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Address: Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
Phone Number: +44 113 230 5492
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Great day out

Enjoy the fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable Abbey House museum, small charge, before having lunch at the attached cafe. Then cross the main A65 and enter the Abbey proper. See... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable Abbey House museum, small charge, before having lunch at the attached cafe. Then cross the main A65 and enter the Abbey proper. See the visitor centre before wandering around the Abbey ruins. If fine finish with a short riverside walk before returning home

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Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well preserved ruin of a large Cistercian monastery an easy bus ride from Leeds (airport bus passes right bye it). Very good information booklet and plaques filled in some of the fascinating details of the site's history. Unfortunately didn't have time to visit the adjacent museum-Next time!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful place, for a walk around, to just imagine it in its glory days, and to chill out and relax next to the water. There is a lovely little museum type place, which is a bit of fun for kids. In addition the walks around there are brilliant, there is a little park across the road as... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A well preserved and presented ruin. Very tranquil and relaxing location. Okay, ignore the main road within 20 metres. Can't avoid progress, of a sort.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I lived within walking distance of this wonderful old Abbey as a child and now just a short drive away so I pass it every day on my way to work.Just stop and feel the history of the place marvellous

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place was only 5 minutes away from me so I visited it quite often and I was never disappointed. They offer farmers markets, workshops for children and have information about the Abbey and the different parts of it. The abbey is free to go inside and you can wonder about as long as you want. I prefer to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The ruins of Kirkstall Abbey are surrounded by parks, trees and grassed picnic areas making this an ideal visit for families with children and dogs. The Abbey is regularly holding events over the summer (i.e. A Harry Potter themed event took place in June) There is a fantastic food market the last weekend in every month which has great range... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A fascinating place to visit. For some reason not as well known as other abbeys and priories in the Yorkshire area but well worth a visit and the grounds are a great place for a picnic. The ruins are well signed and you get a good feel of what life was like for the monks. An added bonus is the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Kirkstall Abbey is a lovely place to visit. It is steeped in history and there are lots of plaques with interesting facts. There is also a shop where you can purchase souvenirs/gifts, etc. You can take a lovely walk on the riverside and follow this with a welcome cup of tea/coffee and cake in the café near the museum. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Marvellous to see what remains of a stunning and imposing abbey. Lovely to walk around it and along the river. The house over the road has historic things in - worth a look.

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Address: Address: Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
Phone Number: +44 113 230 5492
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds

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