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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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Beautiful historic ruins in the heart of Leeds

Kirkstall Abbey - a 16th century Cistercian abbey on Kirkstall Road, just outside the centre has a whole load of wonderful memories for me, I have visited this place time and time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Kirkstall Abbey - a 16th century Cistercian abbey on Kirkstall Road, just outside the centre has a whole load of wonderful memories for me, I have visited this place time and time again over the years for a variety of events - from the annual Kirkstall Festival when the abbey comes to life with bands, a funfair, games, stalls and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk around the abbey then a quick nip over the road where there is a fair few swings and slide to keep kids entertained for another half hour...love it here for a nice Sunday or any day stroll with the kids

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had just visited Abbey House Museum and went across the road to look round the Abbey. Unfortunately we were just eight minutes too late to be allowed in. I did ask if we could be allowed in as our little grandson was eager to see inside, but my request was declined, so we just walked around the perimeter fence... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful atmosphere - quiet and peaceful. Amazing building and ruins to see and imagine the past. Worth every effort to visit.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a ruined abbey near Leeds. If you like the architecture and religious history of the abbey, it's worth visiting, though the building is in a ruined state. I recommend the nearby shop which has, eg, books on medieval English history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

A journey back in time. Brought back some memories of grandmothers days. Very interesting. Small scale in comparison to other museums in the Yorkshire area but careful detail has been given to the authenticity. Many resources to keep young children occupied. A very enjoyable afternoon out.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited yesterday with our 4 year old grand daughter and had a great day out.We are repeat visitors and really like it. The abbey is steeped in history, the museum is fascinating and there are lots of things to occupy children including vintage toys, crafts etc. Entry fees are modest, the staff are very friendly and there is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a historic place the gate house / small museum is directly across the road and a children's park also a cafe in the gate house but it's cost a few quid to go in. As for the abby staff don't interact and I felt had very little knowledge at all of the abby they are just ruins with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The ruins of Kirkstall Abbey make for a wonderful summer evening walk. Set in scenes of idyllic greenery, with the delightful background sound of water running down the weir. Well worth a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I visited here recently and it was worth the visit, the down side is the staff look disinterested and made no offer to interact with the public around them, but to be fair my visit was to see Abbey and not them, so if you don't mind ignoring the staff its worth the visit. On an extra note make sure... More 

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