Life at English Heritage’s abbeys and castles did not end when the last of the human occupants moved out – in fact, quite the opposite is true, as over the centuries, the crumbling masonry and open grassland has become home to a diverse collection of wildlife pleased to take advantage of what man has left behind.

There is an abundance of wildlife at English Heritage’s Yorkshire properties, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of wild deer, rabbits and squirrels at peaceful Rievaulx Abbey, the famous stoats at Mount Grace Priory and even bats at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens!
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