Studley Royal

John Aislabie, a Chancellor of the Exchequer who retired in disgrace, was able to spend his personal fortune during his retirement years (1720-1742) on transforming the sinuous valley of the River Skell into a spectacular romantic landscape with woodland, water features and garden buildings designed to enhance Mother Nature.

Useful information

Adresse : 

B 6265

Opening hours

[The gardens were designed to receive visitors from Canal Gate: short walk (45min), medium tour (1hr 45min), complete tour (2hr Seven Bridges Walk excluded )]

Nearby tourist attractions

Fountains Abbey
Fountains Abbey
Cut across by the River Skell, these
60 minutes
Fountains Hall
Fountains Hall
A splendid five-storey mansion, built in
15 minutes
Wakeman's House
Wakeman's House
The Wakeman's House, a 14C, two-storeyed
15 minutes
Market Square
Market Square
One of the largest in the north of
15 minutes
Cathedral
Cathedral
The cathedral was started in 1154 on the
30 minutes
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church
Standing above the vast Deer Park
15 minutes
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