Fountains by Floodlight - Drive through

Celebrate 90 years of Fountains by Floodlight with an after-dark adventure through the estate from your car...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

For those who can't explore Fountains by Floodlight via foot, drive through the estate to discover the abbey lit up after dark from your car.

This event is a drive through only, so no access outside your vehicle will be permitted whilst driving through the estate.

This is a free event with no ticket required, we will be welcoming any donations.

The basics

Children welcome
Meeting point
The drive through starts from the Studley Ticket Office, through the estate and finishes at our West Gate entrance. You can do this twice if you would like!
What to bring and wear
There will be music playing from the Abbey whilst you drive past, so wear warm clothes if you would like to wind your window down to listen.
Unfortunately, we aren't able to offer PMV hire for this event as all visitors must stay in their vehicle.

Contact Info

Fountains Abbey
Call 01765 608888

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