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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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Didn't expect Fountains Abbey to be as spectacular as it was. Abbey is great but a real surprise was the Water Garden. The entire site is stunning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Didn't expect Fountains Abbey to be as spectacular as it was. Abbey is great but a real surprise was the Water Garden. The entire site is stunning.

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yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds and gardens and interesting abbey ruins and history. Also has a very pleasant cafe and is well worth a visit. We live nearby and go often. Unfortunately the "chef" on the last visit was most unhelpful but otherwise it is a great place to go.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

First time. Didn't really know what to expect ........ very impressive and on a large scale. Definitely worth a visit.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We often visit and each time is a joy. Just go and enjoy the fabulous scenery walk around for as long as you like. There is always an excellent welcome.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful location with a fascinating, yet sad history. It is owned by the National Trust so members get in for free, if you are not a member it will cost £12 entry for an adult. Entry includes access to the entire grounds, so you can visit the abbey ruins and then enjoy a walk around the grounds and water garden.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Another beautiful place to visit. The grouds of Studley with the Abbey in the background is simply stunning

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Sleights, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Apart from the abbey , the parkland is fantastic , either for a gentle stroll or longer walk , a great walk throughout the parkland is the seven bridges - The tea room can get very busy ,the parkland is free to enter but their is a charge for the abbey grounds unless your a national trust member -- my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

As you walk from the visitors centre to the Abbey I was initially underwhelmed as you can only see a small part of the Abbey's tower. As you get closer, you start to see just how large the Abbey is, and what a fantastic structure it is. We were very fortunate with the weather for our trip - beautiful sunshine... More 

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Darwen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place really is outstandingly beautiful. I wont comment further as if you visit speaks for itself. I would recommend starting at the water gardens end and walking through to the abbey. Catching first sight of it from above the valley is quite breathtaking. My only criticism is the cost. Whilst I understand the NT is a non-profit making charity.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

a beautiful place to enjoy in the spring sunshine very well tendered by the National Trust Beautiful gardens lakes deer park and the stunning abbey all made for a perfect day out Steep in places unsuitable for elderly or disabled but these are well signposted and alternative routes given As always at National Trust property the staff are extremely helpful

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