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. We opened the Tearooms in 1994, run by the same family, we prided ourselves on Local sourced and Homemade Delights, but in 2021 we decided not to reopen from Covid closures.  
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.

Jervaulx Abbey, is open all year round, dawn till dusk.  Kept open and maintained purely 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

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