Rievaulx Abbey Facilities

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    Parking

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    Limited pay and display parking available on site, refundable to EH members and paying visitors on purchase of admission ticket.

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    Food and Drink

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    Take in stunning views across the grounds while enjoying a tasty treat in our new tearoom.

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    Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. There is a small patio area looking onto the site with a number of picnic tables, and of course plenty of grass on which to lay out your picnic blanket.

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    Shop

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    Complete your Rievaulx experience with a visit to our new gift shop offering a range of high-quality wares inspired by the abbey.

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    Toilets

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    Male and female toilets available, as well as disabled toilets and baby changing facilities

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    Dogs

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    Dogs on leads are welcome (but are not allowed inside the café itself). Assistance dogs welcome across the site.

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    Museum

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    Our elegant museum features previously unseen artefacts from the abbey including elaborate medieval stone carvings, chess pieces and gold coins which tell the story of the rise and dramatic fall of the first Cistercian abbey in the North of England.

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    Exhibition

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    Gardens

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    The grounds of Rievaulx Abbey are spacious and feature a number of grassed areas with benches and gravel paths.

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    Audio Tours

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    The free audio tour will help you to discover 900 years of fascinating history.

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    Family Friendly

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    Bottle/Food Warming

    Yes

    Children's Audio Tour

    No.

    Child Sized Portions

    No.

    Highchairs

    No.

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    There is plenty of space for children to run around and explore, however there is no specific playground on the site.

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Pushchairs are allowed, however visitors should be aware that there are many steps on site.

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    Education

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    Family Learning

    Pick up a copy of our family trail and hunt for clues of medieval life at the abbey. There are also family-friendly events, books and activities during school holidays. Please see our Events page for details.

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    International

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    Foreign Language Audio Tours

    Audio tours are available in French and German.

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    Holiday Cottages

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    Refectory Cottage - sleeps four.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.

    We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.

    We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts.

    English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Rievaulx Abbey

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Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LB
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