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Address: Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
Phone Number: +44 113 230 5492
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A treasure to enjoy, a different world to visit

Beautiful, atmospheric place with much to see. We enjoyed a guided tour by John, who was well-informed and entertaining. A very memorable visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, atmospheric place with much to see. We enjoyed a guided tour by John, who was well-informed and entertaining. A very memorable visit.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I went to the Abbey with my wife and was quite surprised that it wasn't as famous as it should be. A wonderful abbey ruin with history dating back to 1100s. The grounds surrounding the Abbey are a wonderful place to have fun or just relax. The river Aire runs beside the Abbey but not what I expected - it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice to walk around and see some old abbey ruins for free. Also great to jog around and definitely worth a visit when the festival is on.

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Kirkstall Abbey is nice place to go for a walk for family and for couples. It take about an hour to see the area around. You can take a lovely picture from every angle. Tip: There was a wedding when I was there, so a lot of gates were closed. But really orriginal spot for weding day.

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent wedding venue My favourite place to conduct weddings staff very helpful great photo shoot possibilities lovely backdrop steeped in history. The arches in the abbey are awesome . The wedding reception is held in the colonial room which was very welcoming

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Sheffield, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visited with family in July 2015. Arrived at the abbey only to find out that the main church building had been closed due to a wedding. Not a good start. What is so difficult about informing visitors via the website that on a particular date there will be restricted access? This is the 21st century and I shouldn't have to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I am always a fan of free activities! But you need it to be dry to enjoy this one. We went for an afternoon at the abbey, and in every room/area there is information regarding it. There is a small children's are to play in and a little gift shop and free toilets that are clean and maintained. Due to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice little walk by the river with a cafe across the road.not far from the centre of Leeds and just further from the cinema.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A wonderful relaxing space in a very busy urban area. A great escape for a few hours whether you go in the ruins or just enjoy the surrounding grounds

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A beautiful building in a great area, lovely park area with a nice riverside walk. A sign says Keep of Ruins but unfortunately people ignore it WHY.

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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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