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

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Thu 23 May 2019
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour. Any questions? 3-4pm Abbey cloister If you don’t fancy a tour but have something you’d like to ask, visit one of our guides as you explore the estate.

Any questions?

Thu 23 May 2019
Ask one of our knowledgeable guides about the history of the abbey

Nature scavenger hunt

Sat 25 May 2019
Pick up a card and get sticking with special nature finds as you explore this May half term

Make your own spring lamb

Sat 25 May 2019
Scamper along to Swanley Grange to make your own fluffy wool lamb this May half term.

Spring deer watch walk

Sat 25 May 2019
Join us for a walk around Studley Royal deer park to learn all about the deer that make the park their home.

Step inside the bird hide

Wed 29 May 2019
Want to learn how to bird watch with the best of them?