Studley Royal Water Garden

Posted on: December 4th, 2011 by Rob

This superb 18th-century landscaped water garden justly deserves its status as a World Heritage Site. Studley is the least-altered Georgian ‘green’ garden in England. Its elegant ornamental lakes, avenues, temples and cascades provide a succession of unforgettable vistas in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.

One of the most remarkable places in Europe, this World Heritage Site comprises the spectacular ruin of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey and monastic watermill, an Elizabethan mansion (two rooms open to visitors) and one of the best surviving examples of a Georgian water garden. Elegant ornamental lakes, canals, temples and cascades provide a succession of dramatic, eye-catching vistas. The Victorian St Mary’s Church gives a majestic focus to the medieval deer park, home to 500 deer and a wealth of flora and fauna.

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