Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

 The classical statues at Studley Royal water garden after restoration work

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

Monastic powerhouse: an exhibition by Joseph Hayton

Sun 18 Aug 2019
10:00-17:00
See the abbey as the powerhouse it once was through sculpture.

Daily water garden and abbey tours

Sun 18 Aug 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.

Archery in the water garden

Sun 18 Aug 2019
11:00-15:00
Test your aim in Studley Royal water garden.

Make a pom-pom in Swanley Grange

Sun 18 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
Get creative with wool and make a pom pom to take home.

Make your own bread

Tue 20 Aug 2019
13:00-15:30
Come along to have a go kneading dough to make your own unleavened bread at Swanley Grange.

It's a monks life family tour

Wed 21 Aug 2019
14:00-14:45
Join us at Swanley Grange to dress up like a monk for this family tour.
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.