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Fountain's Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon Category Historic Sites
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Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park

A World Heritage Site, set in 323 hectares (800 acres) of beautiful countryside, offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the range of England's heritage.

Discover the magnificent 12th-century abbey ruins and the only surviving Cistercian corn mill. Amble through the beautiful landscaped Georgian water garden of Studley Royal, complete with Neo-classical statues, follies and breathtaking views.

Delight in the richly decorated Victorian St Mary's Church and take time out to relax in the Reading Room in Elizabethan Fountains Hall. Complete a great day out for all the family by exploring the medieval Deer Park.

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