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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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What a tremendous undertaking

What an interesting place. It boggles the mind to think of the engineering and effort that went in to creating the monastery and grounds. It is hard to imagine what an active... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Fountains Abbey on our way from one place to another. It was pouring with rain and, despite not having waterproofs or appropriate footwear, we spent 2 hours walking through the grounds. The Abbey itself is a truly beautiful building and the lakes, plants and paths are well maintained. The cafe serves very good cakes and we will go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What an interesting place. It boggles the mind to think of the engineering and effort that went in to creating the monastery and grounds. It is hard to imagine what an active vibrant place this must have been when it was open. Get a good nights sleep so you are well rested before you go. The grounds are large, and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best National Trust places to visit, so much to see and do. Lovely historic Abbey and beautiful water gardens. Also two lovely cafes at each end of the area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the trip there, albeit a little far away from York. You need to get to Ripon city first though, if you are going there from York rail station. Here are some useful websites on getting there by bus: http://getdown.org.uk/bus/bus/142.htm http://getdown.org.uk/bus/bus/139.htm The timings of the free walking tour guides of the abbey are 1130 and 1430 hours and I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The attractiveness of this building and its setting are well documented. What I had either forgotten, or perhaps did not realise, is the added bonus of this being a great place to walk, with several different walkways. You can add a walk of some two and a half miles through the water gardens to your time spent exploring the abbey... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I come here a lot we love it . The views are amazing and plenty of parking . I take a picnic and there is always a table free to sit on . Toilets are clean and it is a great day out for young and old .

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very peaceful abbey lovely walk through abbey grounds to studley roger deer park. Food and drink available at visited centre and studley roger end.

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Shepshed, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Abbey in magical surroundings. Bring a picnic and sit in the grounds. What could be more wonderful? Leave plenty of time to visit it all to get full value for money.

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Adana, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. Absolutely loved our visit here with my husband, mother-in-law, and 3 kids. I’ve been to plenty of ruins around the UK, some in Europe, and many in Turkey; so far Fountains Abby is one of my top favorites. The size of the ruins are impressive. The greenery and ivy growing around gives it a mystical appeal as the... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place for people interested in history the amazing abbey ruins are fascinating and the water gardens are stunning

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Address: Ripon HG4 3DY, England
Phone Number: 44-1765-608-888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon

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