Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Veiled in a secluded valley, this World Heritage Site National Trust property promises to surprise and captivate with its vast abbey ruins, Georgian water garden, medieval deer park and almost 900 years of history.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Veiled in a secluded valley, this World Heritage Site National Trust property promises to surprise and captivate with its vast abbey and ruins, Georgian water garden, medieval deer park and almost 900 years of history.

Elegant ponds and cascades entwined with rustic bridges, classical temples and statues enthral today’s visitor just as they would the pleasure-seeking Georgians. There could be no finer eye catcher, however than the spectacular ruins of Fountains Abbey.

Open year-round, Fountains Abbey is fantastic for walks and each season brings its own unique delights to see. Watch wildlife awaken in the springtime, catch the colourful wildflowers during summer, enjoy autumnal splendour by floodlight and wrap up warm to see the place sparkle with frost as winter returns.

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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

Things to do

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Contact

Ripon, HG4 3DY

01765 608888

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountainsabbey

Opening times

Abbey and Water Garden: open 7 days March – October. Closed Fridays November – February (excluding Christmas week).
For daily opening times please visit the website.

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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