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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 230 5492
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Ranked #7 of 103 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

The re-creation of city streets and shops was best I've come across. Bus travel from city centre was easy too.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

A really nice place to go and walk around in the summer or autumn. Some of the area closed in winter but a great place to visit.

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Leeds
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Attended Classical Fantasia - never having been to an event here before, I was very impressed with the venue. We took along a picnic, wine and chairs and listened to wonderful music and song which culminated in a wonder display of fireworks. The rain even stayed away.

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Birmingham City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Fantastic place to visit so much to see and fantastic photo opportunities. Friendly staff, lovely shop vert atmospheric and free! If you have time visit the social history museum across the road and get a sense how our Victoria ancestors lived..highly recommend. ...

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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

On the banks of the River Aire, it operated from 1152 AD to 1538 AD.You can walk around the ruins and there is a great visitor centre, gift shop and cafe. Lots of outdoor performances and across the road is Abbey House Museum. Lots of buses into central Leeds in 10-15 minutes

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Dewsbury
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Situated opposite the Castle Museum,this ecclesiastical ruin is a must-visit place on any Leeds historical journey. Best on a sunny day...

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Leicester
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Kirkstall Abbey is a wonderful place to visit for any number of reasons . It is not crowded - it is very well run by Leeds Council ( far less intrusively than the Nation Trust ) -it must be the best maintained Cistercian monastery in the country - its history is fascinating and , above all , it is extremely... More

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Leeds
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I live close enough to visit it pretty often , and i think it always has people around, rain, sun or snow. They put many shows , markets and children activities during the year. It is well worth the visit, and after the renovation you are allow to visit much more of the old abbey

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Miami, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Many people pass by this abbey and would not even think about it. They should. Old history and good story behind it and the grounds are beautiful to visit, any time.

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Horsforth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Love Kirkstall, we went when I was a child with my family for picnics and a good old run around. I have taken my son too many times to count. He is grown up now but we still visit for picnics and strolls (and a quick pint or meal in the pubs nearby) Ideal for families, couples, dog walkers etc.

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