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.
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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
  • 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. 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
20 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
21 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
25 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
28 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 October 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 October 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 October 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
4 October 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
5 October 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
6 October 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
7 October 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
8 October 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 October 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

Thu 20 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Pick up a map to explore the follies and let your creativity run wild!

Knitting at Swanley Grange

Thu 20 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Come and try your own hand at knitting and add a few rows to the Swanley Scarf.

folly! 2018

Thu 20 Sep 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

Thu 20 Sep 2018
11:00-15:00
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour.

Apple juicing

Sat 22 Sep 2018
11:00-15:00
Watch our heritage English apple harvest being turned into juice, and sample the delicious results.

Autumn deer watch

Sat 22 Sep 2018
14:00-16:00
Come and experience one of the season's most spectacular sights on this guided walk through the medieval deer park.