Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Important notice -

On weekdays you don't always need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. Parking in the deer park is first come first served.

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

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

Following the latest government guidance the abbey and water garden as well as the Studley deer park are open for much needed access to nature. Please book a ticket via our website so that we’re able to manage numbers in our busiest areas and help keep everyone safe.

Surprise view spring 2019 at Fountains Abbey

What to Expect on your visit to Fountains Abbey

Keeping our visitors, staff, and volunteers safe is our priority. If we can't do that, we won't be able to keep Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal open. Before you set off to see us, there are some things you’ll need to know. Find out more here.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (14 June - 20 June)

Sat 19 Jun 2021
10:00-16:30
Book your timed entry to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.

Timed entry to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (21 June - 27 June)

Mon 21 Jun 2021
10:00-16:30
Book your timed entry to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do

Coming to Studley Royal water garden

'These Passing Things' at Studley royal water garden

Walk through the water garden this summer to discover unexpected large scale landscape artworks. Inspired by the history of Studley Royal, these colourful and distinctive installations bring to life the spirit of the garden as the original designers intended it – playful, extraordinary and controversial. What will you make of them?

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Our work

Conservation in action

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Eating and shopping

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Places to stay

A view of Fountains Hall in summer

Holiday at Fountains Abbey 

From a mini-break to a family holiday or a group getaway in the great outdoors with the best of Yorkshire on your doorstep, stay in a Fountains Abbey holiday home this year.