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Byland Abbey

Open Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Another Abbey!

A nice ruined abbey - worth a quick visit. The tea rooms are good with the added attraction of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David N
Quiet, haunting and huge

This is a HUGE ruin, although only the facade and one side wall are at a decent height now. Most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“small museum”(28 reviews)
“floor tiles”(10 reviews)
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
+44 1347 868204
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice ruined abbey - worth a quick visit. The tea rooms are good with the added attraction of Mouseman furniture.

Thank David N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Byland abbey is probably the finest example of a cistertian monestary in the uk if not in europe. The rose window is huge if incomplete and just by the size indicates the significance of the abbey in its hey day. English herritage have done well...More

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was interesting to wander around the extensive ruins of Byland Abby and to imagine just how spectacular the large rose window would have been

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a HUGE ruin, although only the facade and one side wall are at a decent height now. Most other walls are knee high. The cloisters area is still evident as are many other outbuildings. At the moment entrance is free and guide books...More

Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because you are so near Rievaulx this little gem tends to be forgotten . It is well worth an hour or two to walk round . The setting is superb and there is a lovely tea room adjoining or the Stapleton Arms nearby if you...More

Thank Robtt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Byland Abbey on a beautiful warm day at the end of September - we were the only people there. It was so peaceful and atmospheric. The cafe across the road serves good coffee, tea and cakes.

Thank Scodgit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Byland Abbey was lovely, it is set in a lovely little sheltered valley, parking opposite free and entry to Byland is also now free. The ruins evoke memories of a long ago time before the dissolution took its terrible toll on the way of life...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular ruins of one of the biggest old abbey in the country. Fascinating museum and tea room close by.

Thank VMtravellers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing this place up close gives you a real feeling of going back 8n history. It’s a testament to building of that era and you can really feel you are close to something really special.

Thank Lunchl0ver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely walk around the Abbey. The remains of the buildings are well kept and offer a relaxing atmosphere in beautiful surroundings.

Thank Jennifer E
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9 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