>>>Grassington Community Transport Day Trip to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden
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The dramatic Abbey ruins at Fountains are the largest monastic ruins in the country. The Abbey was founded in 1132 by 13 Benedictine monks from St Mary’s in York seeking to live a devout and simple lifestyle.   The Abbey was abruptly closed down in 1539 in the Dissolution of the Monasteries ordered by Henry VIII, and the abbot, prior and monks were sent away with pensions. The estate was sold by the Crown to a merchant, Sir Richard Gresham. It remained in private hands until the 1960s. The National Trust bought the estate from the West Riding County Council in 1983.

Studley Royal Water Garden   Studley is the least-altered Georgian landscape garden in England. There’s plenty to discover as you walk among its elegant ornamental lakes, avenues, temples, cascades and canals.  The landscape incorporates the spectacular ruins of Fountains Abbey, which rises up with its huge tower virtually intact. St Mary’s Church, William Burgess’s Gothic Revival masterpiece, provides another dramatic focal point from the garden

Picking up from:

Long Ashes  10:00am

Threshfield (Hedgerow)  10:05am

Grassington Square 10:15am

Hebden  10:20am

Leaving Fountains Abby at 3:30pm for the journey home.

Tickets £8 available from Grassington Hub, Manor Hill Barn, Garrs Lane, Grassington, BD23 5AT.  

Telephone: 01756 752222 for more information.

Grassington Community Transport organise regular day trips throughout the year, using their brand new Community Minibus.  For details of all day trips call in to Grassington Hub, or check out the listings on this site.