Enjoy an evening at Fountains by Floodlight

Fountains Abbey lit by floodlights

As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder this autumn, resist the urge to hibernate! Join us at Fountains Abbey throughout October to have an after-dark experience you won’t forget.

Fountains by Floodlight is a feast for all your senses...

The abbey will be filled with golden light with the melodic sounds of choir-song ringing through the ruins.

Throughout October you can experience something truly spectacular as you explore the illuminated ruins of the abbey. Stand back to see the light dominating the night sky, or join our adult tour and let one of our abbey guides take you on a historical journey, revealing some of the secrets of this amazing building.

The choir singing in the cellarium at Fountains by floodlight
Choir singing at Fountains by Floodlight
The choir singing in the cellarium at Fountains by floodlight

Have an evening adventure with your family!

Get your wellies on and bring a torch to explore the ruins under the stars, and dress up as a monk for the evening on a family abbey tour. Get into character, slip on a habit and step back in time to find out what it would’ve been like to be a monk at Fountains Abbey. If you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the mysterious roving monk…

Dressing up as monks at Fountains by floodlight
Kids dressing up as monks at Fountains by floodlight
Dressing up as monks at Fountains by floodlight

Abbey tearoom will be open late so you can warm up with hot drinks and light bites. Or you can grab a scrummy hot pulled pork sandwich from the abbey tearoom BBQ, there’s burgers, sausages, soup and veggie options too.

Explore the ruins at night
Children playing at Fountains by Floodlight
Explore the ruins at night

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