Rievaulx Abbey Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
Yes
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
Yes
Handrails
No
Easy-use Cutlery
Yes
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access

Access to most of site is via fine, loose gravel paths and smooth grass, although there are some steps from the cloister and church. Site is on a slope and in some areas assistance may be required by manual wheelchair users. Some signage is in place to warn of slopes.

Entrance/Set Down
No Information Available
Disabled Parking
There are two disabled bays in the car park, as well as two additional spaces located within the site gates (which must be opened by a member of staff).
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
There are steps on the site. A lift is available to take disabled visitors to the upper floor of the museum.
Lift Access
No Information Available
Seating and Rest Points
Benches dotted about the site. Indoor and outdoor seating in the cafe area.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Fine, loose gravel; bonded gravel and grass pathways. Cobbled surface near shop.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No Information Available
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
Yes
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
A garden and flowers is located just outside the museum. There is a seating area within it so visitors can sit and enjoy their surroundings.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
Guided tours available for visiting groups: pre booking essential.
Handling Objects
There are some interactive displays within the museum.
Tactile Models
No
Areas of Low Lighting
No Information Available
Colour Contrasts
No Information Available
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No Information Available
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Site has permanent induction loops.
Audio Installation Transcripts
Yes
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No Information Available
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
Yes
Basic language Audio Tours
Yes
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No Information Available
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No Information Available
Sensory Experiences
A garden and flowers is located just outside the museum. There is a seating area within it so visitors can sit and enjoy their surroundings.
Handling Objects
There are some interactive displays within the museum.
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
Yes
Bottle/Food Warming
Yes
Child Size Portions
Yes
Highchairs
Yes
Special Diets
The café uses local produce, and offers both gluten free and vegetarian options.
Health and Safety
Deep Water
Open medieval drain. There is deep water on the site - please keep children under supervision at all times.
Trip Hazard
Rough grass, low ruined walls in places, mole hills and rabbit holes. There are uneven surfaces and sudden drops across the site.
Sheer Drop
There are some sudden drops on the site - please keep children under supervision at all times.
Slip Hazard
Grassed areas and bare stones can be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
Steep slopes into reredorter (latrine) which is fenced off.
Steep Stairs
Many uneven historic stone steps, and modern wooden stairs across the site (ramps available).
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
Rough grass, low ruined walls in places, mole hills and rabbit holes.

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Rievaulx Abbey

Address
Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LB
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