Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden Houses
Cistercian abbey, Georgian water garden and medieval deer park
One of the most remarkable places in Europe, this World Heritage Site comprises the spectacular ruin of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey and monastic watermill, an Elizabethan mansion (two rooms open to visitors) and one of the best surviving examples of a Georgian water garden. Elegant ornamental lakes, canals, temples and cascades provide a succession of dramatic eye-catching vistas. The Victorian St Mary's Church gives a majestic focus to the medieval deer park, home to 500 deer and a wealth of flora and fauna.
What's new in 2005
Minibus service from Ripon to Studley Royal Water Garden and Fountains visitor centre: JuneOct, MonSat from 10. 30. Tel 01423 526655 for details.
AddressB6265 Road, Ripon, Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
Opening times10am - 6pm
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