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Compositions are by Joseph Johannes Visser (Joop) and are entitled "Bells for Jervaulx". The pieces are played by Auke de Boer on the carillon of the Martinitower, Groningen.
To read more about the composer, visit his website here.
Welcome to 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.
7 days a week dawn to dusk
The crumbling walls of this ancient Cistercian monastery, heavily clad in their diverse vegetation, present one of the most romantic images of a former splendour and seclusion enjoyed by the white monks. Set humbly against a backdrop of parkland, this privately-owned ruin is an enchanting and enlightening reminder of the simplicity of life, the spiritual devotion, and the harsh conditions endured by the strict order of Cistercians. Read more...
In the 16th century during the dissolution of the monasteries, Jervaulx Abbey was declared forfeit to the crown. Its roofs were stripped of lead and its church was blown up with gunpowder. But its legacy lives on, not only in the majestic abbey ruins, but in the fascinating artefacts that can be found in many local parish churches from Aysgarth to Bedale. Read more...
B & B
Park House Bed and Breakfast offers 5-star, en suite accommodation with great views of the Abbey and surrounding countryside. It is situated at the entrance to Wensleydale, a short walk to Jervaulx Abbey. Read more...