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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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Address: Ripon HG4 3DY, England
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The Deer Park is a must, especially with the volunteer guides!

Fountains Abbey and the Studley Royal Water Garden are very beautiful and well worth visiting. However, if you are interested in wildlife, then the Deer Park should be top of... read more

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South Hams
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Fountains Abbey and the Studley Royal Water Garden are very beautiful and well worth visiting. However, if you are interested in wildlife, then the Deer Park should be top of your list when you get there, especially if you can join the guided walk. This was taken by Mike and Anne who not only made sure that they knew where... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens is well worth a visit. There is so much to see, lots of good footpaths to follow, stunning photographs to be taken and plenty of seats to sit and enjoy the vistas. Great place to take a picnic, wonderful area for dog-walking, great for the kids to run and explore.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning, magic, emotive, peaceful, tranquil, perfect... just a few words to describe it. Staff were very friendly and helpful especially as we'd come away without our national trust membership cards! Quick phone call, no huffing or puffing just happy to help and a quick check let us use our membership. The trail is very accessible for prams and wheelchairs but... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Fountains Abbey! The new play park is fantastic, with lots of great equipment for the kids to enjoy. There is plenty to see expiring the Abbey ruins and walking around the water features and gardens. Our kids always love the events, crafts activities and trails that are put on during the school holidays and the geocaching that you... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The points of interest are quite different in character, but sitting together are somehow complementary. There's the centuries old remains of the abbey which can be viewed from all directions and freely explored. There are water gardens with lakes and cascades. There's a wonderful Victorian church. There are acres of parkland and varied walks. Allow a full day!

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liverpool uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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One of our regular visits and we are never disappointed always something new to see and lots of places to just wind down and listen to the birdsong.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charging an extra £2 per person as standard and calling it Gift Aid is misleading. You have to ask to pay the cheaper price.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I hadn't been here since I was a child, and a lot has changed since then - the National Trust has built a proper visitors centre which is both child and dog friendly. The pathways around the abbey and the water garden and clearly marked and easy to follow, which makes it accessible to just about everyone. You don't really... More 

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited to partake in Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt. Live locally but haven't been here since I was at school, many years ago! Lovely place to take the kids, especially in summer, plenty of perfect picnic spots, a great place for a game of hide and seek. Plenty of places which serve refreshments and adequate parking and toilets. My only gripe... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for a little retreat from busy towns and kids and such like. This place is amazing. One of the most gorgeous and glorious looking abbeys in England. The ruins themselves are lush and lovely to walk around. The feel of the history was so very overwhelming. The attached gardens were also beautiful to wander around, almost bordering on... More 

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