We recently had friends visiting so we took a trip up to Rievaulx Abbey, near Helmsley

To get there we had to take the A170 up Sutton Bank, a hairpin turn with a gradient of 1 in 4! Poor Aygo didn’t like that one very much.

Rievaulx is smaller than Fountains Abbey (see previous post) but more ornately carved and very beautiful.

Nearby Helmsley is an adorable Yorkshire village with castle ruins overlooking the town.

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