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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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Explore a great abbey and elegant water garden at this World Heritage Site near Harrogate, with outdoor sculpture in the garden until November 4. Cistercian monks chose this place to establish Fountains Abbey in 1132, and the walls echo with...more
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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Estate Office Abbey Road | Near Harrogate, Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely spot to visit and wander through the beautiful gardens. Lots of visitors picnicking and enjoying the grounds. The ruins were stunning, very photogenic and easy to spend half a day leisurely enjoying it all.

Thank deegeurts
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were here yesterday, such a vast estate, we didnt know how huge it was and only covered a very small part of this lovely estate. We shall visit again. We were able to get some wonderful photos. Take a few days to explore this...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited as a last minute decision and wasn’t disappointed. Fantastic grounds, well kept, clean and stunning park land. The abbey was so interesting. The size, scale and architecture took us by surprise. Pleasant few hours rounded off with a scone and drink in the...More

Thank Pndr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit and can easily spend the whole day there. Plenty of walking on good tracks and can be easily accessed by mobility scooter, however I would recommend parking in the the lower car park near the deer park as it is not...More

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came on a weekday and went on the guided tour which is a gentle 90 mins tour but remember to take water with you as the cafes are spaced far apart and fill up quickly Wasps were a bit of a problem but couldn't detract...More

Thank jonjon52
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed a great day at Fountains Abbey, made even better by the fact it was National Heritage day and we got in free! The ruined abbey is stunning as are the gardens, if you like taking photos this is the place to come. There are...More

Thank Helen V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Friends took us here while we were their vacation guests. What an absolute treat. The grounds are lush and green, offering the walker many an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature. Fountains Abbey is even more impressive in person than it appears in any...More

Thank treborz1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well, the first thing you notice is the eye-watering admission price - £15 per adult.However, when you spread that out over 5 hours, which is how long you are likely to be here, then it is quite reasonable. The highlight of the visit is the...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The very best. Simply stunning. Make you wonder how they used to build places of such beauty and complexity over a 1,000,yes ago. All built by hand and every sculpture and brick all loving carved and shaped. This is stunning. You can almost hear the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I got married here 4 years ago. We couldn’t of had a better day. We come each year and take photos in some of the places we had our wedding photos done so we can see how we change over the years....More

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June 19, 2018|
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Response from EllenH2387 | Property representative |
It's a lovely walk at any time of year and a very different experience throughout the seasons. There's lots of wildflowers in spring, summer is lovely and green (perfect for picnics) and autumn is full of reds and golds in... More
June 8, 2018|
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Response from Jen_Andy_Lawson | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. We went on a busy day and there were lots of volunteers about. They gave us a pass to use in the car. I believe the visitor centre car park is free though!
April 21, 2018|
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Response from paul_tennant52440 | Reviewed this property |
The food is reasonably priced and on a Sunday they do a roast beef, chicken or lamb for £9.95. Tea and coffee is around £2.50. Soft drinks around the same. The menu is varied and a good choice.