A warm welcome to Jervaulx Abbey
in North Yorkshire


Important notice January  2021: Jervaulx Abbey is closed to the public. Sticking with the new laws regarding COVID-19 and lockdown, visiting the abbey does not come under reasons to travel.


The Burdon family extends warm welcome to Jervaulx Abbey & Tearoom in North Yorkshire.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for current events.  Tearooms is now closed for winter and due to Covid, we hope to reopen feb/March.  We have a special collection and local delivery service throughout the run up to Christmas, visit our menu page to find out more

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 with wild flowers, shrubs and Trees freely exploring its many nooks and crannies.  As a family run ancient monument we wanted to stand proud and keep the peace and tranquility that the Abbey would have always stood for.

Set in the midst of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Jervaulx Abbey’s dramatic, yet tranquil ambience has won the hearts of many of its visitors. We opened the Tearooms in 1994, run by the same family, we prided ourselves on Local sourced and Homemade Delights.  Winning a number of different awards for our baking, we started Where the Ribbon Ends, a celebration and wedding cake business in 2015, we also have a online shop with postable treat boxes..  For up to date information on Opening hours and service please visit our Tearooms Visit Us page.

Jervaulx Abbey, is open all year round, dawn till dusk.  Kept open and maintained purely on the entrance contributions of our visitors, we receive zero funding from English heritage or National Trust or any other governing body to keep the abbey open day to day.  We have a restoration page to read about the phases of work completed over the years.  You are able to make a contribution via PayPal now, especially during these times of cashless payments, click the link to be taken to our PayPal 

Playing host to civil ceremonies, wedding receptions, charity events and plays, as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location, it is also part of the Turner Trail.

Find Us

Jervaulx Abbey Tearoom,
Jervaulx, Ripon

01677 460391 (daytime)

01677 460226 (after 6pm)

What’s on at Jervaulx Abbey & Tearoom

We can host many different Events from Weddings to Charity Days, Car Rallies to Group Guided Tours, see below and keep up to date with any news and featured days. ​


In their footsteps, recipe book, now on sale!

What visitors tell us...

The ruins have a atmosphere like nowhere I've been before

Caroline from York

Nature has decorated these walls so beautifully, preserved & natural

David from County Durham

Fabulous service & amazing choice of homemade goodies!

Rachel from Dundee

My minds own playground, history & beauty here stands proud

Richard from Scotland

Cake cake cake!!! So much cake! My heaven on earth

Sara from Leeds