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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Address/Location

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 3DY

Contact

Tel: 01765 608888

Surrounded by beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, this World Heritage Site has a lot to offer for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

The magnificent ruins of the once prosperous Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruins in the country, sit alongside a Georgian water garden that is sure to delight your senses. This breath-taking landscape is also home to a Jacobean manor house known as Fountains Hall, Studley Royal medieval deer park, a beautiful Victorian church and Cistercian water-mill.

Fountains Abbey

On your visit you’ll discover the rich but turbulent history of the abbey by joining a guided tour, reading about it in Porter’s Lodge or picking up an audio guide from admissions.

Studley Royal water-garden

Wander along to the tranquil water gardens and admire the beautifully designed ponds, classical statues and visit the many follies dotted throughout the grounds. Don’t miss the High Ride path, with the stunning Surprise View looking out over the abbey and dare yourself to pass through the dark Serpentine Tunnel.

On your visit

Kids full of beans? Bring them along to let off steam in the children’s play, which is full of fun things to climb on and over - including a miniature wooden abbey.

Find the perfect spot for a summer picnic on the abbey green, or indulge in some delicious home-made treats from the restaurant and Studley Royal tea-room looking out over the lake.

Don’t miss the shop either! It’s packed full of seasonal delights – from candles, fragrances and homewares, to books, cards and garden gear – you will find the ideal gift for your loved ones. You don’t need to pay to get to the shop, so come along at any point within our opening times to find the perfect present.

When can you visit?

Open daily throughout the year, each season brings something new to uncover whether it’s spring Snowdrops, summer views or autumnal colours.

From trails and wildlife walks to re-enactment weekends and outdoor theatre, you’ll find a wide range of events and activities to enjoy. Visit the website to see the full programme and seasonal highlights.

Times & Prices:

Open daily from 10am
Last admission 5pm April – October
Last admission 4pm November - March
Whole estate closed Fridays in November, December, January & 24/25 December.

Adult  £15.00
Child  £7.50
Family  £37.50

See other National Trust properties around the Harrogate District.

Opening Times

November to January (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Jan 2019)
DayTimes
Monday10:0016:00*
Tuesday10:0016:00*
Wednesday10:0016:00*
Thursday10:0016:00*
Friday
Saturday10:0016:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*
February to October (1 Feb 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
DayTimes

* Closed Fridays in Nov, Dec and Jan. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Visit EnglandCode of Practice Code of Practice 2013

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