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Rievaulx Abbey

By Ford / November 30, 2020

Tucked away in a serene and peaceful valley near the Yorkshire market town of Helmsley, Rievaulx Abbey is a magnificent ruin of one of the greatest abbeys in England. It is situated in a peaceful green valley near the River Rye. The name Rievaulx was derived from Rye (the river) and Valle (the valley). The […]

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Duncombe Park

By Ford / November 29, 2020

Magnificent Duncombe Park is a Grade I listed Italianate mansion with baroque influence nestled within a 450-acre estate of parkland, gardens and nature reserves. It is the home of the Duncombe family who assume the hereditary title of Baron Feversham. Although the house remains private, the landscaped gardens and nature reserve are open for visitors […]

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Helmsley Castle

By Ford / November 29, 2020

The East Tower, Great Hall and massive mediaeval earthworks mark the site of Helmsley Castle, which has an interesting history dating back to Norman times. The land was originally owned by William Espec, a loyal supporter who fought alongside William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He was rewarded by being given […]

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