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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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We visited on the hottest day of the year so struggled a little, however, this was truly a special day out. The abbey remains and moon ponds are really special and even though... read more

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Worstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on the hottest day of the year so struggled a little, however, this was truly a special day out. The abbey remains and moon ponds are really special and even though there were many other visitors that day there was no feeling of being crowded because the site is so large. Unfortunately the deer were a little shy... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a stunning day, despite it raining. It's a truly impressive building and gardens. It is a little expensive in my opinion. On the way to the abbey we stopped off at the bird hide and saw a variety of birds, including woodbeckers and tree kreeper

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Fountains Abbey for the first time. Wow!!! Absolutely blown away! The gardens are beautiful and it was a lovely walk around to take in the scenery. We took a picnic and sat by the abbey to have our lunch. It was amazing to sit in the sunshine and look at this magnificent ruin and imagine what it would... More 

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Thank Shirley S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If it's walking you want or a waterside chill out then this is for you. The Abbey itself is impressive and worthy of its World Heritage site status. One can only imagine how this vast site looked before the dissolution of the monasteries. There are bird hides and bee keeping displays too.This place get busy but there is plenty of... More 

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Thank Stephen N
Ellesmere shropshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The last time I visited was as a child and I remember it being impressive but as an adult you really appreciate its size. The site is large and in a steep valley. Plenty of room for children and dogs with a stream running through . Plenty of paths but wellingtons or boots would be advisable after wet weather. There... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The park and ruins are beautiful and peaceful, as everyone else has said. There are some fascinating-looking exposed tree roots. I appreciated the wheelchair accessible paths that ran all the way from the abbey through the water gardens - the grass around the ruins was also smooth enough for a wheelchair.

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london england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make sure you get there at opening time to miss the hoards of people. When it's empty it's wonderful but with large groups of people your day will be far less enjoyable.

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Thank thecllr
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for the easter trail. Was OK and the kids enjoyed it but gosh it was hard work with a pram. Lots of hills. Cafe was nice. Very expensive. The play park is due to be done up this summer so may try again in the summer.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of our favourite places to visit, its not cheap but well worth the entrance fee. The abbey is absolutely beautiful and the grounds enchanting, hours of things to see and do. This visit was enhanced by an art exhibition which we really enjoyed. I would recommend to anyone.

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Hartlepool, Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. The water gardens are absolutely stunning. The abbey is well worth a visit and the walk down to Studley lake is a must. There are several good cafes and plenty of good places to picnic. The new play area is great and my children (6yrs and 9yrs) lovely it. The ground in the play area... More 

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