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  • White Rose Award Finalist
  • Deliciouslyorkshire Member
  • National Trust

Nature Reserve, £4.20-£7.90


Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Spring Fun at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal


Excellent facilities complement Yorkshire's finest Cistercian Abbey ruin, with over 10 historic buildings to explore set in a stunning landscape. Including a Monastic water mill, an 18th century water garden and the sight of 500 wild deer. A visit is hard to resist.

This 800 acre estate enables you to enjoy some of Yorkshire's most beautiful countryside in a safe environment with the National Trust's facilities close at hand. Soak up the atmosphere and history of this inspirational place and discover the estate's collection of fine buildings and landscapes that reflect key periods of english history. Get close to 800 years of history from the 12th century Elizabethan and Georgian periods, which make up the rich tapestry of this historic estate.

Enjoy the vision of the Aislabie family who created the water garden in the 18th century and planted avenues of oak, lime and sweet chestnut trees creating grand vistas all the way to the market town of Ripon. Enjoy a stroll here whatever the season and be transported to a different era.

With a full calendar of family activities, walks, trails, tours, exhibitions and box office events, there is something for everyone at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

A complimentary minibus service is provided for less mobile visitors and runs between the three entry points on a regular basis. Battery cars can also be hired – please ring in advance to check availability.

Opening details

01/03 to 31/10 Estate gates close at 18.00, 01/11 to 28/02 estate gates close at 17.00.
Closed Fridays in Nov, Dec and Jan. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Adults £7.90 Child £4.20 Family £20.90.(2 adults and up to 3 children) NT and EH members free. Special rates for groups, contact the Group Visits Organiser on 01765 64319


Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal,
North Yorkshire,



See location of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 276693  Lat: 54.11883 Long: -1.57923

By Road:-

Leave York on the A59 towards Harrogate, turn right onto B6265. Follow the B62565 through Boroughbridge and Ripon, pick up the brown signs to the F.A.S.R. Disabled parking is available at the Westgate entrance.

Free parking at Visitor Centre and West Gate. Parking at Studley is £3.00

By Public transport:-
Ripon Roweller service 139 provides a regular shuttle service from Ripon on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays, and a less frequent service on Mondays to Saturdays all year. Also Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday bus 802 runs to Fountains Abbey from Leeds and Otley. For further local public transport information see:

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

A complimentary minibus service is provided for less mobile visitors and runs between the three entry points on a regular basis. Battery cars can also be hired – please ring in advance to check availability.