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

Two girls climbing up the peg post

Family fun this Easter at Fountains Abbey 

Let warmer days and lighter evenings tempt you to get out and about. We've got acres for you to explore and get stuck in to our Easter Cadbury trail.

Upcoming events

Heritage: A Harrogate College Exhibition

Sat 23 Mar 2019
10:00-16:00
Come and see a unique collection of mixed media pieces inspired by medieval heritage crafts created by the students of Harrogate College.

Winter abbey tours

Sat 23 Mar 2019
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk...

Bird detective trail

Sat 30 Mar 2019
10:00-17:00
Discover nests and eggs, feathers and bird song on an interactive trail around the abbey and water garden and learn about the life of a baby bird.

Lavender bags at Swanley Grange

Sat 30 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Bring the kids to get creative with hessian to make their own lavender bag.

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Mon 01 Apr 2019
11:00-12:30
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour. Any questions? 3-4pm Abbey cloister If you don’t fancy a tour but have something you’d like to ask, visit one of our guides as you explore the estate.

Any questions?

Mon 01 Apr 2019
15:00-16:00
Ask one of our knowledgeable guides about the history of the abbey
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 to discover what lurks beneath the water's surface, build a den as a team or get crafty with heritage crafts in Swanley Grange. There's plenty to do here for every educational group in this 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.