Monday, July 2, 2012

Studley Royal Water Garden

Studley Royal Water Garden is located in North Yorkshire, England.  It is listed as a World Heritage Site.  The garden covers 800 acres, and was created in 1718 by John Aislabie.  It is a fine example of a classical Georgian water garden.

The garden was designed around the ruins of the Cistercian Fountains Abbey, which was founded in 1132 by Benedictine monks.  Visitors will see waterfalls, lakes, classical statues, and temples.  The most photographed temple is the Temple of Piety (pictured above), which was originally dedicated to Hercules.  Other features include the Rustic Bridge, Hermit's Grotto, and Half Moon Pond.

The garden is open October - March from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and April - September from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is 9 British pounds for adults, and 4.85 British pounds for children.


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    1. It is a lovely place. It doesn't have much in the way of flowers, but the structures are fascinating.

  2. My daughter is going to Europe in August and she's been perusing your blog to see which of the gorgeous locations you've featured crosses paths with her itinerary. Thanks for the resource.

    1. That's wonderful! Thanks for telling me. I hope your daughter has a fantastic trip!