March at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

With daffodils blooming along the river banks, fresh new buds breaking out on the trees and the birds singing away spring has reached Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

New daffodils at Fountains Abbey

Last October the gardeners planted over 20,000 daffodil bulbs in the area around the abbey. See the river banks of the Skell lit up and glowing gold with these new additions to the estate this spring.

See daffodils adding a golden glow to the grounds this March
Daffodils blooming around Fountains Abbey
See daffodils adding a golden glow to the grounds this March


Wildlife on site

Pop along to the tabernacles on Studley Royal lakeside to chat with some of our wildlife volunteers about the birds that live on the lake. Over-wintering ducks and geese are having a splash so come and learn all about them - while they're still here!

Pop by the Tabernacle to chat to the wildlife team
The Tabernacle at Studley Royal overlooking Studley Lake
Pop by the Tabernacle to chat to the wildlife team

Coming up - Easter family fun

If it's family fun you're after this Easter then pop into Swanley Grange to get creative from 30 March. Make your own lavender bags to make your clothes smell fresh and make a bird feeder to keep your fluttery friends well fed this spring.

Discover the life of baby birds on the Bird Detective trail throughout April and the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt returns for four days over the Easter weekend, too! Find all the clues hidden within the Bird Detective Trail to win your chocolate prize. Don’t forget to bring your decorated hard-boiled egg for Easter Monday’s egg rolling competition!

Play wild in the play area
Play wild in the play area at Fountains Abbey
Play wild in the play area

Daily tours are back from the end of March!

A tale of two parts, there will be a garden and abbey tour at 11am (this lasts an hour and a half) and an abbey tour at 2pm (this lasts one hour).  If you don’t fancy a tour but have something you’d like to ask, visit one of our guides in the abbey between 3-4pm. 

If you're not able to join a tour, be sure to ask at admissions for an audio guide which will take you around the abbey in your own time.

Walking by Fountains Abbey with daffodils

Your day at Fountains Abbey

Come and explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal for the day. Wander through the 900 year old abbey and Georgian water gardens at this World Heritage Site. Discover how to make the of of your day here...

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