Fountains by Floodlight

Celebrate 90 years of Fountains by Floodlight with an after-dark adventure...

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring all the family and discover the abbey lit up after dark. Join a guided tour to find out more about the rich history of this estate, or listen to a live choral performance 7-8pm. Tuck into tasty food in the Mill Yard and enjoy the resounding Gregorian chant in Huby's tower.

You'll be able to book your tickets later in the year.

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. 

The basics

Booking details
You'll be able to book your tickets later in the year.
Suitability
Children welcome
Meeting point
Entry at all admissions points.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy footwear and warm clothing. We highly recommend bringing a torch - the abbey gets very dark, even with the floodlights.
Accessibility
Unfortunately, we aren't able to offer PMV hire for this event. Wheelchairs are available to hire - please ring the office on 01765 608888. The event gets very dark.
Other
This year, Fountains by Floodlight will be running on the following dates: Saturday 1st October, Saturday 8th October, Saturday 15th October, Friday 21st October, Saturday 22nd October, Friday 29th October, Saturday 30th October. We'll be releasing more information about entry times later in the year.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Wood print art exhibition

Mon 23 May 2022
10:00-16:00
See an exhibition of beautiful tree prints from artist printmaker Shona Branigan in the summer house opposite Fountains Hall.

Tree listening installation

Mon 23 May 2022
10:00-16:30
Discover what happens behind the bark of a tree with the Tree Listening Installation.

Still Time to Wonder. A new exhibition by Joe Cornish

Mon 23 May 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.

Garden and Abbey Tour

Mon 23 May 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.

Abbey tour

Mon 23 May 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.

Mill Tour

Wed 25 May 2022
14:30-15:15
Discover the history of the oldest building on the estate