We are pleased to announce that Ampleforth Abbey has been granted Grade I listing status following an upgrade by Historic England. Grade I buildings are of 'exceptional architectural and historical interest' and only 2.5% of listed buildings in England are Grade I.
Our peaceful Abbey Church acts as a landmark in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has welcomed thousands of visitors from across the world and is the spiritual heart of our community. We are delighted it has been recognised for its architectural as well as spiritual importance and hope this will encourage many more to come and see for themselves.