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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Striking in the rain

Visiting in December with rain, a temperature of 5 degrees and a cold wind is not the best idea... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John A
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Lovely Relaxing Walk

Lovely peaceful place to visit, lovely walk in the grounds and cream teas! Yum. Plenty of... read more

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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Reviewed yesterday

Visiting in December with rain, a temperature of 5 degrees and a cold wind is not the best idea. However the ruins are striking in any conditions and it is amazing how well preserved they are. It is a shame there is not more information...More

Thank John A
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely peaceful place to visit, lovely walk in the grounds and cream teas! Yum. Plenty of activities for young families, plenty of car parking, reasonable entrance fee.

Thank Geraldine W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First visit and really enjoyed it! The Abbey is beautiful and really something to see. We had lunch at tea room (at the Studley Royal entrance) and it was very good - cakes, hot drinks and sandwiches. The park is well maintained and really enjoyed...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice gardens. Santa there for the kids. Site lit up really nicely for the Xmas period. Well worth a visit.

Thank RNK2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been here since I was very young and after treating myself to a National Trust Membership, I decided this would be my first place. About an hour out of Bradford but well worth the trip. The lady on the admissions counter was very...More

Thank HanKaye
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal are run by the National Trust, but have a reciprocal arrangement with English Heritage so we could visit for free as members. There is also a lovely church, St. Mary's, which is run separately by English Heritage. It is worth...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called on this beautiful morning being the last day of November .The sun was shining and the sky was blue. ( it changed later !!) We had previously visited some years earlier however combined with other interests we felt this was a time to join...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a good three hours walking round the abbey and gardens before visiting Ripon. Fountains Abbey is definitely worth visiting, preferably on a quiet day to see it at its best. At almost £30 for a couple it is not cheap for non members....More

Thank scallkat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the famous Abbey ruins and went for a long walk through the grounds and around the lake . The Abbey is wheelchair and pushchair accessible via pathways , there is also a large car park. Café which welcomes dogs on the terrace ,...More

Thank Footymum8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never imagined it was a large as it was, the walk from the main visitors entrance to the ruins is a good walk, The Monastery ruins cover a large area, much larger than I was expecting, there is a small reconstruction and information centre...More

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9 September 2017|
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Response from roger p | Reviewed this property |
hi sorry but i have not been to this event but if it is like the rest of the events i feel they will make it good for all age,s
13 August 2017|
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Response from mikeandros | Reviewed this property |
All on the web site
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.