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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 230 5492
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Ranked #7 of 102 attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Kirkstall abbey is beautiful, the ruins of the abbey are stunning and steeped in history and the grounds that it sits in is a stunning back drop, with the river flowing behind full of fish at this time of year my children were mesmerised. The abbey is so family friendly offering lots of free events for the whole family. This... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loads to do and very good value for money. We had a picnic with the girls aged 7 & 4 years. They then played in the well equipped playground. The museum was very good value for money and loads to do for young children and interesting enough for all ages. TAKE YOUR OWN OLD PENNIES or you can buy them... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wow! I like a bit of history and it was amazing to see this monastery which dates back to the 1100's. It's been incredibly well preserved and is awe inspiring considering this was constructed by monks almost 1000 years ago with no machinery. There was a free tour which started outside the gift shop shortly after we arrived, so we... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Kirkstall Abbey was very important in the creation of the city of Leeds. The wool industry was triggered by the Abbey. Great ruins & museum.. Definitely worth a trip

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went here in May 2013, not august! went with a friend on my birthday because the weather was nice, obviously there isn't much to do there besides look round the ruins of the abbey and in the visitors centre, which there isn't much to see. But the abbey itself is beautiful to look at (particularly if the weathers nice) we... More

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We came to visit today with our US family as they were stopping nearby they had seen there was a craft market we had a look round the market which was mainly food then we went on a free tour of the Abbey with this young girl who was very informative and friendly enjoyed it the weather was great too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

For a city center attraction the ancient abbey set by the riverside never ceases to amaze. It's very nice to picnic here on a sunny day.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Attractive and interesting. Lovely place on a warm sunny day to just sit or walk. Clean, good parking, nice cafe and shop will go again.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had no idea just how much they cram into the museum and the park/Abbey is great for a walk - nice friendly cafe too.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Rode our rental bikes here from our hotel. Wonderful to walk through the ruins. Happened upon a wedding group there having their pictures taken. Then went to Abbey teahouse that is across the street. A really nice time for all of us.

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