Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a unique place made of two moments in history.
Where medieval strength blends with 18th century eccentricity to create a landscape full of secrets, curiosities, and breath-taking views.
Elegant ponds and cascades entwined with rustic bridges, classical temples, and statues enthral today’s visitors just as they would the pleasure-seeking Georgians. There could be no finer eye-catcher however, than the spectacular ruins of Fountains Abbey.
Open all year-round, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a fantastic place for walks and adventures as each season brings its own delights.
Watch wildlife awaken in the springtime, stroll in the afternoon sun in the summer, enjoy autumnal splendour by floodlight and crunch through sparkling frosts as winter returns.
Features & Accessibility
- Winter Opening
- Plant Sales
- Children’s Playground
- 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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Ripon, HG4 3DY
Off B6265 to Pateley Bridge from Ripon. Follow the brown signs for Fountains Abbey from A1. 12 miles north of Harrogate (A61). Sat Nav: Use postcode HG4 3DY.
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