Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden
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.