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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon HG4 3DY, England
44-1765-608-888
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Ripon
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Missions, Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description:   Sheltered in a secluded valley only around 3 miles from Ripon lies Fountains Abbey, one of the most historic and beautiful places in Europe. A... more »
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Love this place it is fantastic go lots and lots with our Daughter and grandchildren . So much to do for the children they go to the activity centre at easter Halloween christmas all the time something is going on . They have made bird boxes easter things all sorts of things it is just great for little ones .... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We decided rather last minute to go to Fountains Abbey yesterday (Good Friday). We arrived late morning to find only a few car parking places left. Worried it would feel too full in the main visitor areas but not so. Had lunch in the visitor centre which was lovely. Good childrens boxes. Hot food wait was lengthy but understandable. Had... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Fountains Abbey and the Water Garden as we had heard about the walks and the scenery. We got parked up and went on the walk. My little boy managed the walk, I think to make it more interesting there should be a treasure trail to follow making it more excitable for children. The scenery and the water garden... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great day out would recommend anyone to visit this site. If you are in this part of the country would not miss going. Can't understand why Fountain Abbey (a world heritage site) isn't more well known (for example when compared to stonehenge). Recommend visiting for young and old. Note: although a ten to 15 minute wall from main gate to... More

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N Yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

No matter how many people are here you can always find some peace and quite. Always beautiful whatever the season.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing and a must see. The abbey is great and the walk thru the gardens and along the river/lake are impressive. Love the deer park too. This is a must for all the family and also has a lot of picnic areas and is also dog friendly which is good. The staff are very helpful and we... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I live a short distance from Fountains Abbey and therefore visit it often. What a great Abbey to visit. The visitor centre has a shop and Restaurant and there are plants to buy if you so choose. The Abbey is a short walk from here down a steepish hill,but never mind, you will like it when you get to the... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a Lvly national trust park there is a Lvly cafe with all homemade cakes and the scenery and walks are amazing as is the Abby ruins well worth visit

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Ripon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal are at their best all year as each season is unique. Naturally being located in the most scenic and largest of counties you would expect something special and you get it abundantly. The walking is amazing with stunning views and other buildings in addition to the Abbey to explore.It is very child/family friendly and since... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fountains Abbey should be visited at least once in a lifetime. Magnificent grounds full of beautiful trees and plants. Lots of fascinating walks and exceptional water features. A superb safe play area for children, Several cafes non of which are cheap but good quality food and drink. This is a National Trust property although entrance can be gained by non... More

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