What's On at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

We're pleased to welcome visitors in line with government guidance. Please book your tickets here before you visit.

Afternoon light in Studley water garden

How to book a ticket

Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Tickets will be released every Friday for the week ahead. Booking closes at 3pm the day before your visit.

Click the white 'Timed entry' box below and select the date and time you would like to visit. You might have to scroll down to see days later in the week. 

After booking you don't need to print your ticket. We'll have your name at admissions and will just need to see any membership or partner cards that you've used to book. 

National Trust members: free

Adult ticket: £17

Child ticket: £8.50

Under 5's can visit for free and you won't need to book a ticket for them. 

Family (2 adults & 2 children): £42.50

Family (1 adult & 2 children): £25.50

Booking with a partner card?

English Heritage members please book as a National Trust member, writing 'EH' in front of your membership number when prompted. Maxcard holders please book a members’ ticket and enter 'MAXCARD' into the membership field. Corporate partners, please book a members’ ticket and enter in to the membership field: 'Corporate Supporter'.

Don't forget to bring any membership card/sponsor information with you to admissions on the day of your visit. 

Access for all

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can now select a ticket for essential companion/carers at the time of booking, free of charge. Both the carer and the person they accompany will need to book a timed entry to visit. 

Our accessable entrance at Westgate remains closed but if you'd like to organise level access you can give us a call on (01765) 608888 after making your booking and we'll arrange this for you. Complimentary mobility scooters can also be booked on this number if you'd like to make use of one while visiting.  

I haven't got a ticket and the sale has ended. Can I still visit today?

On quieter days we might have availability for visitors who haven't booked a visit. Please don't arrive here without checking first though. You'll need to give us a call to see if we have spaces on (01765) 608888 or take a look at the red banner at the top of our homepage which may advise on daily availability. 

Can I book a ticket to just use the carparks so I can visit the deer park?

We don't offer a parking only ticket. The Studley deer-park car park can't be booked in advance and is first-come-first-served. If you've booked a visit to visit the estate or you're a National Trust member then parking here is free of charge. 

I'd like to book further in advance. Am I able to do this?

We’re only able to offer tickets a week in advance for the moment. We’re closely following government guidance on opening which can change at short notice. We’ve already increased our capacity and made more tickets available to allow people to safely visit.  

When will you be lifting the booking system at Fountains? 

From Monday 12 July you’ll no longer have to pre-book to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

We’d like to thank everyone for their patience while we’ve had our booking system in place over the last year. We know it wasn’t what you’re used to but managing our capacity in this way has allowed us to remain open and give our visitors and local community vital access to nature throughout much of the pandemic.

We're continuing to put the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers first at all times. We've assessed our visitor numbers, space and capacity and feel that we're now able to accommodate visitors without booking and still ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.