Winter abbey tours

If these walls could talk...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.

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 £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
Meet at Porter's Lodge.
Accessibility
Please be aware that there is some uneven ground and steps within the ruins of the abbey. If you are visually impaired and would like a sighted guide to show you around please call to pre-book.
Other
Normal admission charges apply.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 November 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
3 November 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
9 November 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
10 November 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
16 November 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
17 November 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
23 November 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
24 November 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
30 November 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
1 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
7 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
8 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
14 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
15 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
21 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
22 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
28 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
29 December 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
4 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available
5 January 2020 13:30 - 14:30 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Tue 16 Jul 2019
11:00-12:30
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour to learn more about the history and stories of this ancient place.

Summer deer watch

Sat 20 Jul 2019
14:00-16:00
Do you know your stags from your hinds and your Reds from your Sikas? Come and explore the deer park in summer with our guides...

Spot the wildflower

Tue 23 Jul 2019
11:00-13:00
The Banqueting House lawn is full to bursting with all sorts of wildflowers. Drop in to see which ones you can find.

Make a journey stick

Tue 23 Jul 2019
11:00-15:00
Make a journey stick to decorate before you head out for your abbey adventure

It's a monks life family tour

Wed 24 Jul 2019
14:00-14:45
Join us at Swanley Grange to dress up like a monk for this family tour.

Pond dipping

Fri 26 Jul 2019
11:00-15:00
Newts, water lice, water boatmen, molluscs, pea mussels...there's an extraordinary world waiting to be discovered under the surface of the still ponds in the water garden.