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Jervaulx Abbey, Jervaulx

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4.4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Jervaulx Abbey in East Witton near the city of Ripon, was one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, England, dedicated to St. Mary in 1156.The place-name Jervaulx is first attested in 1145, where it appears as Jorvalle. The name means 'the Ure valley', in French, and is perhaps a translation of the English 'Ure-dale', aka Yoredale. To avoid confusion, the valley is instead called Wensleydale.
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  • This is perhaps one of the lesser known relics from Henry VIII's priapic vandalism, but we thought it was one of the most charming such sites we have ever visited. I have to admit, at first glance it ...  read more »
  • We called in for a late lunch, after a long walk. I asked for a menu as I could not see one around only for it to be pointed out by an elderly man behind the counter who turned the menu round and very...  read more »
  • Jervaulx is one of a large number of early Medieval monastic houses in Yorkshire and is the only one, as far as I'm aware, that is in private hands. Set amongst the rolling countryside of this part of...  read more »
  • I've been to this place and it is magic I would give it. 5 but it can be very scary
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