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 £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
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
15 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
21 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
22 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
26 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
27 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
28 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
29 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
30 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
31 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
1 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
2 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
4 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
5 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
11 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
12 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
18 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
19 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
25 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
26 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
1 February 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available

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Upcoming events

SOLD OUT - A festive tale with Father Christmas

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:00-11:45
Father Christmas is waiting by Fountains Hall to tell a festive Fountains tale. He has a gift ready for all those good boys and girls too.

1930s Christmas at Fountains Hall

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Discover what Christmas would be like in the 1930s at Fountains Hall this festive season.

Make a Christmas tree decoration

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Create a rustic Christmas tree decoration to hang up at home this festive season.

On the hoof

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:30-12:30
Trot along to St Mary's Church to watch the wild deer munching through their winter feed.

Winter garden tours

Sun 15 Dec 2019
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 15 Dec 2019
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.