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Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey is the 12th century Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved Cicstertian Monastries in England. Owned and run by National Trust the site of Studley Park Royal including the ruins of Fountain Abbey was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986.

The Abbey is set within stunning grounds and a water garden created by John Aislasbie. Various follies and statues are within the grounds and gardens, it is worth taking the high ride footpath above the grounds for stunning views of the Abbey within the grounds.

The Fountains Mill is one of the oldest buildings on the estate and has been restored to provide interactive displays to learn about use of the watermill. Children will enjoy grinding their own flour, (if they are strong enough) and seeing the water wheel in action.

Studley Royal Deer Park

The deer park adjoining the Fountains Abbey Estate is free to enter and along with the Seven Bridges Valley is a great family walk with lots of features to keep little people entertained.

St Mary's Church is within the grounds of the Deer Park, designed by William Burges the church has some extravangantly designed interior displays, coloured marble, stained glass, a splendid organ, and painted and gilded figures in all their original glory.


Visiting Fountains Abbey

Opening Times & Prices

Open Year round except 25th & 26th December.

National Trust Members & English Heritage Members: FREE

Non Member Prices

Adult: £9.50
Child: £4.75


  • Restaurant
  • Tearoom
  • Ice-cream Kiosk
  • Gift Shop & plant centre
  • Free Parking
  • Toilets


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Contact Fountains Abbey

North Yorkshire,
Telephone: 01765 608888

Website: Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Estate

Events at Fountains Abbey

Time Wizards

12th to 31st August
Follow the trail, discover the clues to help the time travelling twins return to 2014, then make your own time machine at Swanley Grange.