Rievaulx Terrace - National Trust

The Ionic Temple at Rievaulx Terrace, North Yorkshire.
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One of Yorkshire's finest 18th-century landscape gardens
Two classical Georgian temples set on an elevated grass terrace
Exquisite ceiling painting depicting mythological scenes
Stunning vistas over the Ryedale Valley and Rievaulx Abbey far below
Landscaped garden with fantastic spring flowers
Good level access and batricars available
Childrens trails and activities

IMPORTANT: No access to Rievaulx Abbey from Terrace.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Historic house or home, Heritage site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Admission: £5.50, child £3.10, family £14.10.


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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Rievaulx Terrace

  • 10 — 11 September 2015

Created by the Duncombe family and finished circa 1757, Rievaulx Terrace was designed for promenading along and enjoying meals in an opulence and style. It maintains its unique feeling of grandeur and tranquillity. The woods are a perfect start to your visit, giving tantalising glimpses of the terrace and the views beyond as well as opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife. The Tuscan Temple is your stop when you leave the woods. As you walk down the terrace, spectacular views of Rievaulx Abbey and the valley beyond, are revealed through man-made vistas. As you approach the end of the terrace, the final reveal will lead you to the Ionic Temple, where the family dined under the magnificent painted ceiling.

Note: no access to Rievaulx Abbey.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Rievaulx Terrace - National Trust
North Yorkshire
YO62 5LJ






01439 798340

01439 748283

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