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  • National Trust

Garden, £4.85-£9


Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Spring Fun at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal


The perfect complemet to the Abbey is Studley Royal Water Graden, a Georgian masterpiece of an ornamental green garden adorned with Classical statues and follies. Once wild and wooded, the valley of the river Skell was transformed into one of England's most spectacular Georgian water gardens. Disgraced by a financial scandal in the 1700's, John Aislabie channelled his energies into creating a landscape of often breathtaking and ground breaking vision.

This is a place where you can truely relax and leave modern day stresses behind as you are transported to another era. Let the cool secluded shady walks and grand green ampitheatres play with your senses. Let the artist's eye guide across stepping stoned canals, elegant ponds and cascades, to the Georgian follies of the garden including rustic bridges, classical temples and statues and finally into the medieval ruins of the Abbey, providing an unforgettable experience which equally enthralls today's visitor just as it did the pleasure seeking Georgians.

Opening details

01/03 to 31/10 Estate gates close at 18.00, 01/11 to 28/02 estate gates close at 17.00.
Closed Fridays in Nov, Dec and Jan. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Adults £9 Child £4.85 Under 5s FREE Family £23.00.(2 adults and up to 3 children) NTand EH members free.
These prices include Gift Aid on Entry.

Groups 1-15 - Adults £9 Child £4.85 Under 5s FREE
16-30 - Adults £7.70 Child £4.00 Under 5s FREE
31+ - Adults £7.45 Child £3.90 Under 5s FREE

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 28 Apr - Sun 4 Nov folly! 2018



See location of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 276693  Lat: 54.11883 Long: -1.57923

By Road:-

Leave York on the A59 towards Harrogate, turn right onto B6265. Follow the B62565 through Boroughbridge and Ripon, pick up the brown signs to the F.A.S.R. Disabled parking is available at the Westgate entrance.

Free parking at Visitor Centre and West Gate. Parking at Studley is £3.00

By Public transport:-
Ripon Roweller service 139 provides a regular shuttle service from Ripon on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays, and a less frequent service on Mondays to Saturdays all year. Also Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday bus 802 runs to Fountains Abbey from Leeds and Otley. For further local public transport information see:

Parking: free


Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal,
North Yorkshire,


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

A complimentary minibus service is provided for less mobile visitors and runs between the three entry points on a regular basis. Battery cars can also be hired – please ring in advance to check availability.


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