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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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Address: Ripon HG4 3DY, England
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The Abbey was its wonderful self. Lots of explaining to grandkids about monks, reformation, dissolution of monasteries, and so on. They have a bigger improved adventure... read more

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The Abbey was its wonderful self. Lots of explaining to grandkids about monks, reformation, dissolution of monasteries, and so on. They have a bigger improved adventure playground which was a bonus. Nice that all the wood seemed to be reclaimed boughs, rather than factory cut pieces. Restaurant cakes, large choice, homemade, and big pieces! A good visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This has got to be one of the largest ruined historic sites in Britain. You get an evocotive idea of the size and importance of pre-reformation christian establishments. There is enough to keep you occupied all day with the incredible Abbey itself, the beautiful Fountains Hall, the landscaped gardens and water features as well a various exhibitions. Most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although we've been to this place a few times but we always find new things that amazes us. Just absolutely gorgeous place with so much history. Everywhere you look is stunning!!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Not been here since i was a nipper but need to make the most of my National Trust Membership and I was not disappointed - Well kept gardens and fabulous history. Took my two Westies who also enjoyed the walk and the rest in the small but busy little Tea Shop - Might take a picnic next time. x

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London, United Kingdom
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This is a stunning ruin and well worth the visit as part of NT membership; prices quite high without. Good visitor centre and restaurant and beautiful walks throughout the grounds. The ruins themselves could do with more information panels and perhaps artists impressions of the original architecture but the display in the porter's lodge is excellent.

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place to explore. Lots to see and do. But i do think the entry fee is expensive as is the cafe which offers standard quality at exorbitant prices. Bring a packed lunch

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent most of a day here. The weather was poor, but that did not deter us. We enjoyed the Hall (but wished to see more of it), loved the Abbey ruins (so much left tantalising intact- go see York Minster for an insight of what it must have been like) and the lakes were grand. Some more info boards... More 

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We stayed really close to this fantastic old abbey, mostly ruins but some intact areas. It was just beautiful and really a must visit!

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West Lulworth, United Kingdom
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First time here for a number of years, great location for a walk and a good cafe for refreshments afterwards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Fountains Abbey several times over the years in different seasons with our children and it's a lovely place at all times of year. There is a good park for children and the walk round the lake is really scenic remember to take your camera and get lots of photos.

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