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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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Stunning Views and amazing architecture

The terrace is open only at specific times, it is best to call ahead to find out when it may be... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Laird Kevin T
Norwich, United Kingdom
Peace and quiet

Don't visit the Terrace and Temples if you're looking for an activity-packed day. DO visit if... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ionic temple” (39 reviews)
“woodland walk” (32 reviews)
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Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
+44 1439 748283
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

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
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Don't visit the Terrace and Temples if you're looking for an activity-packed day. DO visit if you're looking for peace, quiet and stunning views. The woodland area is lovely - on a sunny day, the light through the trees is beautiful and it's all very...More

Thank Neldoo
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This terrace was built for the views of Rievaulx Abbey, and the views are amazing. This is great to accompany a visit to the Abbey itself, even on a rainy day the views are amazing. Good for a picnic on a sunny day, plenty of...More

Thank wagatron
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Great place to visit, especially if you're a National Trust member. Enjoy the stroll with views over the Abbey. Make sure you go in the Ionic Temple to see how the other half lived. There's also a path down to the village from where you...More

Thank 66Professor
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Visit fairly often as we are NT members. Good place for a picnic on a sunny day. Plenty of room for boisterous children to run off energy, plus giant chess and Jenga to play. Level walking good as I sometimes need my scooter and others...More

Thank wc14
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This site is good for all age groups to visit. Woodland walks, a natural playground for children and dogs allowed too. The grass is cut short and well maintained. Approximately one mile long with a temple at one end and a hunting lodge at the...More

Thank n0rm55e
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Went here and walked through the woodland and saw the chicken wire sculptures that have been placed there they are for sale if you would like one there is birds, ducks, deers, flowers and reeds. Beautiful view down onto Rievaulx Abbey below. The terrace building...More

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A delightful walk through woodland and then onto a broad open terrace with a charming temple at one end facing a delightful building at the other. Grassy lawns with many glimpses of the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey below, wonderful. National Trust staff helpful and informative,...More

Thank Di1920
Reviewed 6 June 2017

There are no formal flowers in this garden but a wooded walk opening into a long terraced lawn provide magnificent views over the ruined Cistercian Rievaulx Abbey. In the woods you can find some games, den building, and fascinating wire sculptures, so children should be...More

Thank mikeandros
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a lovely sunny day and enjoyed our visit. Unlike some National Trust properties the staff really make you welcome going the extra mile such as ensuring we could visit the temple before it shut. As members of the Scottish National Trust we did...More

Thank Thirskies
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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!
23 November 2017|
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Response from René R | Reviewed this property |
Best is to inquire at British Heritage or Nation Trust site for opening times.