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.
Medieval Music and Minstrels
Sun 2 Jun 2013
Enjoy the sweet sounds and songs of medieval England in a series of performances at Rievaulx Abbey. This Sunday sees the Hautbois duo bring to life the sounds from the foundation of the abbeys in Yorkshire, together with wandering minstrel Peter Bull.
The Art of Stained Glass - Beginners Workshop
Sat 8 Jun
Join artist Ann Sotheran and try your hand at the historic art of stained glass.
Sun 9 Jun 2013
Enjoy the sweet sounds and songs of medieval England at Rievaulx Abbey. This Sunday Trouvere performs “Reynard the Fox”. Taking the role of medieval jongleurs, the trio mix music and drama with slapstick to deliver the story of the Fox.
Prices and opening times
Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire - YO62 5LB
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