Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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

Sighted tours

Tue 23 May 2017
10:00-17:00
Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our RNIB trained sighted guides.

Spring explorer map

Tue 23 May 2017
10:00-17:00
Pick up an explorer map to discover the best sights, smells and sounds across the estate as nature wakes up from its winter slumber.

Today's Story: the fall of a great abbey

Tue 23 May 2017
11:00-11:30
What did the dissolution mean for the monks of Fountains Abbey?

Abbey & water garden tour

Tue 23 May 2017
13:00-14:30
A tale of two parts, revisit the abbey's monastic past before experiencing the Georgian splendour of the water garden.

Super seed pouches

Sat 27 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Pop by Swanley Grange to make a medieval styed pouch to carry precious spring seeds.

Today's story - the discovery of 2000 graves

Mon 29 May 2017
11:00-11:30
Discover more about the recent archaeological findings hidden under the abbey east green.
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.