The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens, which is a world heritage site, is a great place to visit during the autumn and winter seasons as there are lots of things you can do.
There are lots of walks that you can enjoy around the ruins of the abbey, and in the build-up to Christmas, the ruins are aglow with bright and colourful lights. If you are walking around the grounds, then you should keep your eyes peeled as there are Red, Fallow and Sika deer living in the area.
Karl Young, who is the founder of the Yorkshire Dad blog, told us that he highly recommends visiting the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens in the autumn and winter seasons.
“Visiting the National Trust Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens is a must-do for us at this time of year, with scenic trails, wildlife, an abundance of nature and history all in one place, it is definitely a fun day out for all the family. I also would recommend looking at their Fountains by floodlight experiences, which sees the Abbey open after-dark and light by floodlights making it both an incredible and often spooky sight to behold.”
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Lotherton Hall is an Edwardian country estate and hall filled with hidden treasures, but you can also encounter animals at the wildlife park and stroll through the beautiful grounds and gardens.
The hall and chapel are some of the best examples of Edwardian and Victorian design in the country and is a great place to explore if the weather is cold outside. If you are looking for an autumn or winter walk then the grounds and eight acres of gardens, including a walled garden, are lovely areas to discover.
If you are visiting with children, then there is an adventure playground for under eights with climbing frames, a zip wire, a woodland play area and lots of swings.
Blogger Karl Young says he loves to visit Lotherton Hall in the autumn and winter: “With the colder weather and darker nights comes some of my favourite attractions of the Year. Lotherton Halls’ Christmas Experience is the favourite festive event of the year in our household, as we get to visit Santa, get crafty in the elf village and follow the 12 days of Christmas trail through the woods – it really is magical!”