Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Fountains Abbey is a World Heritage Site, set in 323 hectares (800 acres) of beautiful countryside near Ripon in North Yorkshire. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the range of England's heritage - with a.Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park.
Discover the magnificent 12th-century abbey ruins and the only surviving Cistercian corn mill.
Amble through the beautiful landscaped Georgian water garden of Studley Royal, complete with neo-classical statues, follies and breathtaking views.
Delight in the richly decorated Victorian St Mary's church and take time out to relax in the Reading Room in Elizabethan Fountains Hall.
Discover something extraordinary in Studley Royal water garden this year. Four striking outdoor artworks re-imagine the lost folly buildings that once stood in this dramatic place.
Complete a great day out for all the family by exploring the Medieval deer park.
Find out more about Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal on the National Trust website.
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays: Service 139 from Ripon
Summer Sundays/Bank Holidays: Fountains Flyer service 822 from Selby, York and Ripon (restarts 6th May 2018)
Summer Sundays/Bank Holidays: Brimham Explorer service 825 from Harrogate and Ripon to Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey (starts 6th May 2018)
Show your bus ticket at the entrance to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
to receive a voucher for a free cup of regular tea or coffee at the Visitor Centre Restaurant.
It's a pleasant walk of around four miles from Ripon City Centre to Fountains Abbey - click here for more information.
On Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays you can catch Brimham Explorer bus 825 to Brimham Rocks, and walk back to Fountains Abbey on the "In the Footsteps of Monks" walking route. If you'd like a guide for the walk, you can join a free guided walk organised by the National Trust on 17th June or 30th September, or by DalesBus Ramblers on 8th July 2018.