GSA Trip: Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site
For centuries people have been drawn to this inspiring place.
From humble beginnings the magnificent abbey was established by devout monks seeking a simpler existence. The atmospheric ruins that remain are a window into a way of life which shaped the medieval world.
When the socially ambitious John Aislabie inherited Studley Royal, he set about creating an elegant water garden of mirror-like ponds, statues and follies, incorporating the romantic ruins into his design.
Green lawns stretch down to the riverside, a perfect spot for a picnic. Riverside paths lead to the deer park, home to Red, Fallow and Sika deer and ancient trees; limes, oaks, and sweet chestnuts.
Cost of tickets includes entry to the abbey (£15.20) and coach journey.
8.30am depart James College YUSU building. depart fountains abbey at 4.30pm
Date: 10/08/2019, 08:30 - 18:00