Exploring further at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Boasting more than just the abbey, Fountains has many interesting tales to tell, from the medieval deer park to the Elizabethan hall...

Two ladies walking down the steps of fountains hall in autumn

Discover Fountains Hall 

Visit the Elizabethan Fountains Hall to discover more about the history of the estate, including a new exhibition on the Settler's Society.

Explore Fountains Mill

Explore Fountains Mill 

Discover our hidden gems, including Fountains Mill built by the Cistercians in the 12th-century.

a lady walks past hubys tower at fountains abbey and studley royal.

Discover the abbey's history in Porter's Lodge 

Find out more about the history of the Abbey in the Porter’s Lodge exhibition. Tucked inside the original gatehouse is the contemporary structure which houses the interpretation centre.

View of Ripon Cathedral from the Deer Park at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Studley Royal deer park and St Mary's church 

The deer park at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire has ancient trees to discover and stunning views across Ripon to enjoy.

Fallow deer buck prepares for rut at Charlecote Park in autumn

Learn about the deer at Studley Royal 

Do you know your bucks from your stags and your does from your hinds? Find out more about the three types of deer that are living on the Studley Royal estate.

Walking through the deer park with St Mary's Church in the background

Enjoy a walk 

There are miles of footpaths and trails for you to explore in this beautiful landscape. Explore the woodland High Ride path through the estate or wander through Seven Bridges Valley. Wherever you choose to go, grab your boots now and stretch your legs!

A view of Fountains Hall in summer

Holiday with us 

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.

The sitting room at Swallow, How Hill, Ripon

Swallow 

A family cottage in a converted farm a mile from the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey.

The exterior of Whitefields Cottage, Ripon, Yorkshire

Whitefields Cottage 

Stay in this relaxed cottage with the feel of a farmhouse in the heart of Yorkshire. With enough room for six people and the option to put up an additional sofa bed for two children, it’s ideal for special get-togethers.

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