Byland Abbey, Coxwold

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  • Spend a good hour looking around the ruins - you will not be disappointed. The Abbey Inn (opposite) serves tasty snacks.  more »
  • We stopped off here after having been at The Black Swan, what an amazing abbey and ruins, we weren't sure if they would be open at 10am on a cold, wet Friday in November, but they were and we had the ...  more »
  • This site simply takes your breath away on first glance. To think this was constructed before all the mechanical equipment was invented. Breath taking ...  more »
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  • Good for a family visit. The Abbey provides great photo opportunities, & there's a lovely pub over the road with an attractive décor offering hot meals, drinks & more. The Abbey offers FREE parking for English Heritage members (at time of writing).
  • We was going over to Farndale when we passed Byland Abbey stopped to take a photo 📷the site was closed but managed from the roadside it looks impressive and will visit when next in the area even the Abbey Inn was closed at the time
  • This is another English Heritage maintained abbey nesting in the Howardian Hills. Whilst it is close to some of its neighbours, it appears to have flourished uniting the time of the Reformation. The ruins look spectacular and are currently being maintained. There is a small ticket office at the front and an exhibition centre in the complex. Across the road is a tearoom which also hold weddings as well
  • What a beautiful abbey. There is a free small car park just across the street next to the Inn. If it were still here, the Yorkshire rose at the top, front of the abbey would be one of the largest in the region. Inside you'll find some interesting things including some beautiful tiled floors that survived after King Henry VIII decided to effectively destroy this abbey along with many others. An excellent adventure that includes a small museum on the site as well. Give yourself at least an hour or more to explore the site. The Inn across the way seemed to be rather crowded so maybe it is nice (we didn't visit).
  • Unfortunately it was closed. The rivelux abbey was much better from what I could see though
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