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 new tearoom.
Male and female toilets available, as well as disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.
Dogs on leads are welcome in the ruins and café but not at the café counter. Assistance dogs welcome across the site.
The grounds of Rievaulx Abbey are spacious and feature a number of grassed areas with benches and gravel paths.
The free audio tour will help you to discover 900 years of fascinating history.
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.
Audio tours are available in French and German.
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.