Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx Terrace Ionic Temple

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

Star gazing at Rievaulx Terrace

Stargazing and night-time nature walk at Rievaulx Terrace 

Join us on Saturday 7 September in one the darkest places in Britain for an evening of stargazing with the York Astro club and a night-time nature walk.

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What's on

Upcoming events

A Tale of Two Sketchbooks – immersive exhibition by Fiona Bowley

Mon 26 Aug 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 26 Aug 2019
Get outdoors in the fresh air and take part in sport activities.

Stargazing and nature night walk

Sat 07 Sep 2019
Come and join a night time nature walk and stargazing in one of the darkest places in Britain. Hear informative talks by experienced astronomers and discover more about local wildlife.

Heritage Open Days

Fri 20 Sep 2019
In partnership with the Open Heritage scheme, enjoy a visit to this special place free of charge to find out about its history.

Meet the Artist - Fiona Bowley

Sat 28 Sep 2019
Come and meet Fiona Bowley, the artist behind our Tale of Two Sketchbooks exhibition. Chat with Fiona about her exhibition, how she goes about preparing for something like this and where she gets her inspiration.
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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