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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

I spent over 5 hours at Fountains Abbey yesterday wandering around the huge abbey itself, but also the beautiful, serene water garden and I shall visit again very soon. I would advise visiting the Porters Lodge to read about the history of the Abbey in...More

Thank Claireph17
Reviewed yesterday

English Heritage member are free also have excellent mini bus to take you down to the abbey if you are unable to walk the distance

Thank Mrs U
Reviewed yesterday

We frequently visit this lovely place when we visit Yorkshire, it has so much to offer. In the magnificent ruins of Fountains Abbey you may find a "Monk" who will tell you about its history. You can also visit the manor house and take a...More

1  Thank SMOGtraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can easily spend all day walking around fountains abbey. Especially if its a nice day. The cafe is good, though if its raining you will be lucky to get a spot outside. When the sun is out, there's plenty of spaces with a lot...More

Thank Felix M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've just been to Fountains Abbey again - in fact we visited twice in the space of three days. It's a great place to visit with lots of lovely walks to do and views to see. We followed different routes on our two visits and...More

Thank JohnnyandVonny
Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelled 250 miles from down south to stay in this area and made this our first stop. The rain came but this did not spoil the experience. This must be a magical place on a sunny day. It is worth finding out the information that...More

Thank jwhi2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spend your time on the many walks around Study Royal enjoying the wildlife especially the deer. Also a fantastic church to see

Thank paradisesydney
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked approx 3 miles around these 2 sites, but what an experience! Amazing abbey ruins, followed by lovely water gardens. And tea and scones by the lake.

Thank paulspod
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was our second visit to Fountains Abbey, it was still beautiful and wonderful. The services, shops and cafes are all located away from the Abbey not spoiling the vista.

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and 13 year old daughter. We arrived around 11.30 the staff member gave us information on the best route down to the abbey. There is some steep slopes down but there is benches to have a rest if it gets to...More

Thank Antoinette M
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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.
Gary P
8 May 2017|
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they are but need to be on a lead at all times. there is a large number of livestock.
Zoe E
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