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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 230 5492
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Ranked #7 of 102 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went here for wedding photos following the ceremony in Leeds .Lovely venue with nice grounds and plenty of space make it great for this purpose although I must admit a nice dry sunny day also helped.

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Birkenshaw, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Kirkstall Abbey was an ideal location with the amazing lighting and fireworks showing the abbey at its best. The musicians and singers were of the highest standard making it a memorable evening.Leeds Council and all the staff involved deserve the highest praise for their organising and helpfulness to make the event a success.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Whether its ruins,grass and a walk by the river this site has it all. Across the road is the Abbey Museum.Which is well worth a visit, The "OLD TIME STREET N SHOPS"will take you back to the good old days.

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Canby, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Timeless. Beautiful. The history of the Abby grounds were interesting, sad and yet amazing at the same time. I would also recommend walking the river bank because you will find more reasons to love the Abby, I won't get away any secretes.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We hired Kirkstall Abbey for part of our Wedding reception the staff were brilliant in setting it up before hand putting seats in for the elder guest etc. Makes a great location for your photos. Would recommend it for any private function. have visited the place on various occasion always a nice place to go for families friends etc

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Found the abbey grounds very tranquil and amazing to see how huge the abbey was, stand back and imagine the monks moving around, not such wonderful as you think they would be, well worth visiting

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A beautiful, historic spot not far from bus stops and the centre of Leeds - nice for a quiet walk on a nice day. Great for families as the ruins are easily accessible and there aren't many safety barriers, so the old stones can be clambered over and really looked at properly. Check out the market held in the cloisters... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Kirkstall Abbey is an abbey in runis. Its a lovely place to walk around and take it easy, in the summer sun or winter snow the Abbey always looks amazing. The Abbey grounds is also right next to the river. Take a picnic and enjoy food, by the river looking up at the amazing runis. I havent been within the... More

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Horsforth, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Living just a five minute walk from the Abbey this is a favourite spot of mine. The Abbey is such an awe-inspiring building, the ruins are so complete you can really imagine what it would have been like to live there! The monthly market in the cloister is also well worth a visit and sells a variety of delicious foods.... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Kirkstall abbey is beautiful, the ruins of the abbey are stunning and steeped in history and the grounds that it sits in is a stunning back drop, with the river flowing behind full of fish at this time of year my children were mesmerised. The abbey is so family friendly offering lots of free events for the whole family. This... More

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