Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do 

Explore the estate

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Fountains Abbey lit by floodlights

Fountains by Floodlight 

The abbey will be filled with golden light with the melodic sounds of choir-song ringing through the ruins throughout October weekends. Wrap up cosy and warm to come and enjoy a spectacular after-dark experience.

Upcoming events

folly! Art in the garden trail

Tue 25 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Pick up a map to explore the follies and let your creativity run wild!

Knitting at Swanley Grange

Tue 25 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Come and try your own hand at knitting and add a few rows to the Swanley Scarf.

folly! 2018

Tue 25 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Surprising, intriguing and extraordinary... See the lost follies of the water garden re-imagined by artists and architects.

Abbey & water garden tour

Tue 25 Sep 2018
11:00-15:00
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour.

Discovering the Settlers Society

Wed 26 Sep 2018
01:00-01:45
Discover the little know history of the Settlers Society and help bring the stories of the settlers boys to life.

Apple juicing

Sat 29 Sep 2018
11:00-15:00
Watch our heritage English apple harvest being turned into juice, and sample the delicious results.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Eating and shopping

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Our work

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Learning

National Trust Education Officer and a school group at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

A new way to learn 

Experience a day in the life of a monk, go pond dipping, den building or even camp out under the stars when you bring your educational group to our special place.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Groups

National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Visit with your group 

Groups of visitors have been coming to our special place since the 18th-century. With guided tours, self-led visits and a discount on admission prices come and find out what makes this World Heritage Site so special.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Places to stay

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Weddings

Newly wedded couple in front of Fountains Abbey

Say 'I do' 

Say 'I do' at this World Heritage Site then have celebratory drinks and canapés in the private walled garden overlooking the River Skell.