Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Looking over the half moon pond from Surprise view at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

World Heritage Site, elegant Georgian water garden and Cistercian abbey

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

Wed 16 Aug 2017
10:00-17:00
Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our RNIB trained sighted guides.

Summer Explorer Map

Wed 16 Aug 2017
10:00-17:00
Pick up this map to discover what's the buzz around nature this summer.

Today's Story: the fall of a great abbey

Thu 17 Aug 2017
11:00-11:30
What did the dissolution mean for the monks of Fountains Abbey?

Weaving nature

Thu 17 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
Make your own stick loom and weave in little nature findings as your explore the estate.

Abbey & water garden tour

Thu 17 Aug 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.

Legends in a landscape

Thu 17 Aug 2017
14:00-15:00
Let our storytellers transport you into the world of playful Pan, the nature god, and hear mysterious tales in secret places.
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.