Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx Terrace Ionic Temple

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

Rievaulx Terrace

What's on

Upcoming events

A Tale of Two Sketchbooks – immersive exhibition by Fiona Bowley

Mon 22 Jul 2019
Inspired by the rich history and theatrical landscape of Rievaulx Terrace, experience Fiona Bowley’s immersive sculpture exhibition telling the story of an imagined meeting of two young 18th-century women artists from contrasting backgrounds.

Summer of Sports

Mon 29 Jul 2019
Get outdoors in the fresh air and take part in sport activities.

Wildflower wander

Thu 01 Aug 2019
Ever a highlight for many people visiting during spring and summer, join Head Gardener Nick for a free tour through the woodland and along the terrace to discover how we manage and develop the wildflower banks

Family bush craft

Thu 08 Aug 2019
Get closer to nature on one of our new family bush craft days where the whole family can try their hand at shelter making, fire starting, and cooking some simple but tasty outdoor foods.

Flutterbies & creepie crawlies

Thu 15 Aug 2019
‘We’re going on a bug hunt, we’re gonna catch a big one!’ Join fellow nature detectives for a butterfly and beastie hunt round the garden and see what you find.
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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.

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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.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Rievaulx Terrace on the National Trust Collections website