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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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Explore a great abbey and elegant water garden at this World Heritage Site near Harrogate, with outdoor sculpture in the garden until November 4. Cistercian monks chose this place to establish Fountains Abbey in 1132, and the walls echo with...more
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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Estate Office Abbey Road | Near Harrogate, Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Abby ruins itself was breathtaking and i felt in awe of where i was and what i was looking at with wonderful surrounding landscapes. The water garden was stunning and id never visited anywhere like it. Beautiful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shawn A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained old ruin. Part of national trust. Water gardens have recently been restored so original views now revived.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JanLawson_66
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Rippon going to Fountains Abbey is a must . Interesting buildings with fabulous walks in the area . A good visitors centre .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our daughter and family for a morning out after Christmas. The children were thrilled with the well planned play area and the wide variety of birds visible from the hide. Adults were entranced by the abbey. The entry charge for non NT members...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We feel so lucky to have Fountains Abbey on our doorstep here in Ripon and go regularly. We all love it whether its a twilight walk through the woods with no one else around just listening to the deafening sound of the pheasants roosting for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled nearly an hour to visit this place, we felt obliged to pay the entry price of £16 per person. We spent nearly 4 hours wandering around and taking in the many wonderful sights. However, having spent £64 between us, we were hoping for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip highlight to the UK. Being able to walk around the monastery and the expansive gardens. It was freezing but very few people. Winter light was lovely for photos although I’m sure it would be stunning in every season

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 936yvettes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun day we had at fountains abbey. You can ring the bell at the church( which is fun). The walks are really fun. Great wildlife. The abbey is amazing. The adventure playground is bigger than you would expect. But overall it was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bibcay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a walk one sunny Sunday in January and I was surprised at how busy it was! When we arrived at 10am the car park (near the lake, free for National Trust members) was pretty quiet, but when we left around 12pm cars...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived mid afternoon in winter between Christmas and New Year. We had about an hour and a half walking round prior to dusk falling. As the daylight faded the lighting and the music that was played in the abbey made this a spectacular and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Witchesbrews | Reviewed this property |
I think that must be at the cafe. That's the best I can do I'm afraid.
17 November 2018|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
entrance is £16 per adult but my wife and I pay an annual joint membership of £125 which gives free parking and access to all national trust properties and sites.