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Discover Fountains...

Celebrate the season on one of our nature walks, or join a guided tour to explore over 800 years of history.

Get Medieval & Go Georgian at our World Heritage weekend event, and get started on a 50 things adventure this May half term.

The whole family can get involved in Tour de France fever with family bike rides, Skyrides and Tour de Cinema.

You'll find a new display in Fountains Hall showcasing new work by local art students.

Full details of all our events can be found below.

May bank holiday

We're having an all-singing, all-dancing World Heritage weekend!

Enjoy medieval crafts, dance and cookery, and elegant Georgian costume and fan-making.

New tours & walks

See Fallow, Sika and Red Deer in the deer park

Find out what's seen and unseen in the architecture of the abbey, or see where Studley Hall once stood on a tour of Aislabie's deer park.

Set your alarm for an Early Birds Walk, celebrate Spring on a nature walk or head out on a Deer Watch.

Tour de France

The worldâ¿¿s biggest cycle race, the Tour de France has its Grand Depart in  

 We're super excited about the 'Grand Depart' from Yorkshire this year, and we're hosting some cycle-related events here too...

Meet Rob Penn

Its all about the bike... 

Author, TV presenter and cyclist Rob Penn has ridden around the world and biked across Wales in the dark, we can't wait to hear all his two wheel tales.

Family bike ride

Enjoy a day out on your bike © David Levenson

As part of Tour de France fever we're offering all you aspiring Bradley Wiggins' the rare opportunity to cycle around the ruins of Fountains Abbey!

Tour de Cinema

Yorkshire Festivalâ¿¿s Tour de Cinema brings film to stunning locations © National Trust / Tour de Cinema

We're showing some great films down on the west green of the abbey; movies plucked from archive documentaries to the latest in contemporary cinema.


Get on your bike for a friendly welcome at a property near you © British Cycling

We’ve teamed up with British Cycling this summer to host a series of amazing Skyrides. Find rides listed below or on the Skyrides website...