If peace and tranquillity is what you seek from a family day out in Yorkshire, then Rievaulx Abbey is the perfect choice. Set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, Rievaulx is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North.
Learn about the monks in medieval times – how they devoted their lives to spiritual matters and at the same time established a thriving business to become one of the wealthiest monasteries in Britain.
Then enjoy some delicious Yorkshire fare in the café before taking a stroll around the beautiful grounds.
Falconry of the Empire
Sat 19 - Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014
As magnificent birds of prey soar through the skies above Rievaulx Abbey, discover why the First World War had such an effect on Falconry in England, and how our Edwardian King accidentally caused the extinction of an entire species of bird.
Medieval Murder Mystery
Sun 4 - Mon 5 May 2014
Blackmail, bribery and betrayal. But who is to blame? There has been a murder at Rievaulx Abbey and the medieval townsfolk need your help to find the culprit.
Sun 01 Jun 2014
Surround yourself by the sweet sound of medieval England in a series of performances in the magnificent ruins of Rievaulx Abbey.
Prices and opening times
Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire - YO62 5LB
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