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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Ripon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Well worth a visit. We were lucky enough to visit when a choir was in the Abbey singing Christmas Carols. The grounds are beautiful to walk around

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is now my favourite of the National Trust sights that ive visited. The scenery is out of this world, the history and the tranquility of Fountains Abbey is first class. The cafes make an A* cup of tea as well! Some areas might be tricky with a pushchair but you could get round most of the grounds. Will definately be visiting again!

Thank ruthey99
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

had a lovely day out making Christmas wreaths at fountains abbey meet some nice people had my Christmas wreath to take home. good walk and look round shop for some good gifts then a very good lunch they are doing a very nice Christmas lunches till Christmas

Thank mary186346
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Superb UNESCO location - lovely walks and time to chill. A great day out for all the family. Even on a cold day its beautiful. Best to park at the lower car park to avoid the steep hill if you have pushchairs etc.

Thank 1QualityTraveller
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Magnificent views. Stunning scenery. History and more history dating from 1132. Medieval buildings including à Mill, and Jacobean Manor House. À Victorian Church set in thé Park with, Red Sika and Fallow deer. Informative guided tours. Lunch places and lové l'y friendly people.

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