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

Boys from the Settlers Society standing outside their huts

The Settlers Society  

Can you help us to trace the personal history of the Settlers Society at Fountains Abbey? Visit our new exhibition in the hall to read about the boys who came here in the 1930s to make a new life for themselves.

Upcoming events

folly! Art in the garden trail

Sat 21 Jul 2018
10:00-17:00
Pick up a map to explore the follies and let your creativity run wild!

folly! 2018

Sat 21 Jul 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

Sat 21 Jul 2018
11:00-15:00
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour.

Children's craft - friendship bracelets

Sat 21 Jul 2018
11:00-16:00
Have a go at twisting and tying yarn to make a colourful friendship bracelet this summer.

Summer deer watch

Sat 21 Jul 2018
14:00-16:00
Do you know your stags from your hinds and your Reds from your Sikas? Come and explore the deer park in summer with our guides...

Discovering the Settlers Society

Sun 22 Jul 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.
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.