Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Important notice -

Please remember that the estate is closed on Fridays throughout January. Studley tea-room will remain 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 

Explore the estate

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

Abbey Winter Tours

Sat 20 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. Meet at Porter's Lodge

Winter abbey tours

Sat 20 Jan 2018
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk...

Wedding Open Days

Sun 21 Jan 2018
10:30-13:00
Come and find inspiration for your perfect wedding day here at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

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.

Gardens of Light

Sat 24 Feb 2018
18:00-20:00
Join in a worldwide celebration of the wonder of gardens. Pack a torch and come for an after dark adventure through the water garden to see the statues and follies glowing gold.
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.