Byland Abbey - English Heritage

Byland Abbey - English Heritage
Nr Coxwold
North Yorkshire
YO61 4BD



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01347 868614 (Byland Abbey)

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View of Byland Abbey in hazy sunlight
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This beautiful ruin in a picturesque setting was once one of the great northern monasteries. A truly outstanding example of early Gothic architecture, Byland Abbey inspired the design for the famous York Minster Rose Window as well as influencing many other religious buildings throughout Europe.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

1 Oct-31 Mar Sat-Sun 11am-4pm

Admission charges



  • English Heritage

The splendid collection of medieval floor tiles still in situ is the largest in Europe. The museum displays colourful interpretation panels together with archaeological finds from the site, giving an insight into monastic life.

Collection details

Archaeology, Religion