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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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Absolutely gorgeous place. The farmers market was on. Bought some beautiful stuff from a few stalls. Had the most delicious food from Ryans Kitchen, a Rasta wrap and a pint to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous place. The farmers market was on. Bought some beautiful stuff from a few stalls. Had the most delicious food from Ryans Kitchen, a Rasta wrap and a pint to top it all off. Then had a lovely walk round the abbey... stunning.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

great place to visit and spend few hours. I usually go for my photography especially in the early evening when the sun is setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

On a sunny day in the Kirkstall Abbey we discovered many a sign that told of the history of the Abbey.... from Monks being buried in the walls to staircases now leading to nowhere. The sewage system shows that people of these large walled structures minded their creature comforts. The young gentleman at the Gatehouse was very informative as how... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When living in Leeds, I visited Kirkstall Abbey several times and it's great for sunny afternoon as you can take a picnic on the grass. In the evenings, I often ran around the Abbey as it's perfect for a run!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is a very kid-friendly places for a bombed church, you can take many good pictures as you can get in the abbey and read what the history of the abbey was. I live in Leeds and I keep on taking friends and family who are visiting to here

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Kirkstall Abbey is beautiful! Such a lovely place to visit no matter if you are on your own or in a group. The grounds are free to walk in but you do have to pay an extra fee if you want admission to the gardens inside the abbey. I'm not sure of the prices. The grounds are very relaxing to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Kirkstall abbey is well worth a visit if you are around leeds.great for a picnic or there is a small cafe. set in a beautiful park the ruins are very well kept plenty of interesting information boards .A super museum is incorporated. If the weather is good you could spend a relaxing day here.watch the world go by in a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visited Kirkstall Abbey as part of a group weekend away. I had never heard of it before, but it was certainly well-worth visiting. The abbey itself is in ruins, but huge and can be walked around and through. The shop was good, and the setting for the abbey was a lovely park being used by many families for picnics.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very interesting and entertaining with nice little tearoom. Both the museum and abbey are surrounded by lovely parkland and there were people having picnics in the abbey grounds. A good place to visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We love this place. Very well looked after. Fantastic atmosphere. Beautiful relics. A great place to spend a summer day . Fresh air and beautiful surrounds. Lots of open spaces to run around , take a picnic and enjoy the surroundings.

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