Byland Abbey is the perfect place to stop on a family day out, or if you're walking or cycling in the North York Moors National Park.
Once one of the greatest monasteries in England, Byland Abbey inspired the design of church buildings throughout the North.
A truly outstanding example of early gothic architecture, it inspired the design of the famous York Minster rose window.
Before You Go
Parking – Small, triangular-shaped car park (room for about 9 cars). Additional parking is available in the lay-bys half a mile to the south towards Coxwold and behind the Abbey Inn. Disabled visitors may be set down at entrance gate, but beware passing cars.
Facilities – The Abbey Inn is curently closed. You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. Picnicking is allowed anywhere in the grounds except on the mediaeval floor tiles.
Toilets - No toilets are currently available on site.
Tours - We are delighted to offer group tours of Byland Abbey. Prices include a personal tour and access to the on-site museum. Guidebooks are available online. Tours are arranged via Helmsley Castle. Please contact us on 01439 770442 to discuss available dates, and to book a tour. Please note, tours take place on weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays), and when one of our specially trained guides is available.