
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit was about 5 years ago with Sister's and Niece, we went to the tea rooms which was very enjoyable, food excellent, very clean and staff most helpful. The walk around the abbey was most relaxing and peaceful. On second visit, 15th March 2017, with my Niece (whom lives in the area), my husband and son, the food and... More 

Thank Sue H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth seeing and not worth going to see- took my mother for a trip before lunch after checking local places on trip advisor- about as interesting as walking round marks and spencer

Thank Robbiejohn
cazz32, Owner at Jervaulx Abbey, responded to this review

Oh dear Robbiejohn a great shame sounds like you wasted you valuable time and possible money on visiting one of the most important ancient monuments in the united kingdom. May I ask how anyone can compare the above with Marks and Spencers!!!!!!!!!. Sad but true that history and culture isn't for everyone or to while away an hour or so... More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on the outskirts of east witton and a couple of miles from middleham it is well worth a visit there is a honesty box at the entrance recommending £3 50 per person and a car park across the road we walked there from middleham along the bank of the river cover takes about one and a half hours I've... More 

Thank John M
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful ruins of a Cistercian monastery.Unspoiled and tranquil.Parking is across the road from the abbey and care is needed when crossing the road.There is an honesty box at the abbey,please use it!.The abbey is privately owned and is cared for by the owner without any financial help other than donations from visitors. The abbey is a haven for wild life... More 

Thank jeanann1485
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We combined a visit to jervaulx while staying in Middleham and walked to the Abbey stopping in the tea room before walking back. It made a good break to the walk with the history of the abbey being accesible to children aged 14 and 11.

Thank Adrian L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Easy to find a parking space as we visited on the last weekend in November. Honesty box for parking & entrance to the abbey so take some pound coins with you. The guide book is well worth the money and helps you to paint a picture of how this once glorious abbey functioned. The lack of fuss and signage was... More 

Thank betteradayonthehills
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The ruins of Jervaulx abbey are amongst the most impressive in Britain. Although not as large as Fountains Abbey or as complete as Kirkstall Abbey the ruins of Jervaulx have a unique charm. Jervaulx Abbey is easily found on the road from Masham (famous for breweries) to Middleham (which has a fine castle, well worth seeing). There is ample parking... More 

Thank TattooMonkey
Beverley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is perhaps one of the lesser known relics from Henry VIII's priapic vandalism, but we thought it was one of the most charming such sites we have ever visited. I have to admit, at first glance it presents a much less tidy image than the micro-managed and manicured properties 'preserved' by English Heritage or National Trust. But just relax... More 

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