North Yorkshire
The Burdon family, from left to right - Gayle, Anna, Carol and Ian have worked hard in an effort to maintain the tranquil and serene surroundings that can be enjoyed at present. Tranquil, Historical and Beautiful Come and discover the wild flowers and other plants found at Jervaulx Abbey

Founded in 1156, Jervaulx Abbey was once a great Cistercian monastery

Plundered and pillaged during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the Abbey now stands as an enchanting, charming and atmospheric ruin, allowed to flourish by its private owners with wild flowers and plants freely exploring its many nooks and crannies.

Set in the midst of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Jervaulx Abbey's dramatic and yet tranquil ambience has won the hearts of many of its visitors. We hope that this website presents a flavour of the Abbey's special qualities and acts as a source of inspiration for past and future visitors.

Jervaulx Abbey, is open all year round, dawn till dusk and plays host to civil ceremonies, wedding receptions, charity events as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location, and is part of the Turner Trail, more information here.

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History of the Abbey

Jervaulx Abbey is reputedly the second largest privately owned Cistercian Abbey in the U.K and is situated 17 miles North of Ripon at the entrance to Wensleydale.

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The Tea Rooms & Celebration Cakes

The Jervaulx Abbey Tea Rooms offer visitors a relaxing environment in which to sit and reflect on modern day life. There are also cakes from "Where the Ribbon Ends" on display, and available to order.

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Park House offers luxury guest accommodation, with 4 bedrooms. The Caravan site is situated in a peaceful walled orchard area with mature trees.

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From Wedding Receptions to Charity Events, Jervaulx Abbey is a beautiful location to give your event an extra wow factor.



Visitor Centre Opening times: February to November 10am - 4/5pm in the busy season, otherwise please ring for advice. Group Bookings and guided tours of the Abbey can be arranged, please contact Anna on
Tel: 01677 460391.
Facilities for Patrons Only


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Park House

Abbey & Events

01677 460391
01677 460226
(after 6pm)

Tea Rooms

01677 460391

Park House B&B

01677 460184

Caravan Park

01677 460226
(after 6pm)

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