Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Two women strolling amongst the moon ponds and statues of Studley Royal water garden

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

More about this place

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do 

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Fountains Abbey lit by floodlights

Enjoy an evening at Fountains by Floodlight 

The abbey will be filled with golden light with the melodic sounds of choir-song ringing through the ruins every Saturday evening throughout October. Wrap up cosy and warm to come and enjoy a spectacular after-dark experience.

Upcoming events

Autumn Explorer Map

Thu 19 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
Pick up an autumn explorer map to make the most of crunchy, crackly and colourful nature.

Sighted tours

Thu 19 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our RNIB trained sighted guides.

Dissolution: a sculpture exhibition

Thu 19 Oct 2017
10:30-16:00
Come and marvel at Joseph Hayton's new works in marble and bronze.

Abbey & water garden tour

Fri 20 Oct 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.

Apple juicing

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Watch our heritage English apple harvest being turned into juice, and sample the delicious results.

Awesome autumn weaving

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Try your hand at weaving in Swanley Grange using glorious autumn coloured wool.
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, 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.