Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Important notice -

We're open 10am-4pm everyday through winter except for Fridays through January and Friday 1 February. The Visitor Centre restaurant will be closed from 7 January until mid February. See the Visit this January page for details on food for your visit.

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

Upcoming events

Winter abbey tours

Sat 26 Jan 2019
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk...

Follow the clay man trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Discover ten faces peeking and peering from the trees around the estate.

Wild and woolly decorations at Swanley Grange

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
Make your own woolly decoration in Swanley Grange this February half term.

Wedding Open Days

Sun 17 Feb 2019
10:30-13:00
Come and find inspiration for your perfect wedding day here at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

Den building competition

Tue 19 Feb 2019
13:00-15:00
Can you make a shelter to withstand the wind and rain of winter?

Make a staff

Thu 21 Feb 2019
13:00-15:00
Choose your stick carefully to become the perfect staff.
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.