Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Important notice -

De Grey’s walk, the path alongside the river between the abbey and water garden, will be closed from 16 Jan. The conservation work will take 10 weeks as we repair damage underneath the path which was caused by heavy rainfall last winter.

Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do

This half-term...

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

Bird box making

Wed 22 Feb 2017
10:00-11:00
Roll up your sleeves and come and make a wooden bird box for your garden.

Sighted tours

Wed 22 Feb 2017
10:00-16:00
Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our RNIB trained sighted guides.

Designed for Fountains: Harrogate College Exhibition

Wed 22 Feb 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

Wed 22 Feb 2017
10:00-16:00
Pick up a winter explorer map to discover all that's amazing at Fountains Abbey this season.

Pots of fun!

Wed 22 Feb 2017
11:00-15:00
Prepare a plant pot for spring seeds by decorating them at Swanley Grange.

Behind the scenes at Fountains Hall

Fri 24 Feb 2017
10:00-13:00
Join our young group of World Heritage Youth Ambassadors as they reveal fascinating facts about Fountains Hall.
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.