Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

snowy east green at Fountains Abbey

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, outdoor spaces are open for local visitors to access for walks Saturday-Thursday. Admission is through the visitor centre only. Our restaurant, tea-room, shop and all indoor spaces are closed. Payments by card only.

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

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

Following the latest government update the abbey and water gardens as well as the Studley deer park will remain open for our local community to exercise and have much needed access to nature. The visitor centre restaurant, Studley tea-room and admissions, all indoor spaces and shop will be closed with the exception of toilets. Please book a ticket via our website so that we’re able to manage numbers in our busiest areas and help keep everyone safe. Please do not travel outside of your local area to visit. This is defined in the latest Government guidelines as the village, town, or part of the city where you live.

A frosty Abbey from de greys walk

What to Expect on your visit to Fountains Abbey

Keeping our visitors, staff, and volunteers safe is our priority. If we can't do that, we won't be able to keep Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal open. Before you set off to see us, there are some things you’ll need to know. Find out more here.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (25 Jan - 31 Jan)

Wed 27 Jan 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do

Bring your dog to Fountains Abbey

Bring your dog to Fountains Abbey

If you're visiting for your local walk you're welcome to bring your four-legged friend along to explore too! Find out more about visiting Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal with dogs here.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Our work

Landscapes from the Skell valley

The Skell Valley Project 

Following a successful bid for funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the National Trust and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are now in the delivery phase of the Skell Valley Project. The £2.5 million scheme will start later in 2021 and run to 2024.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Places to stay