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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

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Help the rangers: Big Butterfly Count 

Join us for the Big Butterfly Count 2024

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on
22 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
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Summer of Play: Movement Monday 

Discover a different way you can get moving every Monday during the summer holidays.

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on
22 Jul to 26 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 5 other dates or times
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Summer of Play 

Get ready for a Summer of Play at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, sponsored by Starling bank

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on
22 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 41 other dates or times
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A Landscape Painter's Perspective: Peter M. Hicks 

Explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal through the eyes of one of the north's leading landscape artists this summer. 'A Landscape Painter's Perspective' is a new art exhibition by Peter M. Hicks.

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on
22 Jul to 11 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 20 other dates or times