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OPENING TIMES: 3rd November 2014 - 29th March 2015: 10am - 4pm Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. 30Th March 2015 onwards: opening times available nearer the time. Along with Rievaulx and Fountains Abbeys, Byland Abbey was once one of the greatest...more
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Beautiful abbey which is unstaffed and free to enter. Guide books can be purchased in the Byland Inn opposite, where we enjoyed very tasty refreshments. We also travelled onto Ampleforth Abbey which is close by.
We passed the Abbey several times during our holiday and decided to stop and look around on the last day. So glad we did - whilst it is obvious from the road that it is a beautiful site, we were stunned to find how much...More
We stayed for three nights in the Byland Suite and loved every minute, accommodation was amazing, with beautiful view of the abbey from our window.
Staff are very friendly and helpful, we loved that there are only three rooms and breakfast was cosy and delicious....More
Drove passed the site on the way to oldstead from York then decided on the way back to stop and really glad we did! Spent a nice half hour just wondering the old abbey and imagining what it would of been like in all it’s...More
This is a beautiful site, free to access and apparently uncared for - sadly, according to a local person we spoke to, English Heritage has all but abandoned the site. The museum is closed, and all artifacts and exhibits have been removed. The ruins are...More
Very peaceful quiet spot with impressively large ruined Cistercian abbey
The site is managed by English Heritage but there is no entry charge.
Small amount of nearby parking. No shop or toilets but there is a very nice small tea room just opposite.