We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kirkstall Abbey

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
Phone Number: +44 113 230 5492
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 454 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 246
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A walk back in time

The best time to visit is outside of the school holidays. Lovely pleasant walk. Make sure to read the information boards. When Fantasia was on it wasalso an amazing evening. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Carrotol
,
Leeds, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

454 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
248 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Took grandchildren for afternoon trip to Abbey. Quite surprised that se of the staff were not child friendly, particularly given that they were working in the gift shop where they sell children's 'tat'. Having said that this is a great place for the kids to run and climb.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The best time to visit is outside of the school holidays. Lovely pleasant walk. Make sure to read the information boards. When Fantasia was on it wasalso an amazing evening. Very atmospheric.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting but information provided was at best low level and not always as accessible as it should be.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very beautiful place to visit. The grounds its in are very large and amazing views. The ruins its self are also lovely very well kept with lots of bits of information scattered around. We went when the market was there which was a nice added bonus. Lovely cheese, ciders, chutneys to purchase. Would be a very nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing building is on bank of the river. I enjoyed every single minute that spending there. The entrance is free, so everybody is able to be the part of this historic experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Just out of the city center you can find this tranquil gem. A lovely place to visit as a couple or with children. The history is really interesting. Take a picnic and relax in this beautiful spot. Look out for events here too, they often do fireworks or concerts which aren't to be missed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We where taken here for a visit. It was a lovely sunny day and we spent an enjoyable couple of hours wandering round. They had a market in the cloisters which was nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
561 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I should begin by explaining the title of my review. Quite simply, I think it is a real pity that these impressive ruins can be overlooked or discounted by many people simply because they are at the side of a main road surrounded by iron railings. The fact that they are also discoloured in places from traffic pollution almost gives... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very nice park with the ruins to see. Getbin contact with all of them. Free tours are available. The park itself is already worth. Beautiful place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
132 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fascinating insight into pre-reformation monastery with interesting info and a fabulous cafe and museum over the road . Well worth a look, and beautiful crocuses in springtime!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kirkstall Abbey also viewed

Leeds, West Yorkshire
 
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds, West Yorkshire
 

Been to Kirkstall Abbey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kirkstall Abbey and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Mississauga, Canada
Avon
6 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Kirkstall Abbey staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?