Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden - National Trust

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden - National Trust
Fountains Abbey
North Yorkshire




01765 608888


01765 601002

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Cistercian abbey, Georgian water garden and medieval deer park.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space

Opening hours


Admission charges

Adult: £8.15 / Child: £4.40 / Family: £20.90 / Group: £7.70

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Den Building

  • 30 May 2014 11am-12pm, 1-2pm
  • 12 August 2014 11am-12pm, 1-2pm
  • 26 August 2014 11am-12pm, 1-2pm

Build a den in the same way as the first monks did, with branches and leaves - can you make it waterproof? A great family activity for a crisp spring day. We'll meet at Swanley Grange.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Normal Admission Charges Apply.



Deer Watch

  • 26 April 2014 2-4pm
  • 7 June 2014 2-4pm
  • 19 July 2014 2-4pm
  • 6 August 2014 2-4pm
  • 20 September 2014 2-4pm

Do you know your stags from your hinds and your Reds from your Sikas? Begin your guided walk of the medieval deer park at the Visitor Centre.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Plant it, Grow it, Eat it

  • 5 May 2014 11am-2pm
  • 26 May 2014 11am-2pm

Get your little green fingers working in the herb garden with Brother Robert. Learn how to plant seeds then take them home and watch them grow. This workshop runs at 11:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 14:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Discover Map Reading

  • 7 May 2014 9am-5pm
  • 27 August 2014 9am-5pm

Would you like to plan your own walks and step out with confidence? Aimed at beginners and novices join Mark Reid as you learn how to use a compass, understand an OS map, learn new outdoor skills, and stay safe on the hills. Course includes: full day's navigation skills at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, free entry onto the estate, tea / coffee in the morning, OS Map and compass for use during the course, course notes, and use of our Berghaus gear if required.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£50.00 per person. Booking essential.


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Estate Trails

Follow the various paths, including the Under the Bridges water trail, around the estate to discover the landscapes making up this World Heritage Site. An Abbey audio tour is also available.

How to obtain

Call 01765 608888 or email for more information.