Stunning 12th Century Abbey ruin and Georgian water gardens in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.
Beautiful scenery and historic architecture
Stunning grounds to walk around
Activities for kids during school holidays
Plenty of free parking
Toilets and disabled facilities
Baby change and feeding areas
Children's play area
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a World Heritage Site set in the strikingly beautiful Skell valley and offers a great family day out. The Site comprises 800 acres with almost 900 years of history and includes some stunning architecture: the 12th Century ruins of the Abbey an Elizabethan Mansion and a rare and richly adorned Victorian High Gothic church (designed by William Burges). Visitors can also enjoy the medieval deer park, home to over 500 free-roving wild deer and one of the country's most impressive Georgian Water Gardens with fine examples of neo-classical statues. There are also remarkable follies, astounding open views and the only 12th Century Cistercian Corn Mill remaining in Britain, with an exhibition and interactive elements.
During school holidays there are free trails and craft workshops to entertain the kids, and there are acres of safe and beautiful countryside for them run free in as well as a children's play area for them to enjoy.
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal is open daily throughout the year. You'll always something different to interest and inspire you, with family events and activities as well as guided tours to suit all visitors running year round.
National Trust & English Heritage members & under 5s FREE
Group discounts available please contact the Group Visits Organiser on 01765 643197.
March to October: Daily 10am-5pm
November to February: Daily 10am-4pm or dusk if earlier
Closed Fridays in November, December and January and 24/25 December.
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