Discover the perfect complement to the abbey, a once wild and wooded valley transformed into one of England’s most spectacular Georgian water gardens.
Studley Royal Water Garden was the breathtaking vision of John Aislabie and his son William.
Initially the garden was planned without reference to the abbey, but the final layout included a spectacular view of the great Cistercian house as the culmination of a visitor's tour.
Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 3DY
All year. Daily (except 24th, 25th December and Fridays from November to January). Open 10am to 5pm (4pm November to February).
Admission fee applies. Free for under 5s, National Trust and English Heritage Members. Deer Park - Free.