With classical architecture, stunning countryside views, breathtaking nature and both flora and fauna to admire, the elegant Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden is a great place to relax and enjoy the summer sun in the UK. As the Abbey was first inhabited by monks, the ruins of the abbey still remain which adds a historical air to the gardens.
John Aislabie inherited Studley Royal with the ambition to turn it into a beautiful public garden that incorporates the old Abbey ruins so that it remains for everyone to enjoy. Using carved statues, quaint ponds, startling grassland and more, John Aislabie has created a deer park perfect for a picnic, or even just a small walk in the park.
Situated in classic Yorkshire, why not hop on a hired coach to take a trip to see these beautiful ruins, or pack a picnic lunch with your university club and marvel at the views of the park from the Octagon Tower? The water garden and adjacent deer parks are also perfect for a quiet spot, or to find inspiration for a young artist, if you want a few hours away from it all.The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden is certainly a true British gem that must be cherished.