Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

This magnificent abbey was established by devout monks.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire

The atmospheric ruins of Fountains Abbey are the largest in the country.

Walk beneath their ancient arches and you’ll hear the echoes of a way of life which shaped the medieval world. When John Aislabie inherited Studley Royal, he created an elegant water garden of mirror-like ponds, statues and follies, cleverly incorporating the romantic ruins into his design. This year from May – October the folly! art programme will unveil four new contemporary ‘follies’ in the garden. If you explore further you’ll discover William Burges’ gothic masterpiece St Mary’s Church, the Elizabethan façade of Fountains Hall, heritage vegetables and crafts at Swanley Grange and the ancient mill. One of a kind, this special place is recognised as a World Heritage Site.

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Features & Accessibility

  • Winter Opening
  • Plant Sales
  • Children’s Playground
  • Tearoom
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)
  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility
  • Facilities for visual impairments
  • Facilities for auditory impairments

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Contact

Ripon, HG4 3DY

01765 608888

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountainsabbey

Opening times

Abbey and water garden open April – October, 10am – 5pm, and November – March, 10am – 4pm. Closed Fridays November – January and 24 and 25 December.

Directions

Located off the B6265 to Pateley Bridge, signed from A1, 12 miles north of Harrogate (A61). Free parking at visitor centre. Pay and display at Studley Royal deer park.

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