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“Nice walk on this woodland and grassed Terrace.”

Rievaulx Terrace and Temples
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Helmsley
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Overlooking Rievaulx Abbey we had a nice walk in the woods and grassed areas. There are a number of sculptures on view which gives the Terrace a bit of atmosphere in addition to the two "temples" on either side of the Terrace.

Thank René R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you do not have children with you that would enjoy the wooded area and perhaps a picnic then your visit would not be a long one unless you too plan on a picnic and so if you are not National Trust members bear this in mind. They do not have a cafe on site so you do need to be aware of this too. They have a coffee machine in the shop which is not very exciting. The views across to the Abbey are stunning and make for good photographic opportunities

Thank Jane706
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Our second visit of the year. Always seems very peaceful and serene here, apart from the occasional RAF flyby!
There is currently a sculpture exhibition by Michael Kusz on, with exhibits in the woods and on the terrace. This is well worth a look, very nice.

Thank SussexmeetsYorkshire
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Before visiting Rievaulx Abbey visit this terrace ,walk along the edge and gaze at the aerial views of the Abbey. If the sun is out the shadows and the colours of the York stone give an additional dimension to the views. The woodland walks are peaceful and flora and fauna abundant. The only down side is the restricted visiting time to the Ionic Temple. 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm.

Thank kevin d
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the walk through the wood and taking in the many interesting sculptures.
From the Tuscan temple walking along the top of the terrace to the Ionic temple, there are numerous views out to the moors and of the abbey. The Ionic temple is open for viewing and also has an exhibition underneath.
Very friendly and helpful staff here, toilets, limited facilities, small shop and adequate parking.

Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
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