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Jervaulx Abbey

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Address: Jervaulx Abbey Jervaulx Abbey East Witton | Ripon, Jervaulx HG4 4PH, England
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Lovely setting

There is also a tea room opposite for refreshments. It's a ruin, but you can still see how it was laid out and the rooms. I bet no one noticed the slab on the left on yaw you in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is also a tea room opposite for refreshments. It's a ruin, but you can still see how it was laid out and the rooms. I bet no one noticed the slab on the left on yaw you in? If the photo attaches you'll see. It looks like a mortuary slab. Has a recess for a head and a drain... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been meaning to bring SWMBO here for years so she can finally shake the "Is it like Rievaulx?" question. Having pulled up on a soggy, dull day, I can confirm that, while having some charm, it is definitely NOT like Rievaulx!

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Thank Andrew R
Kolkata, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Jervaulx Abbey as part of a Mountain Goat day tour of Yorkshire Dales. Although the site itself is in ruins, the ruins are well maintained and it is very pretty to look at. The site also has a café where they have placed a model of how the Abbey used to look before it turned to ruins.

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Bedale, North Yorks
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is indeed a wonderful place to visit, at any time of the year as there is so much to see, considering that it is privately owned and entry is free, well done the Burdon family for their hard work plus there is the fantastic Tea Rooms which are well worth a visit, the home made cakes are all so... More 

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cazz32, Owner at Jervaulx Abbey, responded to this review

Whilst we the Burdon family thank you for your compliments, I have to ask, why do you think this site is free to enter?. On entering the site there is a sign asking visitors for a £3.00 donation, and explaining why this is very important. I ask how do you think that this wonderful place stays open to the public?... More 

Radcliffe on Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jervaulx Abbey is privately owned by the Burton family who look after it very well at their own expense - custodians of a sizeable chunk of our heritage. Whilst much much smaller than Fountains Abbey these ruins are almost empty of other visitors when we chanced by and therefore a more personal pleasure. There is a tea room across the... More 

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Thank John A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbey ruins are very impressive. The Abbey church has been levelled to its foundations. The out buildings are all thats left of this once great monastery. Parking and a cafe are located across the road. Entrance is by a voluntary donation.

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Thank Mark L
Newark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A spectacular monastic ruin, landscaped in the early 19th century, though not sanitised like Fountains Abbey (National Trust) or Rieveulx (English Heritage). Forget the English Heritage and National Trust sites ...Jerevaulx Abbey is the archetypal romantic and photogenic ruin

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here for a short visit on our way to Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales.The abbey looked stunning in the sunshine. What a wonderful setting. Prices a bit extreme @ £3 per visitor but nevertheless a beautiful abbey to visit. Also note that St Andrews church at Aysgarth is home to the Jervaulx screen and is well worth a visit.... More 

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cazz32, Owner at Jervaulx Abbey, responded to this review

i don't understand!!!!! you said you had a lovely time, "stunning in the sunshine", "wonderful setting". how do you think i stays that way? £3.00 is all we ask for this experience. being privately owned we have no other help and this is what we rely on to keep this Abbey going and open to the public, without it we... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on our way to Middleham. It's worth stopping to have a look but I do feel that the proposed charge of £3 per adult is a little high. It is privately owned and they do have an honesty box....so I suppose it up to you if you pay or not? Personally I think that £1 or £2 per... More 

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Sad that the Abbey was destroyed because in looking at the mock-up of it in the tea room, it must have been a magnificent place. And what a setting high up on a hill! People were setting up for a wedding, and it certainly was an excellent spot for a wedding. Free to wander around -- no guides and no... More 

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