Sighted tours

Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our RNIB trained sighted guides.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Delve into the history of the abbey ruins, enjoy the splendour of the Georgian water garden or simply allow your guide to assist you around the grounds. Tours are available at any time during opening hours, please call us to arrange a time that suits you. Booking essential, call 01765 608888.

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 £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult N/A £12.80
Group Child N/A £6.40

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. Under 5s go free.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Other
To book please call 01765 608888

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 September 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 September 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 September 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 September 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
12 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
13 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
14 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
15 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
16 October 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Autumn Explorer Map

Wed 27 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00
Pick up an autumn explorer map to make the most of crunchy, crackly and colourful nature.

Sighted tours

Wed 27 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00
Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our RNIB trained sighted guides.

Abbey tour

Wed 27 Sep 2017
11:00-12:00
If these walls could talk... join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.

Abbey & water garden tour

Wed 27 Sep 2017
13:00-14:30
A tale of two parts, revisit the abbey's monastic past before experiencing the Georgian splendour of the water garden.

Dissolution: a sculpture exhibition

Sat 30 Sep 2017
10:30-16:00
Come and marvel at Joseph Hayton's new works in marble and bronze.

Fountains by Floodlight

Sat 30 Sep 2017
17:00-21:00
Experience something truly special this autumn as you explore the illuminated ruins of Fountains Abbey.