Abbeys

Rievaulx Abbey

An impressive monastic ruin dating back to 1132 with an interactive indoor museum to help transport you back in time. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/rievaulx-abbey/

Rosedale Abbey

Set in the heart of the rolling hills of Rosedale all that remains of the Cistercian Priory is a staircase, sundial and single stone pillar. The village Church was built from the stone of the Priory – as were many local farm houses and buildings following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII in 1535. http://www.rosedaleabbey.com

Whitby Abbey

Feeling energetic, then climb the 199stone steps to this magnificent abbey that stands tall over the seaside town of Whitby. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/whitby-abbey/