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Medieval Industry: Mill tour

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to find out more about the oldest building on the estate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Fountains Mill is the oldest building on the estate. Built by the Cistercians in the 12th century, the building has been adapted and modified over many years. Find out more about this building on a free guided tour.

If you’re interested in the history of the estate, join us on a tour of the garden and abbey, running every day. Or pop into Porter’s Lodge to see the free exhibition about the abbey.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

Meet on Mill bridge; a 15 minute walk from the Visitor Centre, down a steep 20% gradient, 5 minutes from the level access West Gate entrance and 30 minutes from the Studley Royal entrance.

What to bring and wear

We are an outdoor site so please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as the ground is uneven in places.

Accessibility

There is lift access to the upper floors of the Mill. We have a portable hearing loop available to hire, free of charge, for guided tours. Pre-booking is essential, please call 01765 608888. Please collect from your tour guide. You can use this with a hearing aid set to 'T' or with headphones.

Upcoming events

Event

Garden and abbey tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to see the abbey as the Georgians once did; incorporated into the dramatic designed landscape.

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on
22 Apr to 20 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 12:30
+ 303 other dates or times
Event

Abbey tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to discover more about the largest monastic ruins in the country.

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on
22 Apr to 20 Sep 2024
at
12:00 to 13:00
+ 303 other dates or times
Event

Wow! Wildlife walk 

Discover unusual facts about the trees and wildflowers found at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, from the humble dandelion to a great old oak.

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on
1 May to 4 Sep 2024
at
14:00 to 15:30
+ 2 other dates or times
Event

Medieval Industry: bread, beer and wool tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to discover more about the people who lived and worked on the abbey estate.

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on
4 May to 28 May 2024
at
14:30 to 15:30
+ 4 other dates or times