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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
+44 1439 748283
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We visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon around 1PM, Parking is on the verge at one side of the drive... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Badgerref
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
OK but the staff member wanted to close early and would have stopped us if another member hadn't come at the same time.

Our introduction was poor and we were told we couldn't enter the temples even though we were 30... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rex06
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Melbourne, Australia
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Located in the village of Helmsley, visit the Rievaulx Abbey and its two 18th-century temples, one of which is the splendid Ionic Temple with its intricate ceiling paintings and 17th-century furniture.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ionic temple” (34 reviews)
“woodland walk” (29 reviews)
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Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon around 1PM, Parking is on the verge at one side of the drive to the entrance hut. Once we had entered the site through the hut we followed the trail through the wood to the terrace. The terrace...More

Thank Badgerref
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our introduction was poor and we were told we couldn't enter the temples even though we were 30 minutes before closing. The site is a walking trail through light bush leading to one of the temples and a mostly flat area from which Rievaulx Abbey...More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visiting here very early and had a fabulous walk around the site. We managed to see inside the temple which is lovely before it closed for the day. Well worth the walk around.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing views of Rievaulx Abbey - can take a picnic and sit on the benches/grass along the length of the terrace - interesting to find out the history - knowledgeable staff to talk to.

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 6 days ago

A hidden gem with excellent views of Rievaulx Abbey. A lovely walk through the woods then you come to the Terrace with the temples at either end.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This terrace is a lovely walk and provides amazing views of rievaulx abbey from the top of the hill. Beautiful grounds. Dogs allowed on leads. Outdoor Games in the woods for kids (jenga, chess etc) Owned by national trust so free for members.

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were about to go to the Abbey when we noticed the signs for this. so we went in (need to be careful small road) and had a pleasant surprise. Staff very helpful in the shop/entrance. Most of our visit it was nice and sunny and...More

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are well informed and excellent hosts. Just thought it would be worth calling in as we saw the sign. Just our sort of place to visit on a nice breezy afternoon. While I wished we had the grandchildren with us as it is...More

Thank JandBonhols
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to escape the world and relax. Enjoy a stroll along the woodland path before heading out into the open area and the two Temple's. It's the prefect place to take a picnic with you. Sit down on the grass or on one of...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The terrace is open only at specific times, it is best to call ahead to find out when it may be open The long lawn has some amazing views out to the country side as well as looking down onto the Abbey The Temple is...More

Thank Laird Kevin T
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