Studley Royal

Highly recommended
Following the dissolution of Fountains Abbey, the site fell into ruin until 1768, when it was bought by the Aislabie family who had long hoped to incorporate it into their Studley Royal estate. John Aislabie transformed it into superb landscaped grounds, featuring a water garden that incorporated the winding Skell valley, as well as canals, ponds and waterfalls designed to reflect the follies that stand amid rare trees and flowerbeds. Studley Royal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Useful information

Address:

B 6265, HG4 3BD Ripon

Phone:

+44 1765 608888

Price:

15 £ (children 7.50 £)

Opening hours

garden and abbey: Apr-Oct 10am-6pm; Nov-Mar: daily except Fri 10am-5pm

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