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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

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Address: Ripon HG4 3DY, England
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Free with a Nat trust membership, £15 pp without. A beautiful, tranquil and lovely place to visit. Dogs and kids will love it and a good 2 hour circulat walk. On a satand sunday... read more

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Free with a Nat trust membership, £15 pp without. A beautiful, tranquil and lovely place to visit. Dogs and kids will love it and a good 2 hour circulat walk. On a satand sunday the cafesare rammed full. Ice cream van in the car park isn't.....keep the kids happy!

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Visited here Mother's Day and enjoyed a walk round the Abbey, the children like exploring all the areas. The grounds looked stunning in the sunshine. Well equipped playground and nice tea room and gift shop.

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We were spoiled by the excellent work English Heritage had done at Rievelaux Abbey and expected the same standard. We were very wrong. Apart from a small guide book available for purchase there was very poor signage around the Abbey and we were left with little idea about the importance and extent of the Abbey. No museum or display of... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love it here - it has everything - breathtaking scenery, beautiful gardens, ruins, historic buildings, wildlife, fountains, walks (a variety of lengths), places to eat if you wish, activities to keep younger children entertained while walking. Lots of opportunities to take some stunning photographs. There are als tours available.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really worth a visit, the ruins of the Abbey are interesting, a lot more to see than Bolton Abbey, the grounds are well kept, its a nice walk to Studley Royal water gardens and Deer park, pity the deer weren't to be seen on our visit. There's plenty of walks around the grounds and you can get... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really is a real gem in Yorkshire. Wonderful scenery in the water gardens, plenty of seats to sit and enjoy it. The abbey has a lovely serene feel to it, the monks were certainly ahead of their time. The architecture is stunning. As my father is elderly we parked at studley royal first then drove to the west car... More 

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thought I'd bring my 6 year old son out here for a nice afternoon as the weather was nice and was hoping for a bit better than what we got for the money. First of all it was a hour and 50 minute journey to get there and it cost me and my young son over £20 to get in.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fountains Abbey is a lovely place brilliant for a day out places where you could have a snack tea and plenty of walking and beautiful sights of the Water Gardens

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It had become a sunny Spring afternoon by the time we arrived here around 2.30pm. and parked the cars in the large car park. We walked down to the Abbey and followed the path round to the water gardens using the map provided at the entry point in the visitor centre. The area is immaculately maintained and very attractive and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhere that had been on the list for a while. We visited in early January, so there weren't too many other people about. We enjoyed a wander around the Abbey taking some photographs. We also spent some time reading about the Abbey in the Porter's Lodge and then walked around the water gardens.

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