Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Advance booking is no longer needed to visit 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.
This summer Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is hosting a new art exhibition by artist Steve Messam. "These Passing Things" is fantastical and bold, uncovering the story of the water garden, and revealing new perspective.
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.
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays all year: Service 139 from Ripon
Monday to Saturday all year: YorBus pre-bookable service
Summer Sundays & Bank Holidays until 17th October 2021: DalesBus 822 from York & Ripon
Summer Sundays & Bank Holidays until 17th October 2021: Eastern DalesBus 825 from York, Harrogate & Brimham Rocks
It's a pleasant walk of around four miles from Ripon City Centre to Fountains Abbey - click here for more information.