Preserving at Swanley Grange

Come and experience the medieval way of preserving food and taste the results.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The monks would have preserved as much food as possible to tide them over the winter. Come and see the original medieval recipe cooked on an outside fire at Swanley and taste the results.

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 £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £15.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.60

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 and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church.

All members need to bring their cards, including family passes. 

A family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children. Under 5s go free. 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
We will be outside Swanley Grange.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Winter bird walk

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-12:30
Discover which feathered friends are calling Fountains Abbey their home this winter.

Preserving at Swanley Grange

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-15:00
Come and experience the medieval way of preserving food and taste the results.

Winter garden tours

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:30-12:30
Join a free tour to learn more about the Aislabies, the father and son who created this World Heritage Site water garden.

Winter abbey tour

Sat 16 Nov 2019
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk… Join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.

Christmas tree trail

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
Find Christmas trees dotted around the estate. Pick up a trail paper as you come in and see if you and your family can find them all.

A festive tale with Father Christmas

Sat 23 Nov 2019
11:00-11:45
Father Christmas is waiting by Fountains Hall to tell a festive Fountains tale. He has a gift ready for all those good boys and girls too.