Abbey is a great place to explore winter wildlife whilst also taking in nearly
900 years of history.
The Abbey has been described as the 'crown and glory'
of monasticism in England. As well as the ruins of a Cistercian Abbey, the Fountains
Estate also includes a deer park, water garden, and a network of countryside walks.
We'll take you to some of our our diverse country
estates - places you can go to see some fantastic wildlife spectacles.
- Our parks offer amazing opportunities for
wildlife watching. Why not take a few tips from the TV team?
Abbey - Visitor Guide
near Harrogate, North Yorkshire.|
for bird watching. Compass for bees and bat watching.|
watching:||Nature watching: Bird and deer watching.
Bat spotting. Flowers - snowdrops in early Spring.|
has good access for visitors with disabilities. Most areas are wheelchair accessible,
and there is also a minibus service to take visitors to different parts of the
property, plus electric cars (free but book in advance). Large-print and Braille
four miles west of Ripon - close to the A1 and A61. From Ripon, follow the tourist
signs along the B6265 to Pateley Bridge. No rail station.
via Traveline - 0870 608 2 608 or Dalesbus
times:||All year round. The Abbey and Water Garden
is open from November-February between 10am - 4pm, and from March-October between
10am-5pm. Fountains Deer Park is open daily during day light. |
£5.50, Child £3.00, Family £15.00, and special group rates.
National Trust and English Heritage members & under 5s free. |
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