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Kirkstall Abbey

Address: Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
Phone Number: +44 113 230 5492
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Ranked #5 of 67 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Kirkstall Abbey is an hidden gem and well worth a visit, while visiting try out the coffee shop on the opposite side of the road. Many events take place throughout the year and its best to check whats on before going. We often visit the Abbey while doing a whistlestop tour of the area, Horsforth, Farsley and Rodley are all... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A walk around for 30 mins and aside from that there isn't much to do! Shame really as it could be made into a day activity if building other attractions near by...

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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Took 1.15 hour for easy walk along canal from Leeds CBD to the Abbey. Was a nice walk and the Abbey was interesting to look at. Lovely green grounds and the abbey ruins can walk around.

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Milngavie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Unfortunately we arrived a bit late to enjoy all that was on offer. Oh Dear Henry you caused a lot of damage ! What a wonderful Abbey this must have been and God knows how they built it - magnificent. Still able to sample the atmosphere and let the imagination do its work. Nice shop with helpful staff. Too late... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a wonderful place. From the Victorian street with it's old shops, to the Abbey's own collection of artifacts. An entertaing tie is to be had by young children to old gimmers like myself. You can always find something new to see. Things you will have missed on other occasions. My wife and me love the place and the gardens... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Situated on Kirkstall Road, a couple of miles from central Leeds, this is a great place to spend an afternoon. Adequate parking across the road, a tea room, tourist centre, museum and lovely walks both around the grounds and by the river. Don't miss the Deli and Craft Markets on the last weekend of every month (excluding winter). A fabulous... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My friend and I only had time for two activities in Leeds. We chose Kirkstall Abbey and the Leeds Market. However, Kirkstall Abbey was up first. Kirkstall Abbey is a little outside the city centre, but we were able to purchase a day bus pass from the bus driver and take a bus to the abbey from the main bus... More 

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