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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“deer park” (271 reviews)
“national trust” (347 reviews)
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Ripon HG4 3DY, England
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+44 1765 608888
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Reviewed yesterday

Free parking always helps at an attraction, staff helpful and so welcoming, good walks scenery fantastic, food a bit expensive, bring your own

Thank STUART W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow. A great place to visit that is hidden away in North Yorkshire. We have a National Trust membership and are always looking for places to visit. Amazing views of the old Abbey and water features. The visitors centre and cafe have just been updated....More

Thank Matt O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Probably one of the National Trust's most popular properties and for very god reasons. Large site, lots of good walks and excellent visitor centre.

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Plenty to see and do at this popular National Trust property. Very welcoming staff at the entrance kiosk. Nice walks around the Deer Park with views of Ripon Castle in the distance. Beautifully maintained water gardens at Studley Royal and majestic ruins at Fountains Abbey....More

Thank Barry P
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the finest Cistercian abbeys in the country extending over a huge area. You need a day to do this !

Thank alec s
Reviewed 3 days ago

had a brillant day out at fountains abbey and studley royal water garden my wifes favorite placegreat for walks and how the manor house is open something new to see great food very friendly staff worth the visit

Thank neilwray
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal this weekend, what a breathtakingly beautiful place this is.. my Mum used a complimentary battery wheelchair which made it possible for us to walk the whole route with ease. On the way out I left my phone and sunglasses...More

Thank JHBrown0864
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Oh wow just magical and beautifully kept. Plenty of parking and lovely gift shop too. There was such a tranquil feel to these ruins, awe inspiring. The grounds and paths were well laid out and although busy with other appreciate visitors, there was a feeling...More

Thank JudyBro
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely blown away by this wonderful place. Despite the Abbey being in ruins, it was fun imagining how the the monks lived in such an enormous place - walking the corridors in silence, spending hours in solitary prayer and probably eating a meagre, albeit healthy,...More

Thank burnhamL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a trip to Fountains Abbey today and thoroughly enjoyed it. The walk around the estate is fantastic. Entrance for those that are not members is £15 each for adults. However we are members so went in with our membership cards. The ruins of the...More

Thank Blaine W
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blackjackgum
Hi!!! Would my three year old enjoy this? Or would he get bored? Many thanks!
30 May 2017|
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Response from orrc1601 | Reviewed this property |
I think its a great place for kids full of places to explore and have a picnic.
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Gary P
Are dogs aloud
8 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
they are but need to be on a lead at all times. there is a large number of livestock.
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Zoe E
Do Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden have to separate entries/parking or is all all one location? Visiting this weekend the walks sound lovely!
7 April 2017|
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Response from RayW333 | Reviewed this property |
There are two, Abbey entrance and Water garden Entrance, Its a great walk between the two. If you walk from Abbey to Water Garden, exit at water garden keep left and take the road sign posted back to the Visitors main... More
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