Sunday at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Fountains Abbey

Over the summer we tend to visit most of our local National Trust and English Heritage sites at least once but some of them like Fountains Abbey we will visit on many occasions because the beauty changes with the seasons.

September is an excellent time for Deer spotting
but this time of the year it is rutting season so you need to be extra careful with dogs and always keep them on a lead.

September is usually very good for watching the local deer and as a amateur photographer I love to sit on one of the many benches or fallen tree trunks and snap away. The Sunday we visited was very hot with lots of visitors but the grounds of both the Abbey and Studley Royal are vast and so you can always find somewhere to sit and just soak up the history and beauty that they both have in abundance.

Mrs G loves to read the plaques on Benches

A Family Bench
Lose yourself in the vastness of the grounds and there’s many different types of Benches scattered about with stunning views

Take a seat and enjoy the views

Ripon Cathedral can be seen at the bottom of the long driveway but
it is however about 5 miles away
St Mary’s Church

Enjoying a well earned rest after an afternoon of walking

Don’t forget to visit the visitors centre and shop

If your wanting to visit Fountains Abbey or Studley Royal in September below is the opening times and entrance fee’s.

  • Abbey10:00 – 18:00
  • Visitor centre10:00 – 17:00
  • Water Garden10:00 – 18:00
  • Shop10:00 – 17:30
  • Restaurant09:30 – 17:00
  • Studley tea-room10:00 – 17:00
  • Mill Café11:00 – 16:00
  • Deer-park06:00 – 18:00
  • St Mary’s Church12:00 – 16:00


General Admission
Adults from £16
Kids from £8
Family from £40

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