Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey’s impressive ruins are the perfect choice if you want a day out immersed in history. I found the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings the perfect stimulus for an imagined trip back in time. The extensive site is home to some of the most complete of England’s abbey ruins. Walking around it’s easy to imagine what the Abbey must have looked like hundreds of years ago. The ruins include extensive remains of the church,…

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The best places in Yorkshire (part 2, 20 photos)

The best places in Yorkshire (part 2, 20 photos)

Continuing from my earlier post, the following 20 photos showcase some more of the best places in Yorkshire. 21. The Ribblehead Viaduct carries the Settle–Carlisle railway across Batty Moss. 22. Janet’s Foss near the village of Malham. 23. Brimham Rocks in Nidderdale. 24. Yorkshire Dales. 25. Victoria Shopping Arcade, Leeds. 26. Saltburn by the Sea. 27. River Wharfe. 28. Malham Cove. 29. Blossom Trees, Harrogate Stray. 30. Middleham Castle, Wharfedale. 31. Rievaulx Abbey, Ryedale. 32….

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The best places in Yorkshire (part 1, 20 photos)

The best places in Yorkshire (part 1, 20 photos)

I was born in Yorkshire, still live there now and have lived in the county for most of my life. It has a population equal to that of Scotland’s and covers an area half the size of Belgium. It has a flag of its own (a white rose on a blue background) and its own day of celebration, Yorkshire Day (1st August). Yorkshire is undeniably one of the most beautiful areas in Britain. The county…

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Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx Terrace sits on the hill above Rievaulx Abbey. Thomas Duncombe the Third, the owner of Duncombe Park, created this neo-classical garden in 1758. The National Trust owns the site and access is free for members, non-members must pay the entrance fee. If you are combining a visit here with a trip to Rievaulx Abbey, the two sites are only a short walk or car ride apart. The site allows Dogs as long as they…

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