Jervaulx Abbey

Address: Jervaulx Abbey, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4PH
Phone: +44 01677 460226

Discovering Jervaulx Abbey: A Tranquil Ruin in North Yorkshire

Jervaulx Abbey, nestled in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales near Ripon, is a serene and historic Cistercian monastery founded in 1156. The privately-owned ruins are set within 125 acres of stunning parkland and feature over 200 varieties of wildflowers adorning its walls.

The abbey's peaceful setting, surrounded by sheep and natural beauty, makes it an ideal destination for those seeking tranquility and history.

Jervaulx Abbey is renowned for its historical significance and horticultural beauty, offering a unique experience for visitors​!


The admission prices for Jervaulx Abbey are modest, reflecting its reliance on visitor contributions for maintenance:

  • Adults: £3.50
  • Children: £2.50

Visitors are encouraged to support the abbey through the honesty box at the entrance, ensuring the preservation of this historic site for future generations​.

Features/Things To Do

Jervaulx Abbey offers a range of activities and sights:

  • Explore the Ruins: Wander through the extensive ruins and appreciate the tranquil surroundings.
  • Wildflower Walks: Enjoy the diverse flora that decorates the abbey walls, particularly in spring and summer.
  • Picnicking: Bring a picnic and relax in the serene parkland.
  • Photography: Capture the scenic beauty of the ruins and the surrounding landscape.
  • Private Events: The abbey is available for weddings and small private events, offering a unique historical backdrop​

Jervaulx Abbey On The Map


Jervaulx Abbey is accessible by car:

By Car:

  • Address: Park House, Jervaulx, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4PH. There is ample parking available on-site.

A visit to Jervaulx Abbey offers a peaceful and enriching experience, perfect for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Plan your visit today to explore this beautiful and tranquil historic site!

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