Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Important notice -

Please remember that we're closed on Fridays November - January, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, but open on Friday 30 December.

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

The reindeer's explorer map

Sat 10 Dec 2016
10:00-16:00
The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal deer have prepared a special explorer map for Father Christmas' reindeer, pointing out all the amazing places across the estate.

Fountains Christmas Post Office

Sat 10 Dec 2016
11:00-15:00
It's nearly Christmas and the post office at Fountains Hall is officially open for business!

Woolly winter workshop

Sat 10 Dec 2016
11:00-15:00
Pop into Swanley Grange to make a woolly winter decoration to take home.

Father Christmas' Grotto

Sat 10 Dec 2016
13:00-15:00
What's that sound? It's the jingle of reindeer bells - Father Christmas is touching down at Fountains Abbey this year and he comes bearing gifts.

Winter abbey tours

Sat 10 Dec 2016
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk...find out more about this World Heritage Site.

Music and Lights

Sat 10 Dec 2016
15:00-17:00
Here at Fountains we're getting into the Christmas spirit and have just the thing to enjoy on a cold winter's afternoon.
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 our World Heritage Site then have celebratory drinks and canapés in the private walled garden overlooking the River Skell.