Things to Do, Attractions, Great Outdoors, Gardens

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal water garden

Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
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Spend a whole day exploring...

Large abbey ruins sit in a river valley leading down to the wide views of Georgain water garden, Studley Royal. If you're feeling full of energy you can also walk through 400 acres of deer park, home to 300 wild deer. Visit our website for full details of what you can do here.

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Wondering what to do with the kids in Yorkshire?

Families can look out for trails and crafts every school holiday. Make sure to pop by the large play area, too! With a wooden abbey to climb all over, swings, roundabout and zipwire little legs can be entertained for hours. It's only a minutes walk from the visitor centre and restaurant so parents can settle down on picnic tables with a cup of tea or coffee. Find out more about what's on for families on the website.

Fountains Abbey is about 45-50 minutes from York.

Eating and shopping

There's a large restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, daily specials. Find Mill Cafe by the abbey ruins and Studley tearoom in the water garden, too. A large shop at the visitor centre is packed full of homeware, garden ware, books and artisan products. There's also a large plant centre at the visitor centre. We're a dog friendly day out

The team love welcoming your four legged friends. They just need to be kept on a short lead while you're exploring. Find out more about bringing your dog to Fountains Abbey on the website. There are even dog friendly holiday cottages here.

Getting around 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. For more information on what you need to know for your visit, head to this page.

Holiday here

Why not stay longer in one of the holiday apartments? There are 14 different cottages to choose from around the estate and you can access the abbey and garden after hours! Visit to find out more.

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