Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx Terrace temple and wild flower banks

One of Yorkshire's finest 18th-century landscape gardens, containing two temples

Rievaulx Terrace

Things to see and do

The Rievaulx Temples

View from Rievaulx Terrace with the remains of Rievaulx Abbey

Follow our views and vistas walk 

Take in the views as you wander through Rievaulx terrace and village, exploring the landscape that inspired artist J.M.W. Turner.

Rievaulx Terrace

What's on

Upcoming events

Adults Tai- Chi on the Terrace

Fri 01 Jul 2016
Take time out from the hustle and bustle of life and relax in one of the greatest beauty spots of North Yorkshire. Join us for a morning of Tai- Chi, led by our experienced tutor. You won't find a better view to wind down and relax. Class...

Terrace Treasures outdoor art exhibition

Sat 02 Jul 2016
Rievaulx Terrace will play host to a wonderful outdoor exhibition. The sculpture trail will wind through the woodland, and across the Terrace. All the work is produced by local artists, each one of them unique in style and inspiration.

Family Tai- Chi on the Terrace

Sun 17 Jul 2016
Join our family friendly Tai- Chi class, complete with spectacular views. Enjoy gentle exercise as a family as you steady the pace from the usual morning mayhem. Perfect for 5 years and over. The class will last approximately 1 hour.

The Rievaulx games

Sat 06 Aug 2016
Stretch out your muscles and compete against your friends on the sports obstacle course. Who will be victorious!
Rievaulx Terrace

Our work

Beautiful mythological paintings on the ceiling of the Ionic Temple

Conserving the Ionic ceiling  

The decorative ceiling of the Ionic Temple has not been viewed in detail for nearly one hundred years. During February and March, we will be doing a full condition and conservation report from high scaffolds.

Rievaulx Terrace


A Robin resting on a fence post

Discover our wildlife 

From deer to badgers and birds to orchids discover the wildlife that calls our special place home all year round.