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.
Sun 15 Dec 2013
Join Bilsdale Silver Band for seasonal festive music at Rievaulx Abbey. Plus a chance to buy some unique festive gifts.
Brother Anthony Tours
Fri 14 Feb 2014
Join Brother Anthony on a tour around Rievaulx Abbey and explore the history of one of Yorkshire's finest Cistercian abbeys. Uncover the secrets monastic life with this witty and educational tour in the peace and serenity of Rievaulx Abbey.
Fri 7 Mar 2014
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Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire - YO62 5LB
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