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Fountains Abbey is a World Heritage Site located in North Yorkshire. It is a beautiful and incredibly well-preserved medieval monastery that was founded in the 12th century by a group of monks seeking a simpler, more traditional way of life. The abbey is surrounded by a stunning landscape, including gardens, water gardens, and a deer park.

You can explore the abbey's historic buildings, including the church, cloisters, and chapter house, and learn about the daily life of the monks who lived there. The abbey also has a visitor centre with exhibits and interactive displays, as well as a café and gift shop.

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • May 30, 2024 3:29 am local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

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For further information regarding opening times, please visit our website.

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