Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

snowy east green at Fountains Abbey

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, outdoor spaces only are open for local visitors to access for walks. All indoor spaces are closed. You will need to book your visit in advance. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

Following the latest government update the abbey and water gardens as well as the Studley deer park will remain open for our local community to exercise and have much needed access to nature. The visitor centre restaurant, Studley tea-room and admissions, all indoor spaces and shop will be closed with the exception of toilets. Please book a ticket via our website so that we’re able to manage numbers in our busiest areas and help keep everyone safe. Please do not travel outside of your local area to visit. This is defined in the latest Government guidelines as the village, town, or part of the city where you live.

A frosty Abbey from de greys walk

What to Expect on your visit to Fountains Abbey

Keeping our visitors, staff, and volunteers safe is our priority. If we can't do that, we won't be able to keep Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal open. Before you set off to see us, there are some things you’ll need to know. Find out more here.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (22 Feb - 28 Feb)

Sun 28 Feb 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.

Timed entry to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (1 Mar - 7 Mar)

Mon 01 Mar 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Things to see and do

Bring your dog to Fountains Abbey

Bring your dog to Fountains Abbey

If you're visiting for your local walk you're welcome to bring your four-legged friend along to explore too! Find out more about visiting Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal with dogs here.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Our work

Our current projects

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Places to stay

A view of Fountains Hall in summer

Holiday at Fountains Abbey 

From a mini-break to a family holiday or a group getaway in the great outdoors with the best of Yorkshire on your doorstep, stay in a Fountains Abbey holiday home this year.