Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Discover one of Ryedale’s hidden gems.
Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

One of Ryedale’s hidden gems – the eighteenth century landscape of Rievaulx Terrace and its temples.

Designed to impress, Rievaulx Terrace was created by the Duncombe family in the 18th century and feels just as grand and tranquil today. Enjoy a peaceful woodland walk, before it opens out onto the terrace with stunning views through woodland vistas of Rievaulx Abbey. Visit the Ionic Temple to discover its magnificent painted ceiling and richly decorated furniture.


Features & Accessibility

  • Accredited Museum
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)
  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility

Rievaulx Terrace


Rievaulx, Helmsley YO62 5LJ

01439 798340


Opening times

8 February – 1 March, Saturday – Sunday, 10am-4pm. 2 March – 27 September, Monday – Sunday, 10am-5pm. 28 September – 1 November, Monday – Sunday, 10am-4pm. Last entry 1 hour before closing.


Located on the B1257, 2 miles north of Helmsley. Free parking.

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