Fascinating nature facts

Enjoy a walk bursting with interesting facts about nature on the estate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From poisonous plants to ingenious ways nature is used, your guide Mike will astound you with fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes as you walk around this beautiful estate.

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
Meet at the visitor centre

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 July 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Thu 27 Jun 2019
11:00-12:30
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour to learn more about the history and stories of this ancient place.

Fascinating nature facts

Wed 10 Jul 2019
14:00-15:30
Enjoy a walk bursting with interesting facts about nature on the estate.

Mass for St Benedict

Thu 11 Jul 2019
12:00-13:00
For Cistercian monks, like the ones here at Fountains Abbey, St. Benedict was a key figure. It was Benedict's 'rule' that the monk followed - a pure and simple way of life.

Busy Bees

Sat 13 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Keeping bees is quite a craft, the monks would have made 'skeps' to keep bees for their honey and highly-prized wax for making candles, honeyed wines, mead and for sweetening food as they didn't have sugar.

Summer deer watch

Sat 20 Jul 2019
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...

Make a journey stick

Tue 23 Jul 2019
11:00-15:00
Make a journey stick to decorate before you head out for your abbey adventure