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Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Visit one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey in Britain at Kirkstall Abbey. Read information boards as you walk through the ruins of the abbey, founded in 1152. Enter the interactive visitor center to learn about the history of the abbey and the lives of the monks. Walk through the public parkland in which the abbey stands. If you're lucky you may catch an open-air concert or a Sunday craft and produce market. A visit to Kirkstall Abbey represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Leeds trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Romantic ruins located next to the river. We went on a dry October day but I can imagine this would be a great place for a family picnic located next to a small park. Free entrance and a great way to ...  read more »
  • Having previously visited when I was a child -- some time ago !!.The opportunity to visit with my child was a great memory jogger, the old street in particular my daughter found interesting, not to sa...  read more »
  • We stopped over for a quick visit along the road. An impressive place and worth the stop. Next visit we will stop for a longer and more intensive visit. 
  • Nice kikstll good for dog and kids some time got marked last sat day more on the website www kirkstall news cart colt kikstll Abby Lovey please
  • Very interresting place. Old architecture is just something I love. Unfortunately today the inside was closed of for the general public, just the only day was able to visit before I have to leave Leeds again. Not a good thing that a Public Historical building can be closed for a private party.
  • Just love our local abbey, there is a visitor centre full of information about the abbey itself and what it meant to the surrounding area and the population. The museum is a must and a couple of hours simply flew by. Then the abbey itself, so atmospheric, stand and look around, allow your imagination to run free, time travel back through hundreds of years and feel this special place come to life around you.
  • Lovely place to visit, lots of green space and the abbey ruins are great. The abbey hosts events throughout the year including outdoor cinema, summer fairs, and more.
  • Beautiful abbey preserved perfectly, great for a breath of fresh air with a bit of history. Best of all, FREE ENTRY!
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