Daily water garden and abbey tours

A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour. Any questions? 3-4pm Abbey cloister If you don’t fancy a tour but have something you’d like to ask, visit one of our guides as you explore the estate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

11am - Garden and abbey tour

Fountains Abbey became the greatest folly of all when John Aislabie created his dramatic water garden. See the abbey as the Georgians did and discover 21st century follies designed by artists and architects. Meet at Porter's Lodge, tour lasts approx. 1.5hrs.

2pm - Abbey tour

If these walls could talk…unearth the monastic secrets of a great abbey and the daily routines of the monks who lived here. Meet at Porter's Lodge, tour lasts approx. 1 hr.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £15.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church.

All members need to bring their cards, including family passes. 

A family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children. Under 5s go free. 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Porters Lodge for both tours
Other
If you're unable to join a tour but would like to know more about the abbey's history visit Porter's Lodge or pick up an audio guide on your way in.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
2 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
3 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
4 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
5 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
6 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
7 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
8 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
9 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
10 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
11 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
12 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
13 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
14 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
15 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
16 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
17 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
18 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
19 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
20 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Fountains Abbey
Email
fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Heritage: A Harrogate College Exhibition

Sun 24 Mar 2019
10:00-16:00
Come and see a unique collection of mixed media pieces inspired by medieval heritage crafts created by the students of Harrogate College.

Winter abbey tours

Sun 24 Mar 2019
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk...

Bird detective trail

Sat 30 Mar 2019
10:00-17:00
Discover nests and eggs, feathers and bird song on an interactive trail around the abbey and water garden and learn about the life of a baby bird.

Lavender bags at Swanley Grange

Sat 30 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Bring the kids to get creative with hessian to make their own lavender bag.

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Mon 01 Apr 2019
11:00-12:30
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour. Any questions? 3-4pm Abbey cloister If you don’t fancy a tour but have something you’d like to ask, visit one of our guides as you explore the estate.

Any questions?

Mon 01 Apr 2019
15:00-16:00
Ask one of our knowledgeable guides about the history of the abbey