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

Fri 24 May 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?

Fri 24 May 2019
15:00-16:00
Ask one of our knowledgeable guides about the history of the abbey

Nature scavenger hunt

Sat 25 May 2019
10:00-17:00
Pick up a card and get sticking with special nature finds as you explore this May half term

Make your own spring lamb

Sat 25 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Scamper along to Swanley Grange to make your own fluffy wool lamb this May half term.

Spring deer watch walk

Sat 25 May 2019
14:00-16:00
Join us for a walk around Studley Royal deer park to learn all about the deer that make the park their home.

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?
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.