Maintained By English Heritage

When Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission centre for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland, it was the first Cistercian abbey in the north. With time it became one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fame.

Maintained By English Heritage

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The ruins of the abbey are still standing and are yet impressive today. They are now in the care of English Heritage.



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Comments

  • Smudger
    Smudgerover 5 years ago

    wonderful photography

  • thanks very much Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • simba
    simbaover 5 years ago

    Great shot Trevor.

  • Thank you Linda

    – Trevor Kersley

  • shakey
    shakeyover 5 years ago

    great image Trevor.

  • Thank you Shakey

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 5 years ago

    would fit the heritage and trust group

  • Thanks Philip will have a look

    – Trevor Kersley

  • jenjim
    jenjimover 5 years ago

    Please add National Heritage or National Trust to the description for it to be added to the Heritage group

  • will do Jennifer…its English Heritage.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • jchanders
    jchandersover 5 years ago

    Great scene and shot!

  • Thanks very much for the comments

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 5 years ago

    A superb image of this once might abbey, Trevor! We were there on a visit in 1997 and were so fascinated by the description of the activities carried out in the various parts of the abbey. It must have been SO cold for them!

  • Thank you Pat… yes its amazing what they did back then without central heating

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Rowan  Lewgalon
    Rowan Lewgalonover 5 years ago

    Awesome!
    I love Rievaulx Abbey and drew Saint Aelred of Rievaulx who was abbot there.

  • Thanks Maureen for your comments.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • mikebov
    mikebovabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Trevor
    We visited the ruins of Bayham Abbey in Sussex yesterday, that also has some majestic ruins

  • Thanks Mike…we are blessed with many ruined abbeys here in Yorkshire.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Heps
    Hepsabout 5 years ago

  • Thanks very much its greatly appreciated.

    – Trevor Kersley

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