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Kirkstall Abbey

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Address: Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
Phone Number: +44 113 230 5492
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The ruins of Kirkstall Abbey make for a wonderful summer evening walk. Set in scenes of idyllic greenery, with the delightful background sound of water running down the weir. Well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The ruins of Kirkstall Abbey make for a wonderful summer evening walk. Set in scenes of idyllic greenery, with the delightful background sound of water running down the weir. Well worth a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I visited here recently and it was worth the visit, the down side is the staff look disinterested and made no offer to interact with the public around them, but to be fair my visit was to see Abbey and not them, so if you don't mind ignoring the staff its worth the visit. On an extra note make sure... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Sheer scale of the ruins and glimpses of the impact these monasteries must have had on medieval life Good café, and a good museum at the other side of the road

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Living in leeds and passing is regularly it's easy to take this amazing abbey for granted but a visit never disappoints it's located next to the river and once within the grounds you forgot its next to a main road the visitor centre improved in more recent years is a great addition, you pass through this to go into the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a pleasant hour sat outside with a fabulous piece of cake and cup of tea. Really pretty surround with roses on the wall and although fairly near main road traffic didn't bother us at all

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Kirkstall Abbey is a beautiful place to visit. Though the site is next to a major road there is ample parking for the abbey and once in the grounds the traffic noise fades and history takes over. I live in Leeds and try to visit the abbey once each season as it changes with the year.

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have visited countless castles, cathedrals, country houses, churches and miscellaneous ancient monuments over the years but, currently living in a village and without a car, one of my favourite pastimes has been somewhat setback; however, having explored a few of the ancient monuments of West Yorkshire in recent weeks - using public transport - I decided to make an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have a special connection with the abbey. In first year of university, I used to regularly come to the abbey to hide away from the other students. I just love being able to freely walk about and explore the old ruins. I think it is quite breath taking and peaceful. For a free attraction, I think it is worth... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Each time we visit our daughter in Leeds we manage a visit to Kirkstall Abbey. A walk around the small park land and then a look in the shop with a final wander around the ruins great. Also visit the cafe across the road which serves up some good food.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This significant historical landmark makes a good backdrop for plays, concerts and events but is a little disappointing otherwise. The museum and gardens opposite are, however, well worth visiting and encapsulate the fascinating development of Leeds from the Cistercian monks' migration from the centre of Fountains Abbey. East access from Kirkstall Road although parking may be tricky. Use the facilities... More 

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