Rosedale Abbey

Rosedale Abbey is a delightful village located in a stunning valley in the centre of Rosedale, an area of rolling hills and deep valleys. The pretty village consists of a collection of quaint terraced cottages which were once miners houses, a couple of pubs, an art gallery, tea room, glass studio and the village green.

A Cistercian Priory of the same name once stood on the site. All that is left today is a staircase, sundial and single stone pillar. Originally founded in 1158 the priory was inhabited by a small group of nuns who were thought to have been the first people to farm sheep commercially in the region. The priory ceased to operate in 1535 due to the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The building was eventually dismantled...