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

Woodland life sculpture trail by Carol Sterritt

Sun 30 Apr 2017
See the woodland in a new light as you walk through bluebells and wild garlic to discover beautiful metal sculptures inspired by woodland wildlife.

Wildflower wander

Thu 11 May 2017
Ever a highlight for many people visiting during spring and summer, join Head Gardener Nick, for a tour through the woodland and along the terrace to discover how we manage and develop the wildflower banks. From cowslips, butter cups and...

Vista paint

Sat 20 May 2017
The woodland vistas provide stunning views to the ruined Abbey below. Whether you're a passionate artist with a flair for design or a carefree doodler, take a break to put paint to paper.

Stargazing and night time nature walk

Sat 30 Sep 2017
Come and join a night time nature walk and stargazing in one of the darkest places in Britain. Hear informative talks by experienced astronomers from the York Astro club and discover more about the wildlife that lives in the woodland with our...
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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.