We're open Boxing Day to New Year! at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Whether you’ve been indulging this season or are simply keen to get out into the fresh air, don’t get caught in a post-Christmas slump. Bring your friends and family to enjoy some precious time together here at Fountains Abbey – we’re open all week.

Walking by Fountains Abbey
Frost covered view to Abbey from Studley Royal water garden

Opening times between Boxing Day and New Year 

Pull on your boots to come for a stroll in the fresh air, bring the kids to run wild in the play park or indulge in a nice cup of tea in the tea-rooms – we’re open all week.

Sing along with hundreds of others and Ripon City Band in Fountains Abbey this Christmas

December delights at Fountains Abbey 

Full of frost-tinted landscapes, bright red berries and wide winter views, December can be a glorious time of year. Pull on boots for winter trails, hear choirs sing in the abbey aglow with colour and warm up in the tea room with a hot cup of tea. Unplug, unwind and relax this festive season at Fountains Abbey.

Couple enjoying music and lights at Fountains Abbey

Experience Music & Lights 

Here at Fountains we're getting into the Christmas spirit and have just the thing to enjoy on a cold winter's afternoon. Wrap up warm to enjoy the abbey bathed in multi-coloured lights with live festive music ringing throughout the ruins.

Run wild in Studley Royal water garden this winter

Use your map to find all the nativity scenes 

There are 12 scenes from the nativity waiting to be discovered. See who you can find along the way...

Couple walking along the avenue in the deer park

Bring your dog with you 

Bring your four-legged friend along to explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. There's lots to see!

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