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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden

Place to visit

Explore an elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park Fountains Abbey with Studley Royal Water Garden, located four miles west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, is of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. No other site in Europe contains such a rich variety of historic monuments set in such a beautiful landscape. The Cistercian Abbey, Georgian Water Garden, Medieval Deer Park, Elizabethan Hall and Victorian Church all offer the visitor an apparelled opportunity to appreciate the range of England´s heritage. Open all year round there´s always something to see and do. Free guided tours, wildlife walks, school holiday fun, exhibitions and special evening events including open air Shakespeare and children´s theatre and the popular floodlighting evenings on Saturdays in the autumn all make this a great place to visit whatever the season.

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Extra info

Open Times: All year, Days & Dates vary, please see our website for full details.

Price Details: NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.

Arrival information and directions

Address: Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, RiponHG4 3DY, United Kingdom

Located off B6265 to Pateley Bridge, signed from A1, 12 miles north of Harrogate (A61).

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