Fountains by Floodlight

Experience something truly special as you explore the illuminated ruins of Fountains Abbey and marvel at the water garden follies aglow. There are extra Friday dates for you to enjoy, too!

  • Booking not needed

Listen to a live performance from the choir as you enjoy the abbey aglow with light. Join an evening guided tour to learn all about its history and try to catch a glimpse of the abbey's mysterious roving monk. Warm up with a scrummy hot pulled pork, roast chicken sandwich or veggie burger as you explore the water gardens and see the statues and follies glowing against a night sky.

Gift aid prices are £10 for adults, £5 for children or members get in for free with their National Trust card.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £10.00
  • Child £5.00
Additional prices
  • Members free £0.00

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
You can come in through the visitor centre. West Gate is is disabled priority. The Studley Royal entrance will be closed.
What to bring and wear
This is an outdoor event so remember to wrap up warm and bring a torch. We advise sturdy footwear.
There's wheelchair access around the abbey. Please see the Access leaflet on our website homepage for the route. You'll also be able to follow the paved path down to the garden.
Friday 1 November - please note we are closed during the day. The car parks will open for the event at 5pm.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 October 2019 17:00 - 21:00 Available
12 October 2019 17:00 - 21:00 Available
19 October 2019 17:00 - 21:00 Available
25 October 2019 17:00 - 21:00 Available
26 October 2019 17:00 - 21:00 Available
1 November 2019 17:00 - 21:00 Available
2 November 2019 17:00 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Fountains Abbey
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Heritage Open Day

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Enjoy free entry to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal to celebrate Heritage Open Day. Book onto a behind the scenes tour and see items from our archive on Saturday 21 September.

Monastic powerhouse: an exhibition by Joseph Hayton

Sat 21 Sep 2019
See the abbey as the powerhouse it once was through sculpture.

Heritage Open Day: How Hill Tower tours

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Celebrate Heritage Open Day with a free behind the scenes tour of How Hill Tower, a tucked away part of this World Heritage Site.

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Sat 21 Sep 2019
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.

Stone carving - drop in sessions

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Have a go at carving your own piece of stone on Saturday 21 September, Heritage Open Day, at Fountains Abbey alongside local sculptor Joseph Hayton.

Apple juicing

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Watch our heritage English apple harvest being turned into juice and sample the delicious results.