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

Fri 28 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.

Wildflower wander

Thu 03 Aug 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 03 Aug 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...

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.

Sports day

Sat 19 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
Get outside and active this summer with sports day on the terrace. Challenge a friend to a race, conquer the obstacle course and have a go at Archery.

National Dog Day!

Sat 26 Aug 2017
10:30-16:00
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.
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.