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

Discover one of Ryedale's true gems - the 18th-century landscape of Rievaulx Terrace. Stroll through woods, then out on to the terrace, with its stunning views down over the Cistercian ruin of Rievaulx Abbey.

In spring the bank between the temples is awash with wild flowers, in summer the lawns are the perfect spot for picnics, while in autumn the beech woods are a mass of rich hues.

Rievaulx Terrace's close proximity to Nunnington Hall makes it an ideal double visit in one day.

Walking at Rievaulx

See Views and Vistas

Get your walking boots on © National Trust

Explore the beautiful Ryedale valley as part of the Great British Walk festival. Pick up a leaflet from the visitor centre or download a map here.

Nature Nuts and History Buffs

Turner’s view of Rievaulx Abbey © York Museums Trust

A walk that will satisfy your longing for nature and your historical curiosities

The Tonic of the Terrace walk

The Ionic Temple enveloped by snow © Rievaulx Terrace, National Trust

A relaxing family walk that shows off the best that Rievaulx Terrace has to offer for history, nature and views

Calling all art lovers

Terrace Treasures, our new outdoor sculpture exhibition, has opened. Come and see 17 works of art by eight local artists. Be prepared to marvel at the imagination and creativity on display.