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 – 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 - Toilets available at Byland Abbey Inn
Byland Abbey Museum - The museum at Byland Abbey is opened by a team of volunteers, allowing public access to view a collection that adds to the story of the abbey. Access is available most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until the end of September. During August, the museum will also be on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Byland Abbey Inn - Refreshments are available at the nearby Byland Abbey Inn. For details, please see Www.BylandAbbeyinn.uk