Rievaulx Terrace, North Yorkshire

Rievaulx, Helmsley, York YO62 5LJ, UK

Simona Bertolaso

Helmsley

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Giardini e Parchi
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equipment

Description

Located in the North York Moors National Park, these 18th-century landscaped gardens offer a beautiful spot for a summertime stroll. Weave through the woodlands and out onto the terrace where you’ll be greeted by stunning views overlooking the ruin of Rievaulx Abbey.

The gardens are also bookended by two classical temples: at one end the Tuscan Temple and at the other the Ionic Temple. Adorned with paintings and rich plasterwork, step inside the temples to marvel at their craftsmanship. The Rievaulx Terrace also, on occasion, holds outdoor art exhibitions.
In spring the bank between the temples is awash with wild flowers, in summer the lawns are the perfect spot for picnics, while in autumn the beech woods are a mass of rich hues. Rievaulx Terrace’s close proximity to Nunnington Hall makes it an ideal double visit in one day.

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