Boxing Day Pilgrimage

The service begins in Ripon Cathedral at 9.30am and the pilgrimage makes its way to the abbey where the service continues from approx. 12 noon.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

On a cold day in 1132, thirteen monks walked from Ripon to a completely deserted valley by the River Skell. There they started their own community from nothing and so, Fountains Abbey was born! You too can follow the monks in their footsteps in this annual traditional pilgrimage. It will begin at Ripon Cathedral with a celebration of Eucharist and end with a service of carols and prayers in the abbey cellarium.

If you're joining the service at the abbey please park at the visitor centre.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at Ripon Cathedral
Accessibility
If you're joining the service at the abbey only please park at the visitor centre.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 December 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Thu 23 May 2019
11:00-12:30
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
15:00-16:00
Ask one of our knowledgeable guides about the history of the abbey

Nature scavenger hunt

Sat 25 May 2019
10:00-17:00
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
11:00-16:00
Scamper along to Swanley Grange to make your own fluffy wool lamb this May half term.

Spring deer watch walk

Sat 25 May 2019
14:00-16:00
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
11:00-13:00
Want to learn how to bird watch with the best of them?