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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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

Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

The ruins of Fountains Abbey from De Grey's walk viewing deck

Important notice

12 April, 9am: There is a signposted road closure on the B6265. You can still access Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal along this road. De Grey's Walk will be closed Monday to Friday until 26 April while we carry out essential maintenance.

Planning your visit


Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal map 

A map for visitors to find their way around Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

Dog visiting Fountains Abbey in the summertime

Visiting Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal with your dog 

Fountains Abbey is a three pawprint rated place. Discover why it's such a great place to bring your dog and take a look at our top tips to help you make the most of your visit.

2 girls giggle while taking photographs at Fountains Abbey

Photography and filming at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal 

From engagement shoots to blockbuster movies, and everything in between - read on for some helpful guidance about photography and filming at Fountains Abbey.

A group of people walking and laughing together at Lyme Park in Cheshire

Group and school visits to Fountains Abbey 

Discover the benefits of group visits to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, the huge programme of educational activities available for school groups, how to book and more.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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