Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Frost on the ruins at Fountains Abbey

Important notice -

It's a bit icy outside today so West Gate car park, the High Ride and De Greys pathways are closed today. Please remember that we're closed on Fridays throughout January. Studley Royal tearoom will still be open, 10am-4pm.

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 

Polly! on Tent Hill

Discover folly 2018! 

The National Trust’s contemporary art programme folly! is back for 2018, bigger and bolder than ever. Celebrating the playful, whimsical style of Studley Royal water garden, the four designs which will bring fresh colour and curiosity to the landscape in April have been revealed.

Explore the estate

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

Winter abbey tours

Sat 27 Jan 2018
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk... Join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.

Children's craft at Swanley Grange

Sat 10 Feb 2018
11:00-16:00
Bring the family along to get stuck into candle holder making - medieval style!

Make a lantern

Mon 12 Feb 2018
10:00-11:00
Bring the kids along and get crafty and make your own lantern.

Snowdrop walk

Sat 17 Feb 2018
14:00-15:30
Snowdrops often mean spring is on the way. Find out more about the delicate beauty of this little white flower on this walk around the estate.

Wedding Open Days

Sun 18 Feb 2018
10:30-13:00
Come and find inspiration for your perfect wedding day here at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

Spot the birdy

Sat 24 Feb 2018
11:00-15:00
There is a lot of bird life on the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal estate. Join our wildlife team and see which birds you can see on Studley lake.
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.