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Jervaulx Abbey

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Address: Jervaulx Abbey East Witton | Ripon, Jervaulx HG4 4PH, England
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Intresting day out

We combined a visit to jervaulx while staying in Middleham and walked to the Abbey stopping in the tea room before walking back. It made a good break to the walk with the history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
Adrian L
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We combined a visit to jervaulx while staying in Middleham and walked to the Abbey stopping in the tea room before walking back. It made a good break to the walk with the history of the abbey being accesible to children aged 14 and 11.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Easy to find a parking space as we visited on the last weekend in November. Honesty box for parking & entrance to the abbey so take some pound coins with you. The guide book is well worth the money and helps you to paint a picture of how this once glorious abbey functioned. The lack of fuss and signage was... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The ruins of Jervaulx abbey are amongst the most impressive in Britain. Although not as large as Fountains Abbey or as complete as Kirkstall Abbey the ruins of Jervaulx have a unique charm. Jervaulx Abbey is easily found on the road from Masham (famous for breweries) to Middleham (which has a fine castle, well worth seeing). There is ample parking... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is perhaps one of the lesser known relics from Henry VIII's priapic vandalism, but we thought it was one of the most charming such sites we have ever visited. I have to admit, at first glance it presents a much less tidy image than the micro-managed and manicured properties 'preserved' by English Heritage or National Trust. But just relax... More 

Thank AdeW179
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We called in for a late lunch, after a long walk. I asked for a menu as I could not see one around only for it to be pointed out by an elderly man behind the counter who turned the menu round and very sarcastically spelt out menu to me pointing to the letters. We ordered a couple of sandwiches... More 

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cazz32, Owner at Jervaulx Abbey, responded to this review

This elderly man you describe happens to be my husband and owner of Jervaulx Abbey he is a decent man and not to be described as elderly, he and the rest of our family work extremely hard to bring the abbey and Tea Rooms together for the enjoyment of our visitor, he has a sense of humour which is obviously... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Jervaulx is one of a large number of early Medieval monastic houses in Yorkshire and is the only one, as far as I'm aware, that is in private hands. Set amongst the rolling countryside of this part of the country and surrounded by trees and farmland, it's an interesting way to compare private as against national ownership / management. We... More 

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cazz32, Owner at Jervaulx Abbey, responded to this review

As the owner of the Abbey i would like to respond to your review.the reasons that we do not have a ticket booth on site are: (a) As the Abbey is situated in 126 acres of Parkland with a bridle path running through it where would a ticket office be positioned to increase the revenue of the Abbey? (b) At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We spent a happy morning pottering around these ruins. It was quiet and peaceful. We had a very good lunch in the tea rooms, which I would recommend. In the afternoon we did the circular walk that was suggested. The walk was great, but it was more than the 6 miles stated! The directions were poor but we met someone... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A very peaceful, tranquil spot. I found myself trying to imagine what it would have been like to have lived there as a monk hundreds of years ago. The model in the tea room across the road really helps you to visualise what it used to be like. Lovely surroundings with great views up towards Pen Hill.

Thank Hepatacyte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The tea room at jervaulx is set in beautiful surroundings the waitresses are polite and helpful,the food is excellent and prepared as you order it.the place is bright and clean,will call again when passing.

Thank Andrew D
North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Nice run out at the weekend - started with snacks, coffee and cake from the cafe, which was very well run. Took a quick walk around the Abbey, which is very well maintained.

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