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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
All reviews small museum english heritage floor tiles a small car park guide book well worth a visit set in beautiful countryside tea room extensive site wooden hut peaceful place hide and seek rose window amazing ruins ticket office henry viii tea shop
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
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
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
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