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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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Address: Ripon HG4 3DY, England
Phone Number: +44 1765 608888
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You have to be patient to find a parking space - but it is very well worth it! You will encounter a nice landscape with the remains of the old abbey, and, if the season is right... read more

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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to be patient to find a parking space - but it is very well worth it! You will encounter a nice landscape with the remains of the old abbey, and, if the season is right, be able to visit Studley Royal Saint Mary's Church with an impressive and ornate inside! For those who are not capable to walk... More 

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Leeds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely location, very easy to find with plenty of parking. Walked in the grounds and valley rather than in abbey area. Lovely walk, well maintained paths and very enjoyable. Well worth it

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Chester, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to spend a day. I parked at the Visitor Centre at the abbey end of the estate, which is well kitted out with restaurant, shop, toilets etc. I had forgotten what a steep slope it was to the abbey itself, which can be avoided by parking at Studley Royal. Next time. The abbey looked beautiful amongst the Autumn... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided on whim to visit and was hugely surprised on how much I enjoyed it. Beautiful place even at this time of year. Very well cared for and had many and varied walks to try out. Also appeared to be a popular place for those with mobility problems. Highly recommended.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful place 23rd nov. Staff were very welcoming and polite. They gave us directions around the park and how long and far it would take us to get from start to end. The abbey is amazing and breathtaking. Every room is labelled to give visitors an idea of how it was set out. It was wonderful that a... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited a number of national trust properties in the past and I have always been made to feel welcome with my dog. I appreciate that there are always areas where dogs are not allowed or must be kept on a lead so my first stop was at the visitors centre where I checked where I could take my... More 

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Faro District, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a cold weekend in November is when I visited these grounds and it was amazing! Very well kept and surprisingly interesting. I did not even feel the cold! Beautiful place to visit for the history, landscape and architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunningly beautiful place to spend the day wandering about. Friendly staff, large (and I mean, large) grounds and gorgeous architecture. Absolutely beautiful. Would have love to see this place in its heyday. Would go again and again to visit it.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fountains Abbey was spectacular. An easy drive from York via Rippon I thoroughly recommend this place to visit. Exploring the ruins at leisure was a wonderful experience. The Abbey is an easy 10 minute walk from the entrance in a valley and it is not until you start to walk into the valley that you realize the grandeur and wonder... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful Autumn colours were still much in evidence on our visit and were reflected in the waters of the gardens. We walked through to Studley Royal and back, it was very peaceful. The abbey is breathtaking whatever time of day or year. The tea rooms were open, in addition to the restaurant at the entrance, so there were enough... More 

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