A warm welcome to Jervaulx Abbey
in North Yorkshire


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

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. The Abbey is also a unique wedding venue, being licensed to hold legal ceremonies and a paddock suitable for marquee reception.  A truly stunning way to spend the day with loved ones and creating memories to last a lifetime.
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, and two luxury shepherd's huts just across the road from the Abbey.

Jervaulx Abbey, is open all year round, dawn till dusk.  Kept open and maintained on the entrance contributions of our visitors and our weddings, we are not connected to 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 on our Donation Page


Find Us

Jervaulx Abbey Tearoom,
Jervaulx, Ripon

01677 460391 (daytime)

01677 460226 (after 6pm)

What’s on at Jervaulx Abbey

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. ​

The tearooms are permanently closed

The Abbey will be closed for private weddings on the following dates:


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

Being privately owned this ruin has a atmosphere like no other, a place to forget the worlds troubles

Rachel from Dundee

My minds own playground, history & beauty here stands proud

Richard from Scotland

Attended the most atmospheric and romantic wedding here, memories to cherish in such a wonderful place

Sara from Leeds