Daily abbey and water garden tours

A tale of two parts, revisit the abbey's monastic past before experiencing the Georgian splendour of the water garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

11am - 12.30pm Abbey and garden tour - meet at Porter's Lodge (1.5 hours). On this tour you'll learn about the different follies of the Georgian water garden and the abbey's place within it.

2-3pm Abbey tour - meet at Porter's Lodge (1 hour). On this tour you'll learn about how the monks who lived here.

Any questions?

If you don't have time for a tour but have something you'd like to ask, visit one of our guides as you stroll around the estate.

3-4pm in the abbey cloister

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 £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church. A family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children. Under 5s go free. 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Porters Lodge for abbey tour

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
23 June 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
24 June 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
25 June 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
26 June 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
27 June 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
28 June 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
29 June 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
30 June 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
1 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
2 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
3 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
4 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
5 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
6 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
7 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
8 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
9 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
10 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
11 July 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

folly! Art in the garden trail

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
Pick up a map to explore the follies and let your creativity run wild!

folly! 2018

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
Surprising, intriguing and extraordinary... See the lost follies of the water garden re-imagined by artists and architects.

Daily abbey and water garden tours

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-14:00
A tale of two parts, revisit the abbey's monastic past before experiencing the Georgian splendour of the water garden.

Weaving at Swanley Grange

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
Weaving is a way of producing cloth by interlacing yarns at right angles.

Summer deer watch

Sat 23 Jun 2018
14:00-16:00
Do you know your stags from your hinds and your Reds from your Sikas? Come and explore the deer park in summer with our guides...

Summer in the herb garden

Tue 26 Jun 2018
13:30-15:30
Meet Rosemary, Angelica and Rose in the hidden herb garden opposite Fountains Hall.