"Jervaulx Abbey" Middleham Things to Do Tip by Sjalen

Middleham Things to Do: 6 reviews and 9 photos

A very French sounding name as that was the lingua franca in the days of the Cistercian monks who founded the abbey after moving here when another site failed them. The nams simply means "Valley of the Ure" which is the river running through Wensleydale. Maybe not as famous as Riveaulx, Fountains and Bolton abbeys also in North Yorkshire, this one still merits a visit as it is amazingly intact. The monks bred sheep and also racehorses for Henry VIII who still executed their last abbot at Tyburn in London when the abbot rebelled against him in the Pilgrimage of Grace...

Directions: Signposted from Masham.

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 11, 2003
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