Fountains Abbey (Ripon) Reviews
Description:Ripon Nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY. Tel: +44 (0) 1765 608888 E-Mail: email@example.com
Newest Review: ... reasonable weather is expected. On a gloriously sunny day, there is no finer sight. On a wet one, I would imagine it's rather miserable and desolate. You might also want to time your visit carefully. We went in early July and the site was already pretty busy. I suspect that during the school holidays that it gets packed. Fountains is a place which is best appreciated when you have time to ... more
Customer Fountains Abbey (Ripon) Reviews (3)
by - written on 26/05/11 (Very useful, 64 readings)
Since moving to the northeast, Fountains Abbey had long been on our hit-list of must-visit places. So, when we eventually, got there was it worth the wait or a monumental disappointment? Only one way to find out: read on... Getting there ------------------ Getting to Fountains Abbey by car is a pretty easy affair. From the A1 follow the signs to Ripon and there are plenty of brown signs which direct you to the Abbey which stands on a major road just outside Ripon. There's a large on-site car park, so at peak times parking should be OK. The only downside is the car park's slightly confusing one-way system, which is not particularly ... Read the complete review
by C Watson - written on 18/04/09
We went to Fountains Abbey today (18th April). A beautiful day which always helps. The main thing for me is how National Trust have a relentless approach to gaining cash from the unsuspecting tourist. Join them for £47 a year to gain free entrance to many of the countries most impressive houses and countryside but for those who go occasionally its not cost effective. The most annoying thing initially today was a quick lunch on arrival £3.10 to over £4 for a sandwhich! The entrance fee of £7.90 is expensive but the NT do a great job keeping the ground well maintained and the free guided tours are informative and well done by the volunteer guides. In summary its worth a trip out but bring a picnic!
by - written on 18/03/02, updated on 18/03/02 (Very useful, 238 readings)
The remains of Fountains Abbey and its surrounding land and property have been combined with the Studley Royal Estate to make a wonderful property just west of Ripon in North Yorkshire. Now owned by the National Trust, this 822 acre site attracts over a quarter of a million visitors each year. However, because of the huge size of the site it never seems crowded and the tranquil setting makes it a great place to relax and unwind. The abbey was founded in 1132, following a dispute between the monks at St Mary’s Abbey in York, after which 13 monks were exiled and given the land on the banks of the River Skell. As you now walk around the magnificent ... Read the complete review
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