Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

A duck with her ducklings on the river Skell with Fountains Abbey in the distance

Important notice -

Mill Café will be closed from 3 June - 28 June for some essential repair work to the roof. You'll be able to get a bite to eat and a drink at Studley tearoom and the visitor centre restaurant.

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

Pick up some doughnuts from the Doh Hut at Beer and Bread

Treat dad this Father's Day at Beer and Bread 

Join us at Fountains Mill for a new summer event with Yorkshire made beer and bread. Play family games in the heritage apple orchard and have a go with dough.

Upcoming events

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Sun 26 May 2019
11:00-12:30
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.

Make your own spring lamb

Sun 26 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Scamper along to Swanley Grange to make your own fluffy wool lamb this May half term.

Step inside the bird hide

Wed 29 May 2019
11:00-13:00
Want to learn how to bird watch with the best of them?

Minibeasts to mammals walk

Wed 29 May 2019
14:00-15:00
Adventure out into the estate with your guide to see what creatures large and small you can find.

Pond dipping

Fri 31 May 2019
11:00-15:00
Newts, water lice, water boatmen, molluscs, pea mussels...there's an extraordinary world waiting to be discovered under the surface of the still ponds in the water garden.

Going Digital photography workshops

Sat 01 Jun 2019
10:00-16:00
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.
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.