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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey day trip from York
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“deer park” (324 reviews)
“national trust” (416 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ripon HG4 3DY, England
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+44 1765 608888
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Reviewed yesterday

Pros: Picturesque Pretty Extensive gift shops Cons: Price Little has been restored My wife and I visited fountains abbey as we spend 2019 touring yorkshire. It is very pretty, and was covered in snow when we visited, It is very expensive.

Thank Amy_and_Jami
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Reviewed 2 days ago

..Visited here on a hot April day . We approached on one route and left by another. A lack of signs at road junctions was clearly evident, and on the approach road we took, the earliest sign was 2 miles from Fountains Abbey, and up...More

Thank GEOFF W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great place to visit. The grounds are extensive are beautifully kept. Go anytime of year as the abbey looks brilliant in different light, and seasons.

Thank ibbo01
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a National Trust property but recognised as a World UNESCO asset too. We went on a gloomy damp & windy day in April but the foreboding clouds merely added to the atmosphere. The ruins are simply HUGE & the mind boggles at what...More

Thank Wellitsmytake
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here at the end of school holidays and despite this there was plenty going on or to see over a vast area. The beauty of the abbey in its valley setting despite it being a ruin is supberb. Nice areas to eat you picnic...More

1  Thank EborWarwickshire_UK
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Even in the poor weather Fountains is a joy to visit. So much to see you need more than one visit. We will return.

Thank michael h
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Fountains Abbey on a damp day and happened to be in the visitor's centre when one of the National Trust guides, Frances, said a tour was about to leave if we were interested in joining. We had not planned...More

Thank GAKill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my misses where on our last day from our 4 day trip throughout Yorkshire. We arrived around 1200 at the place and it was far from busy. The people at the desk where very kind and helpful and explained us what there was...More

Thank Lennaert v
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a very enjoyable 2-3 hour at Fountains Abbey, looking at the ruins of the Abbey itself - which must have been spectacular when built - and walking in the beautiful, peaceful grounds. Given cost of entry for a family of 4 was around £40,...More

Thank CTID73
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe is nice enough- you can tell it’s national trust!- but the ice cream stand is fantastic- proper ice cream in proper cones!! We went for a walk around the lake and the scenery was beautiful! The gardens are amazing and the serpentine tunnel...More

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Ange717
22 April 2018|
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Response from paul_tennant52440 | Reviewed this property |
The food is reasonably priced and on a Sunday they do a roast beef, chicken or lamb for £9.95. Tea and coffee is around £2.50. Soft drinks around the same. The menu is varied and a good choice.
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angie935
7 April 2018|
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Response from Sandra M | Reviewed this property |
You need to drive to the other car park at studley royal its pay and display
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Cheryl B
3 April 2018|
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Response from Michelle T | Reviewed this property |
I’ve coped this straight from the national trust website for fountains Abbey and Studley Royal - National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission... More
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