What to expect when you visit Rievaulx Terrace

Autumnal walking across the vast terrace

Rievaulx Terrace will be open for selected weekends only, please check opening times on the website for further details. Tickets will be available to book two weeks before.

Rievaulx Terrace is open on the first weekend of every month. Tickets will become available the Friday two weeks before opening.  

Tickets for 2 & 3 October will become available on Friday 17 September. 

Rievaulx Terrace is closed between November and March. 

Arrival and parking 

We are now offering both a pre-book ticket and walk in system. To guarantee admission to the site we recommend booking in advance. When arriving at Rievaulx Terrace please have your ticket ready to show our staff either on your phone or a printed copy. If you’re a member, you’ll also need to show your membership card. 

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.  

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. You can scan the NHS Test and Trace QR code at Visitor Reception. 

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. 

What's open?

The woodland walk and the terrace are open, as are the toilets. The temples and exhibition are open, 10:30am-4.30pm. There is also a photography exhibition 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. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.

How to book your visit

Booking is recommended, including members. Entry and parking are free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. 

•    Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
•    You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
•    The timeslot is for your arrival time only, there is no time limit on your visit. 
•    Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale.
•    We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Tickets for 2 & 3 October will become available on Friday 17 September. 

Rievaulx Terrace is closed between November and March.