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Explore a great abbey and elegant water garden at this World Heritage Site near Harrogate, with outdoor sculpture in the garden until November 4. Cistercian monks chose this place to establish Fountains Abbey in 1132, and the walls echo with...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Estate Office Abbey Road | Near Harrogate, Ripon HG4 3DY, England
Beautiful walking round and seeing Fountains Abby. Free parking, I think it is a little overpriced hence the 4 stars. Children's play area, picnic areas for taking lunches, interactive sections with videos explaining history.
I revisited Fountains Abbey with family for the first time in about 25 years. After getting over the shock of the entry fee (£16.50 per adult if you aren't a NT member), I remembered what a beautiful place it is and enjoyed over 10 km...More
We absolutely loved our day here. We are members of the national trust and exploring the abbey and it's grounds did not disappoint.
We had honey tasting on offer, weaving and creating designs with wool on sticks, the ice cream is gorgeous and the grounds...More
Still a magical and marvellous place to visit. I have been many times. Read the novel A Death at Fountains Abbey by Antonia Hodgson and learn more about the history of the family who created the gardens of Studley Royal. Fascinating stuff.
Abbey started in 1132, destroyed by King Henry VIII. If you have a full day, join a morning tour that walks for about 1.5 - 2hours. Our volunteer guide Rowena was brilliant. Answered all our questions, knew the Abbey and gardens history and brought them...More
Loved walking these ruins - truly impressive place. The herb gardens are delightful too. Will return as only spent a short visit here this time and there is much to see. Found it very peaceful just walking and admiring the stones.
Attended a tour, led by a knowledgeable & enthusiastic volunteer which enhanced & informed our visit. Vast grounds which can easily take a full day to enjoy. There is a courtesy bus available on the site for those visitors with mobility issues.
One of the...More
Had never been before so we drove from Skipton area on my wife's say so as you do my ankle has been a bit sore and she assured me it was quite flat she was right never been to ruins and grounds as nice as...More
We recently attended on a disappointingly rainy Sunday in July, but are regular visitors at different times of the year each year as a family tradition. It honestly doesn’t matter so much what the whether is as each season brings something to the experience. In...More
Visited this attraction August 2018 ,wasn't too busy as many other visits in Yorkshire have been, so was easy to park and get food. An absolutely mesmerising place, wonderful walks and water features and views.Really is worth a visit. Only down side, absolutely no refuse...More
It's a lovely walk at any time of year and a very different experience throughout the seasons. There's lots of wildflowers in spring, summer is lovely and green (perfect for picnics) and autumn is full of reds and golds in... More
It's a lovely walk at any time of year and a very different experience throughout the seasons. There's lots of wildflowers in spring, summer is lovely and green (perfect for picnics) and autumn is full of reds and golds in the trees. Winter is very beautiful when you catch the frosts and snow.
There's Fountains by Floodlight through October where the abbey is lit up with floodlights giving it a golden glow. There's more colourful lighting, Christmas services and choirs in the abbey as well as a family trail over Christmas, too.