Abbey tour

If these walls could talk...unearth the monastic secrets of a great abbey and the daily routines of the monks who lived here on this guided tour.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

If these walls could talk...unearth the monastic secrets of a great abbey and the daily routines of the monks who lived here on this guided tour.

Daily tours run until Sunday 31st October 2022, pending guide availability.

If you don't fancy a guided tour but have something you'd like to ask, drop into the cloister in the centre of the abbey, 3-4pm. Our guides will be happy to chat and answer any questions you may have on your visit. Any Questions continues daily until 31st October

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

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.70 £17.00
Child £9.40 £8.50
Family £46.80 £42.50
1 adult, 2 children £28.10 £25.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 14
N/A £16.15
Group Child
Minimum group size 14
N/A £8.08

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 & English Heritage members can visit free of charge as part of their membership. Please bring your membership card with you. We do not accept CSSC cards.

The basics

Meeting point
Meet at the Porter's Lodge.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy footwear.
Other
This tour will last approx. 1 hour

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Nature detective spotter sheet

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-16:30
Get ready to be a nature detective with a free spotter sheet...

Still Time to Wonder. A new exhibition by Joe Cornish

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
Imagine a stillness which will likely never come to this place again. Through the lens of Joe Cornish, explore the tactile beauty of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal over three years and during the silence of the coronavirus lockdown.

James Owen Thomas art exhibition

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
Visit Swanley Grange workshop to see artworks created by Nidderdale artist James Owen Thomas.

Garden and Abbey Tour

Sun 14 Aug 2022
11:00-12:30
Fountains Abbey became the greatest folly of all when John Aislabie created his water garden at Studley Royal. See the abbey as the Georgians did on this guided tour.

Family crafts at Swanley Grange

Sun 14 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
Get crafty in Swanley Grange during the summer holidays.

Abbey tour

Sun 14 Aug 2022
14:00-15:00
If these walls could talk...unearth the monastic secrets of a great abbey and the daily routines of the monks who lived here on this guided tour.