Exploring Rievaulx Abbey England

This enormous Cistercian house, numbering some 150 monks and 500 lay brethren at its peak, was the center from which several other northern abbeys were colonised.







The Road leading up to Rievaulx Abbey



The Refectory was the first part of the monastery rebuilt during the reign of Aelred. It is surrounded by the warming house and kitchen.


These are back views of the refectory , dormitory and infirmary


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