UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES
Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.
Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking free for members.
Take in stunning views across the grounds while enjoying a tasty treat in our café.
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 plenty of grass on which to lay out your picnic blanket.
Complete your Rievaulx experience with a visit to our gift shop offering a range of high-quality wares inspired by the abbey.
Male and female toilets available, as well as accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
Dogs on leads are welcome in the ruins and tearoom but not at the tearoom counter. Assistance dogs welcome across the site.
The grounds of Rievaulx Abbey are spacious and feature a number of grassy areas with benches and gravel paths.
The free audio tour will help you to discover 900 years of fascinating history.
We offer children's lunch boxes and small portions of soup.
There is plenty of space for children to run around and explore, however, there is no specific playground on the site.
Pushchairs are allowed, however, visitors should be aware that there are many steps on site.
We offer family-friendly books and activities during school holidays.
English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.
If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.
Due to the delicate nature of our sites, 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.