Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
WORLD HERITAGE SITE TOUR: Find out what makes Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal a World Heritage Site. Meet at the Visitor Centre: 1030–1300. HIDDEN PLACES TOUR: Join our guide to reveal secrets of a vanished past at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Meet at the Visitor Centre: 1330-1530. TOURS OF THE ABBEY: Discover fascinating facts and stories about the Abbey and monks. Meet at Porter’s Lodge: 1100, 1300 & 1400. GARDEN TOUR: Enjoy a guided tour taking in the grand design of the Georgian landscape including Deer Park and Water Garden. Meet at Porter’s Lodge: 1130. EXHIBITION – DOWN HIDDEN TRACKS, FOUNTAINS HALL: 1000-1700 - An exhibition of collage, ceramics and printmaking by artist Rosie Scott-Massie and ceramicist Charlotte Morrison taking inspiration from unusual buildings around Yorkshire and northern landscapes. Trails available at admissions for those who want to discover at their own pace. Traditional garden games will be available to borrow. Exciting Dig Pits will be hiding buried treasures for young hands to unearth.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Designated mobility parking at visitor centre and West Gate. Access vehicle to all admission points. No wheelchair access from visitor centre to abbey; use West Gate car park or access vehicle from visitor centre. Level access into abbey and mill. NB some access over lawn. Many steps with handrails to Fountains Hall. Ramp into St Mary's Church. Adapted toilets at visitor centre, tea-room, near Fountains Hall and Studley Royal car park. Partly accessible grounds, steep slopes, some cobbles. Map of accessible route. Main areas on level ground. Upper footpaths restricted preventing full circular tour. Six wheelchairs - booking essential
In 1132 thirteen monks came to this valley. The abbey they founded became one of the richest in Europe. Explore 800 years of history in the mill which survived the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII. At the other end of the valley lies Studley Royal, a spectacular water garden created in the 1700s.
4 miles west of Ripon off B6265, junction 48/50 of A1(M) Map link.
Date last modified: 29th August 2013 at 13:07