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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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Address: Ripon HG4 3DY, England
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This is one of the most beautiful places in North Yorkshire

The abbey is fantastic. And in Studley Royal Park you can see hundreds of deer. A place for all the family. Well worth a visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The abbey is fantastic. And in Studley Royal Park you can see hundreds of deer. A place for all the family. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not one moan or groan from our teenagers they loved it, a stunning walk around the abbey, the tried to work out what was where then on to studley royal. The gardens are really beautiful there was steam coming off the lake and ponds which made it very atmospheric. Cafe was OK, toilets a bit smelly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't really know what to expect as we walked down towards the abbey. But wow it was breath taking and even better that you can walk round the abbey. It was lovely walking round the gardens just so beautiful. We walked over towards the deer too and they are so use to people and just sat relaxing. Looking forward to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering that the National Trust has over a billion pounds of cash and financial assets (this doesn't mean property) at its disposal, that it has enjoyed significantly above-inflation increases in its income in recent years, that it makes use of over 70,000 volunteers who give their time and labour for free, and that the places it preserves are supposed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just as I thought I'd seen all the ruins I could stomach we went to Fountains Abbey and this place hit me with a wow factor. We walked for a couple of hours through the most amazing architecture and grounds I have seen. This must be up at the top of "must visit" places the national trust has. Enough grounds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance fee of £13.60 pp seems a bit pricey, considering you merely get access to the grounds.Of course if you are a member of the National Trust then a discount is made but even so, this is a place worth visiting and a leisurely walk around the lake will take you to the Abbey itself. You can explore inside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place ,we went in December and although it was very frosty it's is still a beautiful place to visit . We stayed for about 3 hours (had it been warmer we would have spent all day)and did the information walking tour which our loverly guide kindly cut short to an hour instead of the usual hour and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

General:- We have a National Trust membership and visited Fountains Abbey whilst visiting my grandparents in nearby Ripon. Pros:- There are numerous cafes around the vicinity, with outside (good for those with dogs) and inside seating. The walks are stunning, the ruins of the abbey are wonderful to walk in and around. The gift shop is well stocked and is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went not really knowing what to expect, but it was truly stunning location, went for a walk around the grounds and Abbey, really beautiful. Would really recommend this location

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon with the grandchildren at Fountains. A lovely walk around the gardens and through the abbey. The walk up to the surprise view and Octagon are worth the little effort. This may be a challenge for those in wheelchairs. Toward the end of our day the abbey was being lit up and a choir were preparing to... More 

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