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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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Address: Ripon HG4 3DY, England
Phone Number: 44-1765-608-888
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Sweeping spaces with thrilling views. A variety of landscapes within a short distance. Try the seven bridges walk. Wear boots as this can be muddy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Sweeping spaces with thrilling views. A variety of landscapes within a short distance. Try the seven bridges walk. Wear boots as this can be muddy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

A great place for young and old alike and a stunning walk whatever the weather. We could return again and again!

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Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Never tire of visitng this historical site in its stunning setting. You can feel the tranquility the monks were searching for and the Porters Lodge is now dedicated to a detailed history of the site, the monastery and the Studley Royal gardens. Great to visit at all times of the year!

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Even if historical ruins don't "float your boat", the grounds of Fountains Abbey are well worth a day out with a picnic hamper in the summer. The Abbey itself is a Grade I listed building and England's largest and best preserved Cistercian monastery. It "operated" (if that's the right word for a monastery!) from 1132 until 1539 when Henry VIII... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Wasn't expecting such a magnificent setting.The guides are locals and very interesting and amusing.Spent a whole day here which I wasn't expecting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is one of our favourite places to come walking in the summer , perfect place to bring a picnic too if it's a nice day. The ruins are beautiful and I seem to notice something new each time I visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

You really need to visit this place it's amazing. beautiful is not the word. so much to see and so much history. Please ensure you give yourself enough time to explore the whole site. even worth joing the national trust if you visit more then three property's it then pays for itself.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A National Trust property. Abbey ruins, lakes and lots of walking. This place is simply magical and well worth a visit. There are several walks, all of varying distances. Facilities are good at the entrance, but could be better elsewhere on the site. A lovely day out.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visit here on a Sunny November day, very well maintain N T property and grounds. very good lay out and excepts dogs onto the grounds . Was a pleasure to see. Good paths and information available. Would go back in a different season. Imagine it would be lovely to have a picnic in the grounds. Did not see any Deer.... More 

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Walton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We decided to visit after reading reviews and so glad we did. We decided to join national trust whilst there also. The facilities were great and staff were so welcoming and informative, advising us not to take a certain route due to winds. The walk through abbey and onto studley park was beautiful and so much history. Shame we did... More 

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