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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

  • Ripon
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Attraction Currently Closed

More than 130 National Trust gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open - tickets must be booked in advance. From Monday 13 July, several houses will begin to re-open, as well. Please check the National Trust website for more details.

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Attraction Information

An amazing historical World Heritage Site near Ripon, Fountains Abbey provides picturesque wide open spaces, family guided tours, school holiday activities and nature galore: kids will love the wild deer and bats! A perfect combination of activities and learning!

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a magnificent World Heritage Site that encompasses over 800 years of British heritage.

With an Elizabethan mansion, Victorian Church, Georgian Water Garden and the finest example of Cistercian Abbey ruins in the country you'll never be short of places to explore. Join the 'It's a Monk's Life' tour and dress in a habit while you listen to the tale of the monks who built Fountains Abbey and then watched it destroyed by Henry VIII: perfect for kids studying the Tudors.

Check out the activities for kids during the school holidays, they'll love events like Father's Day bird box making, medieval re-enactment days, children's open air theatre, wildlife trails plus much more.

There is a fantastic kid's playground on site as well as a drop in learning centre and Porter's Lodge the new interpretation centre.

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Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults from £15.00
Kids from £7.50
Family from £37.50

Travel & Contact Information


, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY, England

Phone number

01765 608888



Click here to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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