Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Evening light from East green Fountains abbey

Important notice -

We've plenty of spaces after 1:30pm Friday (16/04) so no need to book in advance if you're visiting later in the day. Last entry is 4:30pm. Come along and have an adventure in nature as our Easter trail continues. You'll need to book for Sat & Sun.

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 guidance the abbey and water garden as well as the Studley deer park are open for much needed access to nature. The visitor centre restaurant, Studley tea-room and Mill kiosk are open for takeaway. The shop at the visitor centre has now reopened. Please book a ticket via our website so that we’re able to manage numbers in our busiest areas and help keep everyone safe.

Surprise view spring 2019 at Fountains Abbey

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 (12 Apr - 18 Apr)

Fri 16 Apr 2021
10:00-16:30
Book your timed entry to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.

Timed entry to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (19 Apr - 25 Apr)

Mon 19 Apr 2021
10:00-16:30
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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Our work

Our current projects

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Places to stay

A view of Fountains Hall in summer

Holiday at Fountains Abbey 

From a mini-break to a family holiday or a group getaway in the great outdoors with the best of Yorkshire on your doorstep, stay in a Fountains Abbey holiday home this year.