Byland Abbey

Visit the impressive Byland Abbey ruins Explore the museum Byland Abbey at dusk Family Fun at Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey is the perfect place to stop on a family day out, or if you’re walking or cycling in the North York Moors National Park.

Once one of the greatest monasteries in England, Byland Abbey inspired the design of church buildings throughout the North. 

A truly outstanding example of early gothic architecture, it inspired the design of the famous York Minster rose window. The Museum displays colourful interpretation panels together with archaeological finds from the site, giving the visitor a fascinating insight into monastic life in Yorkshire.

To complete your day out in Yorkshire, why not visit nearby Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley Castle.

For all enquiries relating to The Byland Abbey Inn please telephone 01347 868204 

Don't Miss

  • The beautiful west front, with its ruined great rose window
  • The lane between the cloister and west range with its row of 35 niche seats
  • Romanesque and pointed gothic arches
  • The museum with interesting archaelogical finds

Events At Byland Abbey

  • Medieval Tile Making Workshop

    Members' Event

    Thu 19 Mar

    Join historical tiler Karen Slade and try your hand at making your own collection of medieval tiles.

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Byland, Coxwold, North Yorkshire - YO61 4BD (Directions)


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