Jervaulx Abbey Ruins, North Yorkshire – Abbey Open daily from dawn till dusk. Tearooms open from February to October at various times, and closed from November to middle of February. Small donations for entry to Abbey via Honesty Box

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There is an on-site car park which is in front of the tea rooms. The Abbey is mainly wheelchair-accessible, with fine loose gravel paths, however there are some steps which may not be suitable for people with low mobility. The tea rooms are wheelchair-accessible throughout. There are three unisex toilets inside, two of which are disability toilets which are wheelchair-accessible. There are baby-changing facilities available.

Brief Description:

Jervaulx Abbey is a ruined Cistercian Abbey which was dedicated to St Mary in 1156. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries it was passed on through the numerous families who owned Jervaulx Hall. In 1971 it was purchased by Major Burdon and his wife, and then purchased by their son Ian in 2001. There is a tea room and visitors centre on site where you can purchase guide books.


Further Information


Park House, Jervaulx, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4PH


Via contact page of website:


01677 460226


Opening Hours:

Abbey open daily from Dawn till Dusk

Tea Rooms open daily

Middle of February to middle of March - 10am – 4pm

Middle of March to end of September - 10am – 4.30pm

October - 10am – 4pm

November to middle of February - Closed


From Boroughbridge via A1(M) and B6267. Take A1(M) Northbound for 6.8 miles. At junction 50 take the A61 exit to Ripon/Thirsk. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A6055 and follow for 3.3 miles. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Lime Lane/B6267 westbound and continue to follow for 6.8 miles. Turn right onto A6108 and follow for 5.9 miles. Your destination will be on the left.

From Darlington via A1(M). Take A1(M) Southbound for 14.4 miles. Take the exit towards A6055/A684. Continue on A684 southbound, and then take B6268 and follow for 4.8 miles. Turn right onto B6267. Turn right onto A6108 and follow for 5.9 miles. Your destination will be on the left.

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The closest railway station is Northallerton approximately 16 miles away. Buses do not operate in the local area. For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33.


There are on-site tea rooms and also Park House bed-and-breakfast accommodation. The area is quite rural, however there are public houses, restaurants, bed-and-breakfast accommodation, shopping and a Tourist Information Centre in Masham. The larger towns nearby are Darlington and Harrogate which have a wealth of attractions including museums, churches, hotels, bed-and-breakfast accommodation, bars and restaurants, with grocery stores and shopping centres.

Travel Information

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