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

Terrace Treasures outdoor art exhibition

Mon 29 Aug 2016
Rievaulx Terrace will play host to a wonderful outdoor exhibition. The sculpture trail will wind through the woodland, and across the Terrace. All the work is produced by local artists, each one of them unique in style and inspiration.

Dog day!

Sun 04 Sep 2016
Come and celebrate our favourite four legged friends! Throughout the day we'll be joined by local Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre, as well as grooming displays, competitive pooch competitions, agility demonstrations and even top toys stalls to...

Conservation in action

Mon 05 Sep 2016
Have you ever wondered how we care for the Ionic Temple and it's collection? Come and chat with the conservation team as they complete their yearly deep clean.

Open heritage day

Fri 09 Sep 2016
Come and discover Rievaulx's rich history for free! To celebrate Open Heritage Day, visitors will be able to explore this special place at no cost.

Autumn wildlife crafts

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Give wildlife a helping hand this winter by making your own bird box and feeder. Small cost for some activities.
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


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.