Pick up a sensational summer map to discover the best nature hotspots around the estate.
Mon 29 Aug 2016
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Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, the Embroiderers' Guild has drawn upon the beautiful gardens of England as inspiration for a textile exhibition.
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If these walls could talk... join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.
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Have you ever wondered what monks did for fun?
Follow paths through the water garden to the Banqueting House and Temple of Piety this year to see visual magic of the most extraordinary kind by internationally renowned artist Mat Collishaw.
A tale of two parts, revisit the Abbey's monastic past before experiencing the Georgian splendour of the water garden.
Have your first try or improve basic knitting skills.
Tue 30 Aug 2016
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Come and make a 'splash' down by our 800 year old mill as Simon shows you how a waterwheel works - and helps you to make your own!
Newts, water lice, water boatmen, molluscs, pea mussels...there's an extraordinary world just waiting to be discovered hiding under the surface of the still ponds in the water garden.
Thu 01 Sep 2016
Come down to Fountains Hall and join us in celebrating our 30th birthday of being a World Heritage Site.
Fri 02 Sep 2016
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Join our guide and dress up as a monk to find out what life was like for the monks of Fountains Abbey in the Middle Ages.
Travel back in time to Studley Royal in the elegant Georgian era. Hear how the creative genius of the Aislabie family produced this World Heritage Site garden.
Sat 03 Sep 2016
The 8th September is an important day in the Christian Church as it celebrates the birth of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Sun 04 Sep 2016
A gentle 2 mile walk discovering the wonders of the estate's wildlife with Robert as your guide.
Fri 09 Sep 2016
Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places.
Sat 10 Sep 2016
Find out what makes Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal a World Heritage Site.
Was Studley Royal water garden a rural retreat or political statement?
Fri 16 Sep 2016
Do you know your stags from your hinds and your Reds from your Sikas?
Sat 17 Sep 2016
The monks arrived here 800 years ago but the rocks have been here longer.
Fri 23 Sep 2016
More than prayer was needed to sustain a monastic community; the monks used cutting edge 12th century technology.
Sat 24 Sep 2016
Join John on a tour to learn about the final chapter of the abbey's turbulent history.
Fri 30 Sep 2016
Pick up an autumn explorer map to discover all that's amazing at Fountains Abbey this season.
Sat 01 Oct 2016
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Experience something truly special this autumn as you explore the illuminated ruins of Fountains Abbey.
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Join us at Swanley Grange to make your own medieval tile.
Sat 22 Oct 2016
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From glorious golds to rich russets, the estate is simply bursting with colour at this time of year.
As winter approaches we're not the only ones wrapping up warm in preparation for the chill!
Tue 25 Oct 2016
Ever wanted to see a star up close?
Fri 28 Oct 2016
Drive into a magical scene of Fountains at night, see the glowing abbey and finish with a warming drink.
Sun 30 Oct 2016
If these walls could talk...join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.
Sat 05 Nov 2016
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A 2 mile walk around the estate to see the birds that make Fountains their home in winter time.
Sat 19 Nov 2016
Here at Fountains we're getting into the Christmas spirit and have just the thing to enjoy on a cold winter's afternoon.
Sat 26 Nov 2016
The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal deer have prepared a special explorer map for Father Christmas's reindeer, pointing out all the amazing places across the estate.
Tue 29 Nov 2016
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It's nearly Christmas and our post office at Fountains Hall is officially open for business!
Pop into Swanley Grange to make a woolly winter decoration at Swanley Grange to take home.
What's that sound? It's the jingle of reindeer bells - Father Christmas is touching down at Fountains Abbey this year and he comes bearing gifts.
Sat 03 Dec 2016
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Join award winning florist Joanna, from Twisted Willow Floristry, to create festive decorations to adorn your home using natural materials from right here on the estate!
Mon 05 Dec 2016
Enjoy a delicious festive lunch with family, friends or colleagues this December.
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Trot along to St Mary's Church to watch the wild deer munching through their winter feed.
Sat 10 Dec 2016
As Christmas fast approaches it's time for our annual family carol service.
Sun 11 Dec 2016
The service begins in Ripon Cathedral at 9.30am and the pilgrimage makes its way to the abbey where the service continues from approx. 12 noon.
Mon 26 Dec 2016
Come join us at Fountains for a glass of Bucks Fizz whilst you chat to our dedicated team with free admission to the estate for the day.
Sun 22 Jan 2017