Founded by Cistercian in 1132 and dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1538, Rievaulx Abbey near Helmsley
is a haven of peace in a hectic world. Take a picnic, relax for an hour or two.
Henry did a good job, leaving only the skeleton of the Abbey, but there's enough to conjure up what a thriving community the Abbey once was. Look away now and write down the name of the abbey - I bet you still can't spell it. |map| |next attraction|
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