Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Important notice -

Over Christmas we are open every day 10-4 except Friday 21, 24 and 25 December and Friday 4 January. We are likely to be very busy on Boxing Day and would recommend parking in the visitor centre car park.

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 

Explore the estate

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

The Nativity trail

Wed 19 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Follow the stars to discover scenes of the nativity by the abbey and in the garden.

1930s Christmas at Fountains Hall

Wed 19 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Discover what Christmas would be like in the 1930s at Fountains Hall this festive season.

Festive Christmas lunches

Thu 20 Dec 2018
12:00-13:30
Tuck into a delicious festive lunch with family, friends or colleagues this December.

Father Christmas Grotto

Sat 22 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
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.

Children's craft at Swanley Grange

Sat 22 Dec 2018
11:00-16:00
Get in the festive spirit making your own wonderfully woolly star decoration.

Winter abbey tours

Sat 22 Dec 2018
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk...
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

Newly wedded couple in front of Fountains Abbey

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.