Rievaulx Abbey

Attractions | English Heritage
May 29, 2023

Attraction Details

Cost Adult £12.50 Off Peak, £14.00 Peak
Child £7.50 Off Peak £8.50 Peak
Free with English Heritage membership
Parking Paid
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After a 757 day hiatus…

We decided to use our Tesco Clubcard vouchers to 3x value on a new English Heritage membership and headed straight out to Rievaulx Abbey.

Along with Isaac, our almost two year old son, (which explains the hiatus)

we made the most of the tail end of the final bank holiday in May. 

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Sunny walkabout with mama

After squeezing down the ever narrowing roads towards the Abbey, it was clear that many others had decided to visit and that parking was going to be difficult.

Luckily, a space on the end of a row was just about big enough to reverse into and so we headed, for the first time as 3, into the main entrance of an English Heritage attraction. 

Visitors to Rievaulx Abbey can explore the site’s extensive grounds, which include the remains of the church, chapter house, and a lavishly decorated entrance known as the Abbot’s House.

The small Museum to the rear of the grounds offers a comprehensive insight into the abbey’s history and showcases a collection of artifacts found on-site, including intricate stone carvings and religious relics.

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Whether you are a history enthusiast, a lover of architectural marvels, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Rievaulx Abbey offers a great experience. The serene surroundings, the rich historical context, and the sense of awe-inspiring scenery make this ancient abbey an essential destination for any traveler exploring the captivating landscapes of North Yorkshire.



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