Abbey & water garden tour

A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

11am - Garden and abbey tour

Fountains Abbey became the greatest folly of all when John Aislabie created his dramatic water garden. See the abbey as the Georgians did and discover 21st century follies designed by artists and architects.

2pm - 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.

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 £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church. A family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children. Under 5s go free. 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at Porter's Lodge

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 July 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 July 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
25 July 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 July 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 July 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
28 July 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 July 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 July 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
31 July 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
4 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
5 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
6 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
7 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
8 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
10 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
11 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

folly! Art in the garden trail

Mon 23 Jul 2018
10:00-17:00
Pick up a map to explore the follies and let your creativity run wild!

folly! 2018

Mon 23 Jul 2018
10:00-17:00
Surprising, intriguing and extraordinary... See the lost follies of the water garden re-imagined by artists and architects.

Abbey & water garden tour

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:00-15:00
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour.

Children's craft - friendship bracelets

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:00-16:00
Have a go at twisting and tying yarn to make a colourful friendship bracelet this summer.

Spot the wildflowers

Tue 24 Jul 2018
11:00-15:00
From Devil's Bit Scabious to Fairy Flax, how many species of flowers can you find in the Banqueting House Lawn?

Discovering the Settlers Society

Wed 25 Jul 2018
01:00-01:45
Discover the little know history of the Settlers Society and help bring the stories of the settlers boys to life.