RIEVAULX ABBEY

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RIEVAULX ABBEY

The evocative and immense remains of the abbey church, as well as other monastic buildings, stand as a memorial to the white-robed Cistercian monks who once lived and worked here, making Rievaulx one of the wealthiest monasteries in medieval England. The monastery was founded in 1132 and at one time supported a community of 600. It was dissolved in 1538. There is a fascinating exhibition on site.

Tip - there is a good circular walk which takes in Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Abbey and Rievaulx Terrace.

Location/Address
Rievaulx
Nr Helmsley
County
North Yorkshire
Post Code
YO62 5LB
Main Historic Period
Medieval
Tip/Nearby
Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Terrace
Primary Management
English Heritage

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