Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Important notice -

Please remember that we're closed on Fridays throughout January. De Grey’s path, alongside the river Skell, will be closed for conservation work from 16 January. It will take about 10 weeks to repair flood damage caused last winter.

Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

Designed for Fountains: Harrogate College Exhibtion

Mon 23 Jan 2017
10:00-16:00
Come into the warmth of Fountains Hall and see a unique collection of mixed media pieces created by the students of Harrogate College.

Winter Explorer Map

Mon 23 Jan 2017
10:00-16:00
Pick up a winter explorer map to discover all that's amazing at Fountains Abbey this season.

Winter abbey tours

Sat 28 Jan 2017
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk...find out more about this World Heritage Site.

Pots of fun!

Sat 18 Feb 2017
11:00-15:00
Prepare a plant pot for spring seeds by painting them at Swanley Grange.

Snowdrop Walk

Sat 18 Feb 2017
14:00-15:30
Find out more about the delicate beauty of the snowdrop on this walk.

Wedding Open Day

Sun 19 Feb 2017
10:30-13:00
Come join us at Fountains for a glass of Bucks Fizz whilst you chat to our dedicated team with free admission to the estate for the day.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Eating and shopping

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Our work

Volunteers helping to install Folly at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Get involved 

Our volunteers are so important in helping us look after Fountains Abbey. From mucking in at the bird hide to leading tours for visitors, we'll match your skills to our available roles so you can get involved.

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, den building or even camp out under the stars when you bring your educational group to our 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

Wedding couple at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

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.