Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

summer strolls on East Green at Fountains Abbey

Important notice -

You no longer have to pre-book to visit. Our visitor centre and Studley entrances are open 10am - 4:30pm. Car parks close at 6:30pm. The West Gate entrance is now open 11am - 3pm. Studley tea room is not opening until 11am on Thursday 5 August.

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do

What to expect on your visit to Fountains Abbey

You no longer have to pre-book to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. We're following government guidelines and adapting our ways of working, so your visit to the site may still be a little different than you're used to. Please have a read through the information here and help us keep Fountains Abbey open safely for everyone to enjoy.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Summer fun

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.