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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Reviewed yesterday

What an absolutely amazing place. Hubby and I spent 4+ hours wandering around this fantastic place. We walked in excess of 5 miles, through the ruins of the abbey, around the beautiful lakes, upto St Mary's Church and back to the courtyard for delicious cake...More

Thank 492Hilary492
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is awesome! The grounds are absolutely beautiful. I recommend good walking shoes and a good camera.

Thank Branden G
Reviewed yesterday

Fountains is one of the finest tourists spots in Yorkshire and is worth at least a four hours visit.

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed yesterday

Very attractive and historic place to visit - staff informative and helpful, plenty of information boards, beautifully kept grounds and lovely walks. We spent hours wandering around absorbing it all in. Then we called in for a late lunch - too late! they finished hot...More

Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't know what to expect and we ended up spending most of the day here, just exploring the ruins of the abbey, reading the displays in the Porter's House, circling the water gardens, and eating lunch at the café, which was quite good. There...More

1  Thank Kysoccerdad
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fountains Abbey in bluebell time is so beautiful. Even on an overcast day, this is one of my favourite places. So peaceful, and this view, coming around the corner to get a first view of the abbey ruins is hard to beat.

Thank Sylvia J
Reviewed 5 days ago

this was defiantly one of the best days out we had on our big trip to the UK, unfortunately we didn't allow enough time to get to the house, but the abbey and gardens are beautiful and a must see, on the list to go...More

Thank MarkAnthonyPotter
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to see Fountains Abbey at its best. The sun was shining and there were relatively few visitors on a morning when rain had been forecast. The whole site is immense with something different around every corner. Kids were enjoying their freedom to...More

1  Thank AngelaFitch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to York. What an absolutely enchanting place. Well laid out and plenty to see. There is much to see and plenty of walking - good for getting our steps up! The Abbey is a very interesting place to visit. Very...More

1  Thank AndrewDeacon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had done walk map five Seven Bridges Valley on a very wet day after completion we called into the restaurant for hot drinks,soup,scones and cake all very nice even if a little pricey. No discount for members. Restaurant clean, bright and airy.

Thank boydy73
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Gary P
Are dogs aloud
8 May 2017|
Response from The_Mr_and_Mrs_V_ | Reviewed this property |
Zoe E
Do Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden have to separate entries/parking or is all all one location? Visiting this weekend the walks sound lovely!
7 April 2017|
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Response from RayW333 | Reviewed this property |
There are two, Abbey entrance and Water garden Entrance, Its a great walk between the two. If you walk from Abbey to Water Garden, exit at water garden keep left and take the road sign posted back to the Visitors main... More
William E
Are the deer active ! At this time of year or have we missed it ?
24 October 2016|
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Response from claire m | Reviewed this property |
Yes .. they are just very shy ☺️