Fountain Abbey - view from Anne Boleyn's Seat

Fountains Abbey &
Studley Royal Water Garden
North Yorkshire


About Fountains Abbey
Fountains Abbey is a truly breathtaking place to visit. Set in the naturally beautiful Skell valley, it's flanked by two vast expanses of lawn with awe-inspiring cliff faces to either side. The river Skell runs through the valley and under the Abbey, which is in itself a masterpiece of 12th-century building ingenuity.

About Studley Royal Water Garden
Studley Royal Water Garden was the breathtaking vision of John Aislabie and his son William. The eminently talented Aislabie wasn't a man to ask for professional advice but he does appear to have turned to the distinguished Palladian architect, Colen Campbell, on the design of the Banqueting House.

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Fountains Abbey

4ml W of Ripon off B6265 to Pateley Bridge, signposted from A1, 12ml N of Harrogate (A61)

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