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Beautiful and haunting

We passed the Abbey several times during our holiday and decided to stop and look around on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bethan L
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Lovely place, lovely people

We stayed for three nights in the Byland Suite and loved every minute, accommodation was amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane H
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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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Byland Abbey, Coxwold YO61 4BD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Bethan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A free EH site, brings out the shere size of what was here. There's a car park, an independant tearoom opposite (which I didn't visit). Pleasant location on edge of village.

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after passing by several times when on Holiday. Free parking and entry. Simply stunning. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank kate t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice free to visit site - interesting history. Good for adults and children. Good tea shop opposite the site.

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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

Thank richardmillar213
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

English heritage, free to enter, extensive site, limited parking. One part is fenced off for safety at present. Had fun exploring the ruins.

Thank sasalan999
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank annelainea
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8 July 2018|
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Response from Hazel D | Reviewed this property |
There is no sales kiosk anymore as it’s a free site now I would ask at the Abbey tea rooms if there is a guide book they will know