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.
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.
Daily until 22nd September 2019: Free Shuttle Bus from Ripon
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays all year: Service 139 from Ripon
Additional buses run to Fountains Abbey on Summer Sundays & Bank Holidays as part of the DalesBus network, but these have now finished for the Summer 2019 season. Details of services for Summer 2020 will be posted here when available.
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.