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

Mon 29 May 2017
10:00-17:00
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 01 Jun 2017
13:30-15:00
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.

Wildflower wander

Thu 01 Jun 2017
13:30-15:00
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...

Summer solstice

Wed 21 Jun 2017
19:00-22:00
A special late night opening to celebrate the longest day of the year, in one of the most picturesque places in Yorkshire. Join a nature walk and a picnic on the Terrace.

Willow of the Woods - outdoor sculptures by Ann Turnbull

Sat 01 Jul 2017
10:00-16:00
Spot beautiful willow work animal sculptures in the woodland. A hive of activity with a bird swooping upon its prey, a squirrel startled as it scurries up a tree and a pair of red deer engaged in combat.

Flutterbies and creepy crawlies

Thu 17 Aug 2017
14:00-16:00
We're all going on a bug and butterfly hunt! Take a closer look at the creatures you'll find in the garden this summer with our Head Gardener Nick.
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

Wildlife

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.