Fountains Abbey

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Fountains Abbey: The perfect place to escape from it all and enjoy a great, full day out, there's so much to see and do at Fountains. Set your own pace to explore over 800 acres of naturally beautiful countryside, with ten historic buildings to discover spanning 800 years of history and acre after acre of open space.

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Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Studley Royal Park, Fountains Abbey Mill, Studley Royal Water Garden, Studley Royal, Fountains Abbey And Studley Royal Water Garden, St Marys Church


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World Heritage Site

Studley Royal, including the ruins of Fountains Abbey, became a World Heritage Site in 1986 for its outstanding 18th Century landscape, 12th Century Abbey, Elizabethan Fountains Hall and Victorian St Mary’s Church which illustrate a variety of significant stages in human history.

Studley Royal Water Garden

Elegant ornamental Georgian Water Garden

Fountains Abbey Mill

The mill is the only 12th-century Cistercian cornmill left in the UK and the oldest 'intact' building on the estate

St Marys Church

This magnificent High Victorian Anglican church was designed in the 1870s by the flamboyant architect William Burges, and has been called his 'ecclesiastical masterpiece'. The extravagantly decorated interior displays coloured marble, stained glass, a splendid organ, and painted and gilded figures in all their original glory
Opening times (April - September):
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Address: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY, UK
Phone: +44 1765 608888
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