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

Address : 

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
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Fountains Hall
Fountains Hall
A splendid five-storey mansion, built in
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Wakeman's House
Wakeman's House
The Wakeman's House, a 14C, two-storeyed
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Market Square
Market Square
One of the largest in the north of
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Cathedral
Cathedral
The cathedral was started in 1154 on the
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St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church
Standing above the vast Deer Park
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