Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Important notice -

The play area is closed for a make-over at the moment. The new area is very nearly ready to scramble, climb, jump and swing on! If you're as excited as we are we'll see you very soon when the new playground opens!

Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do

This summer...

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

Summer Explorer Map

Wed 27 Jul 2016
10:00-17:00
Pick up a sensational summer map to discover the best nature hotspots around the estate.

Landscapes and gardens textiles exhibition

Wed 27 Jul 2016
10:30-17:30
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, the Embroiderers' Guild has drawn upon the beautiful gardens of England as inspiration for a textile exhibition.

Abbey tour

Wed 27 Jul 2016
11:00-12:00
If these walls could talk... join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.

Medieval make and play

Wed 27 Jul 2016
11:00-15:00
Have you ever wondered what monks did for fun?

folly!

Wed 27 Jul 2016
11:00-16:00
Follow paths through the water garden to the Banqueting House and Temple of Piety this year to see visual magic of the most extraordinary kind by internationally renowned artist Mat Collishaw.

Abbey & water garden tour

Wed 27 Jul 2016
13:00-14:30
A tale of two parts, revisit the Abbey's monastic past before experiencing the Georgian splendour of the water garden.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Eating and shopping

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Our work

Volunteers helping to install Folly at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Get involved 

Our volunteers are so important in helping us look after Fountains Abbey. From mucking in at the bird hide to leading tours for visitors, we'll match your skills to our available roles so you can get involved.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Learning

National Trust Education Officer and a school group at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

A new way to learn 

Experience a day in the life of a monk, go pond dipping, den building or even camp out under the stars when you bring your educational group to our special place.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Groups

National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Visit with your group 

Groups of visitors have been coming to our special place since the 18th-century. With guided tours, self-led visits and a discount on admission prices come and find out what makes this World Heritage Site so special.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Places to stay

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Weddings

Wedding couple at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Say 'I do' 

Say 'I do' at our World Heritage Site then have celebratory drinks and canapés in the private walled garden overlooking the River Skell.