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 23 Jun 2013
Enjoy the sweet sounds and songs of medieval England in a series of performances at Rievaulx Abbey. This Sunday multi-instrumentalist Richard York performs period music with a vast variety of instruments, whilst Peter Bull provides wandering music.
Sun 30 Jun 2013
Enjoy the sweet sounds and songs of medieval England in a series of performances at Rievaulx Abbey. This Sunday Hautbois bring music from the time of the dissolution of the monasteries and the Pilgrimage of Grace.
Sat 20 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2013 (bank holiday)
A fun family quest amongst the ruins of the magnificent Rievaulx Abbey. Seek out the monks within the ruins of the abbey church, cloisters, and chapter house as they depict the daily life of the medieval abbey. With a prize certificate for every child.
Prices and opening times
Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire - YO62 5LB
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