Winter abbey tour

If these walls could talk… Join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join a tour this weekend and learn all about the history of Fountains Abbey and discover stories of the people who used to live here.

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 £18.50 £16.80
Child £9.25 £8.40
Family £46.25 £42.00
One adult family £27.75 £25.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 16
N/A £14.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 16
N/A £7.20

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
Porter's Lodge by the abbey. This is at the bottom of the hill as you descend from the visitor centre
What to bring and wear
Sturdy walking shoes and warm clothes

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
1 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
2 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
8 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
9 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
15 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
16 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
22 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
23 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
29 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
1 March 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available

Upcoming events

Guided wellbeing walk through the abbey landscape

Sun 26 Jan 2020
10:00-11:30
Start the new year being inspired by the great outdoors. Can you feel the crunch of winter leaves underfoot? Or hear the birds sing? Join this free guided walk to be mindful and present with the nature and landscape around you.

Winter garden tours

Sun 26 Jan 2020
11:30-12:30
Join a free tour to learn more about the Aislabies, the father and son who created this World Heritage Site water garden.

Winter abbey tour

Sun 26 Jan 2020
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk… Join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.

Beginners running club at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Wed 29 Jan 2020
09:00-10:00
Join this new beginners running club to gently build up your strength and stamina with the help of our England Athletics trained run leaders.

Pilates in Fountains Hall

Thu 30 Jan 2020
09:00-10:00
Get yourself moving this winter with a pilates class in Fountains Hall.

Wild wellbeing walk around Studley Royal deer park

Sun 09 Feb 2020
10:00-11:30
Start the year with an invigorating Sunday morning walk enjoying the scenery and wildlife of Studley Deer Park.