What to expect when you visit Rievaulx Terrace

The Ionic Temple at Rievaulx Terrace, North Yorkshire.

Rievaulx Terrace will be open for selected dates only, please check opening times on the website for further details.

Rievaulx Terrace is open on selected dates this year - please check opening times for further details. There's no need to book tickets. 

Arrival and parking 

There's no need to prebook, but please check opening days and times before your visit as these vary throughout the year. 

The carpark opens at 10am. After parking, please go to Visitor Reception to show your membership card or pay for entry. 

Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight. At this time, we’re unable to welcome caravans and coaches.
There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend at Rievaulx Terrace during your visit.  


What's open?

  • The woodland walk and the terrace are open 10am-5pm.
  • The temple is open at selected times throughout the day, staff dependent.
  • There is a photography exhibition in the Welcome Building. 
  • There is also a second-hand bookshop in the Welcome Building. 


Toilets including accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available. 


The terrace does have some uneven grass and loose gravel paths, but all outdoor spaces are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.  Access from the carpark to visitor reception is via a sloped ramp. The temples and exhibition are accessed via steps. 

Bringing a dog

Dogs on leads welcome in the outdoor areas. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please use the hand sanitiser around the site. Face coverings are recommended in crowded areas. Give people plenty of space, including staff, volunteers and other visitors. 

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. 

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.