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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

Looking across East Green towards the abbey through the long grass, wildflowers and buttercups

Planning your visit

Summer holidays exploring the Studley Water Garden

Family-friendly things to do at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal 

Helpful tips to start planning your summer holiday visits.


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.

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland

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