Rievaulx Abbey - English Heritage

Rievaulx Abbey - English Heritage
North Yorkshire
YO62 5LB




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01439 798228

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Archway at Rievaulx Abbey
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Escape the crowds and experience the serenity and beauty of this impressive monastic site, situated in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rievaulx Abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132 and become one of England's wealthiest monasteries before its dissolution by King Henry VIII in 1538. Highlights of its long history are displayed in the indoor interactive museum, and afterwards there's delicious local food to enjoy in the tearoom.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Museum, Sacred space

Opening hours

1 Apr-30 Sep 10am-6pm daily / 1Oct-1 Nov 10am-5pm Thu-Mon / 2 Nov-31 Mar 10am-4pm Thu-Mon / Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

Admission charges



  • English Heritage

Additional info

Guided tours available for groups booking at least 3 months in advance. Please contact site for details.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art

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Medieval Minstrels

  • 27 July 2014 11:30am-4:30pm

Surround yourself by the sweet sound of medieval England in a series of performances in the magnificent ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. Each Sunday, medieval musicians (solo or duo) will promenade and perform gentle music fitting perfectly with the serenity and tranquillity of one of the most complete Abbey ruins in England.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly