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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Fountains Abbey - Knaresborough Castle - Ripon Cathedral
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days 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

Thank no1missmarple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife is currently working in the area and I went up for a long weekend. The entrance, visitors centre, shop and cafe are situated adjacent to the extensive car park. The Abbey is accessed via several winding paths, taking you via different vistas. We chose...More

Thank waikikirob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden gem within a valley A walk through history from Henry eighths reign within the local area enjoyable walk through the gardens and river valley

Thank CJ4666
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a National Trust Estate providing extensive parking. There is a large play area for children and a variety of tea rooms providing cakes etc. or more substantial food. The ruins are well maintained set in beautiful tree rich grounds and there are a...More

Thank regora186336
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe very busy and quite expensive. £19 for three hot drinks, four apple juice cartons and three cakes.

Thank Yorkiemum3012
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled with our friends to Fountains Abbey on Saturday. The place is an absolute wonder and the abbey itself is totally amazing. The grounds were bigger than we expected but it was a wonderful day. Would definitely go again and would certainly recommend. Even...More

1  Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went at night for the first time and it was lit up and looked stunning,there were also a choir which gave it a nice atmosphere, it was packed with people and dogs which took the edge off it a little but it did'nt spoil it.

Thank madrednige
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with our young grandson- only 2 - but he loved it & so did we - from feeding the ducks at the Studley end & walking all the way to the abbey as well as the majority of the way back he thoroughly...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the estates cottages and had free reign of the grounds out of hours. Heavenly bliss being the only two humans walking around in early morning and evening twilight.

Thank Frank R
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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.

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