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Beautiful and different

Our second visit to this National Trust property. A lovely forest walk leads to the terrace with a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
Pleasant walk

Took our dog here for the special dog day which was a pleasant event. Without the event this place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
newcastle upon tyne
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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.
Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
+44 1439 748283
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our second visit to this National Trust property. A lovely forest walk leads to the terrace with a temple at each end. The views looking down on the abbey are beautiful. One of the temples is open at certain times and is very interesting. A...More

Thank kerriekhowe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views. Excellent for a stroll through the woods. Guides in the Temples need to learn more about the Temples and area. The lady that was there didn't know very much. She couldn't answer simple questions about the history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walk and great scenery, dogs allowed on leads. Start of the walk is in forest on reasonable paths, rest us on open grass area that will restrict wheelchair access in bad rain.

Thank Sum D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our dog here for the special dog day which was a pleasant event. Without the event this place represents a nice hour stroll with excellent views of the abbey. Very well kept

Thank drewedmin999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today 9th September.Head out of Helmsley on the stokesley road , turn into terrace entrance immediately before turning for rievaulx Abbey.Parking today was at a premium,ie you had to park where you could because, today it was free entry to the terrace! I suspect...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on way back from Nunnington Hall, beautiful setting and great walks along the terrace, One of the temples are open and set out in its original style. Nice day out for families and picnic

Thank Geoffrey K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous July, and it was just perfect for a Sunday afternoon picnic at Rievaulx Terrace. One of our favourite places and where we became members in 1989. We visit every year, not always for a picnic, we often have a leisurely stroll through...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to take a picnic and sit out in the nice gardens. Great views over Rievaulx Abbey. Worth a visit on a sunny day!

Thank Ellie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was actually not intending to visit here but a helpful volunteer at Nunnington Hall suggested we did and I’m so glad we took her advice. It was a lovely woodland walk to the terrace , the temples at both ends were interesting and the views...More

Thank westgate123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the best place to visit on the first rainy day of Summer, but it was enjoyable never the less. We were lucky to be there when they opened and explained the temple and there is a small museum underneath. The staff were very helpful....More

Thank KAW687
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12 September 2018|
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Response from DiscerningWanderers | Reviewed this property |
I agree. OK in summer/autumn as mix if woodland path and cut grass. Easy with larger wheels but should still be OK with smallest
22 June 2018|
Response from IJ52 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There are large gaps in the surrounding woodland which allow views down to the Abbey from the Terrace
23 November 2017|
Response from IJ52 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - have a look on web for 2018 prices, it depends on your ages etc. If you search for Rievaulx Terrace and National Trust. As you managed to ask the question on here, it would have been quicker to use a web browser!