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

Rievaulx Terrace

What's on

Upcoming events

Willow of the Woods - outdoor sculptures by Ann Turnbull

Sun 20 Aug 2017
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.

National Dog Day!

Sat 26 Aug 2017
On National Dog Day, we'll be joined by the local Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre to celebrate everything special about man's best friend. Enjoy plenty of competitive pooch competitions and fun activities.

Flight of the Alchemist, outdoor sculptures by Michael Kusz

Sat 09 Sep 2017
Rediscover and awaken your imagination and sense of adventure; and enter an enchanted kingdom inhabited by dragons and sea serpents. Discover beautiful brass and copper artwork as you walk along the terrace.

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.