Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do 

Explore the estate

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

Follow the clay faces trail

Thu 21 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Discover ten faces peeking and peering from the trees around the estate.

Wild and woolly decorations at Swanley Grange

Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
Make your own woolly decoration in Swanley Grange this February half term.

Make a staff

Thu 21 Feb 2019
13:00-15:00
Choose your stick carefully to become the perfect staff.

Going Digital photography workshops

Sat 23 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Discover how to get the best out of your camera with these photography workshops with Pandora. Learn the basics in an inspiring setting or discover how to capture the perfect landscape.

Spot the birdy

Sat 23 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
There is a lot of bird life on the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal estate. Join our wildlife team and see which birds you can see on Studley lake.

Make your own clay face

Sat 23 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
Get your hands dirty making clay faces on the trees.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Eating and shopping

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Our work

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Learning

National Trust Education Officer and a school group at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

A new way to learn 

Experience a day in the life of a monk, go pond dipping to discover what lurks beneath the water's surface, build a den as a team or get crafty with heritage crafts in Swanley Grange. There's plenty to do here for every educational group in this special place.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Groups

National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Visit with your group 

Groups of visitors have been coming to our special place since the 18th-century. With guided tours, self-led visits and a discount on admission prices come and find out what makes this World Heritage Site so special.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Places to stay

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Weddings

Newly wedded couple in front of Fountains Abbey

Say 'I do' 

Say 'I do' at this World Heritage Site then have celebratory drinks and canapés in the private walled garden overlooking the River Skell.