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Rievaulx Terrace & Temples

Rievaulx Terrace is one the finest examples of an Eighteenth Century Victorian landscape garden in existence. The gardens near Helmsley offer spectacular views over the nearby Cistertian Rievaulx Abbey, please not it s not possible to access the Abbey from the Terraces.

Within the gardens are two temples, he Tuscan Temple and the Iconic Temple. Both are classical temples adorned with paintings and intricate plasterwork. The serpentine terrace allows for fantastic views over the Rye Valley below.

Below the terraces are wildflower meadows, maintained to allow a diverse range of native flowers to prosper. The woodlands which run behind the terraces are a wildlife haven, especially for birds and are home to a wide of species from blue tits to kestrels.

Visiting Rievaulx Terrace & Temples

Opening Times

2014 season closes on 2nd November.


National Trust Members:  FREE Join Now
Adults: £9.50
Child: £3.00


Gift Shop
Snack Kiosk
Free Car Parking
Dogs on a lead welcome
Visitor Centre


Separate Mobility Parking is available. Adaptive Toilet at the Visitor Centre.
Within the grounds some of the paths are gravel or grassland, there are some steps, benches are positiones through the grounds.
The main building entrance has steps an alternative entrce is available.

Contact Rievaulx Terrace

North Yorkshire,
YO62 5LJ
Telephone: 01439 748283

Website: Rievaulx Terrace & Temples