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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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from US$ 55.70*
Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey day trip from York
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Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Tour from York
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“deer park” (314 reviews)
“national trust” (403 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ripon HG4 3DY, England
+44 1765 608888
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love visiting Fountains Abbey to have a nice walk round the grounds and a spot of lunch. The grounds were perfectly maintained as ways. My only slight niggle was at lunchtime. The cafe is ALWAYS so slow! Why isn't there a separate queue for...More

Thank Wakefieldwanderers1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although it was snowing and cold this added to the beautiful location that we were in. The ruins are very impressive and a lot bigger than I thought they would be. The visitor centre near to the ruin is a nice place to visit to...More

Thank LiverpoolDes
Reviewed 6 days ago

The National Trust needs to remember that is only the custodian of Fountains Abbey. Although they do a wonderful job in looking after the place the entrance fee is way beyond the scope of ordinary working families. National treasure are NOT just for the rich...More

1  Thank Jack N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come here with my puppy loads, we walk through the deer park and then into the abbey and around with my English heritage card. Its great because there are different paths to take to change the difficulty and length of the walk and it’s...More

Thank HapppyHamish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful countryside to explore with fantastic ruins of the ancient cathedral. Also active houses and mill. Can spend a whole day here easily. Play park for children.

Thank acemathias
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fountains Abbey and surrounding park land truely an amazing day out. One criticism. Given the complexity of the Abbey information boards would have certainly added value to the visit.

Thank jcc9a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely ending to our mini-vacay after a business trip. It seems, we saved the best for last. The ruins are unbelievable. The paper map you will get at the gate is a little rudimentary. So, look for the one on the wall...More

2  Thank Liliput14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a trip on a teacher training day in January so it was very quiet. This gave ample time and opportunity to enjoy the gardens and abbey without hordes of people and gave clear, uninterrupted views to take some photographs. The abbey is very...More

1  Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely day here spending 4 hours exploring. Walked up to Surprise View and did the seven bridges walk as well as visiting both cafes, which were good . It was tiring but a delight and I'd loved to return. The weather did help.

Thank kas2312
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I went here today for a quick bite to eat whilst in the area. The food was ok - a jacket potato with cheese and salad and coleslaw and a jacket potato with chicken curry, salad and coleslaw - both were nice(ish)...More

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15 January 2018|
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Response from Anthony C | Reviewed this property |
We took our dogs but they are not allowed in restaurant ( strangely tjough- we carried them through it to the outside area !) . lots of walking....not too many poop bins around so be aware. You will enjoy this place!
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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