Things to see & do

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What's on

Every weekend see the abbey lit with rainbow colours and hear live music and carols for Music & Lights.

Find a new exhibition of work by local art students, Christmas workshops, winter tours and walks to enjoy too...

For families

Meet Father Christmas, post him a letter, make a decoration and find the cast of the Twelve Days of Christmas hidden in the grounds.

Wrap up warm and go 'On the Hoof' to see the deer munching their winter feed.

Don't miss...

  • null © Fresh winter walks by the lake

    Grab your walking boots and explore the estate

  •  © Ainley Bisby

    Explore the park to spot red, fallow and sika deer

  • See the frost sparkle on the ancient ruins © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

    Find out more on a winter weekend abbey tour

  • See changing exhibitions in Fountains Hall © Julie Butterworth

    See a new exhibition by Harrogate College

  • See changing exhibitions in Fountains Hall © Alec Gordon

    Warm up in the cafe and try our tasty estate venison 

Wildlife wonders

Wrap up warm and explore the deer park

Explore the deer park and look out for wildlife and winter visitors.

Find out more about the deer 'On the Hoof' or join us on a family nature walk through the estate.

Winter walks

We've miles of footpaths and trails to explore and walking routes to download so you can find your own way through this beautiful landscape.

Christmas treats

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in our restaurant this festive season, and while you're here get your Christmas shopping sorted in our shop.