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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

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Address: Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
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Located in the village of Helmsley, visit the Rievaulx Abbey and its two...

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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Rievaulx

As i have joined the National Trust and have a liking for the area i thoygjt a visit was overdue. Nice views but another visit is due as it was s bit overcast.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick B
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Gloucestershire
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95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only rate this attraction as "average" for those who are not NT members and would pay full price to get in - as others have noted it is basically a walk through a wood and across an open grassed area - albeit with good views of the Abbey on a fine day. We enjoyed the stroll and a look... More 

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Thank LucyLocket_7
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As i have joined the National Trust and have a liking for the area i thoygjt a visit was overdue. Nice views but another visit is due as it was s bit overcast.

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Thank Rick B
Egham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just in time for one of the organised tours of the Ionic Temple which is an amazing dining room from the 18th century. Then walking along the terrace itself you get fantastic views down over the Abbey in the valley below. On a good day the views are absolutely amazing and the best way to see the Abbey... More 

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Thank Jonathan C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A different kind of garden, using landscape instead, to break from conventional typical garden. great view to the Abbey downhill and quite far.

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Thank KDH1976
liverpool
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95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here from the abbey and saw some fantastic views over the abbey itself. The hall was open and we listened to a lady explaining the story of the place, the floor in the temple was superb.

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Thank dilc
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a joint trip to the abbey ruins and although the ruins are spectacular the terrace gardens are worth visiting too. Just up the road, we came here first and then the ruins. The gardens are immaculate and peaceful and the views to the valley and ruins are stunning. We brought a picnic to eat and enjoy... More 

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Algorfa, Spain
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightly confusing as there are two entrances together one for the abbey ruins and the other for the temples and terrace and each place is run by different bodies. The terrace is National Trust. Very informative helpful staff in the small shop/cafe. Wonderful walk to the temple with amazing wild life models made from metal. Walk from the furthest temple... More 

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Thank Lyndawalker
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here after visiting Rievaulx abbey. The lady at reception was very helpful and suggested the best way to view by taking the woodland walk to the Tuscan temple and then along the terrace to the Ionic temple. But she first suggested we take a short cut to view the ionic temple as her colleague was due to open... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Riveaux Terrace, as National Trust members. There was no clue of what was to come, as you enter the property through a wooden shop and reception. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and made us and our pet dog welcome. We were given a map and told a brief history of the place. Toilets and a... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We have been a number of times before but on this occasion it was good to see the vistas in spring before leaves on the trees and also to hear the guides excellent talk regarding the dining temple

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