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Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park
For centuries people have been drawn to this inspiring place.
From humble beginnings the magnificent abbey was established by devout monks seeking a simpler existence. The atmospheric ruins that remain are a window into a way of life which shaped the medieval world.
When the socially ambitious John Aislabie inherited Studley Royal, he set about creating an elegant water garden of mirror-like ponds, statues and follies, incorporating the romantic ruins into his design.
Green lawns stretch down to the riverside, a perfect spot for a picnic. Riverside paths lead to the deer park, home to Red, Fallow and Sika deer and ancient trees; limes, oaks, and sweet chestnuts.
One-of-a-kind, this special place is now recognised as a World Heritage Site.
Join our golden egg hunt, try den building and tag along on a family nature walk. This Easter bank holiday be an 'eggsplorer' on the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail.
Surprise your eyes with new views and vistas in the water garden this springtime, its the best time to see some of the follies too.
Coming soon... seek out the follies of the water garden between May - November to see them transformed by some of the country's most inventive artists and designers.
Nature is waking up all over the estate, join us for a nature walk or learn to birdwatch with the best of them.