Rievaulx Abbey

We’re planning to reopen all our sites over the coming weeks, with many open from early July. Rievaulx Abbey, along with all other English Heritage sites, will be open from August. There will be new limits on visitor numbers, so you’ll need to book your timed ticket before you visit. Tickets will be available to book soon. Discover how to book your tickets, our new safety measures, and find other sites now open to visit below.

View looking up at Rievaulx Abbey ruins
Visitors walking around the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey
Aerial view of Rievaulx Abbey
Direction Map
Address
Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LB

Guidebook: Rievaulx Abbey

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 Timeline

1131-2First Abbey

Walter Espec, lord of Helmsley, builds temporary timber structures for the first monks sent from Clairvaux in France.

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1135-6Stone Structures

William, the first abbot, begins work on the first stone buildings.

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