Conservation projects at Fountains Abbey

Working in Studley Royal deer park at Fountains Abbey

In 1986 we became a World Heritage Site and, together with our property business plan, our World Heritage Site management plan forms the guidelines for our conservation work on site.

All in a day's work

Risk assessments, project timelines, research, reports, client briefs, costings and funding, interpretation and engagement... is all part of our work to care for this special place and that's what we're all about.
 
In 1986 we became a World Heritage Site and, together with our property business plan, our World Heritage Site management plan forms the guidelines for our conservation work on site.
 
Together with our partners, it’s our role to ensure this exceptional landscape is looked after now and in the future. Managing the impact of flooding, adapting to climate change, conservation work, sharing the stories of this amazing place are all key priorities in the work we do.
Taking care of the statues in the water garden
Restoring Neptune
As well as conservation work, day-to-day repairs and work on visitor facilities, there's also work to keep the holiday cottages looking great.
 
A number of energy-efficiency projects have also been completed over the last few years including new roof insulation for the Visitor Centre and the installation of a ground source heat pump.
 
If you join as a member or volunteer, have coffee in our restaurant or buy a treat from our shop, you're supporting our work and helping us look after this beautiful place for everyone to enjoy.
 
 
 
Couple watching deer in the deer park at Studley Royal

Looking after the deer at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal  

Find out more about deer management at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.