Keeping bees is quite a craft, the monks would have made 'skeps' to keep bees for their honey and highly-prized wax for making candles, honeyed wines, mead and for sweetening food as they didn't have sugar.
Sat 24 Aug 2019
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See the abbey as the powerhouse it once was through sculpture.
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A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour to learn more about the history and stories of this ancient place.
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Get creative with wool and make a pom pom to take home.
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Come to the visitor centre to meet the wildlife team and learn about the deer in Studley Royal deer park.
Mon 26 Aug 2019
Come to Studley Royal water garden to get creative and make your very own mini statue.
Tue 27 Aug 2019
Meet Rosemary, Angelica and Rose in the hidden herb garden opposite Fountains Hall.
Don your hat, flip your fan and pop up your parasol and come along on an interactive garden tour.
Wed 28 Aug 2019
Discover how to get the best out of your camera with these photography workshops with Pandora. Learn the basics in an inspiring setting or discover how to capture the perfect landscape.
Sat 07 Sep 2019
Come along to watch this natural wool dyeing process, which has more than a hint of magic and alchemy about it.
Come along to St. Mary's church to have a sing along to well-known hymns, and listen to inspiring readings.
Sun 08 Sep 2019
Enjoy free entry to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal to celebrate Heritage Open Day. Book onto a behind the scenes tour and see items from our archive on Saturday 21 September.
Sat 21 Sep 2019
Celebrate Heritage Open Day with a free behind the scenes tour of How Hill Tower, a tucked away part of this World Heritage Site.
Have a go at carving your own piece of stone on Saturday 21 September, Heritage Open Day, at Fountains Abbey alongside local sculptor Joseph Hayton.
Watch our heritage English apple harvest being turned into juice and sample the delicious results.
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Come and experience one of the season's most spectacular sights on this guided walk through the medieval deer park.
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Experience something truly special as you explore the illuminated ruins of Fountains Abbey and marvel at the water garden follies aglow. There are extra Friday dates for you to enjoy, too!
Sat 05 Oct 2019
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Lace those trainers and light those head torches and come for a run around Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal at night.
Tue 29 Oct 2019
If these walls could talk...
Sat 02 Nov 2019
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Experience the spectacular views of the abbey and water gardens lit up against the night sky from the comfort of your car.
Sun 03 Nov 2019
Discover which feathered friends are calling Fountains Abbey their home this winter.
Sat 16 Nov 2019
Come and experience the medieval way of preserving food and taste the results.
Discover what Christmas would be like in the 1930s at Fountains Hall this festive season.
Sat 23 Nov 2019
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Father Christmas is waiting by Fountains Hall to tell a festive Fountains tale. He has a gift ready for all those good boys and girls too.
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Here at Fountains we're getting into the Christmas spirit and have just the thing to enjoy on a chilly winter weekend: glowing lights, festive music and delicious food and drink. Come and join us!
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Trot along to St Mary's Church to watch the wild deer munching through their winter feed.
Sat 07 Dec 2019
As Christmas fast approaches it's time for our annual family carol service.
Sun 08 Dec 2019
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.
Thu 26 Dec 2019