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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 230 5492
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Ranked #8 of 102 attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I had no idea just how much they cram into the museum and the park/Abbey is great for a walk - nice friendly cafe too.

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Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Rode our rental bikes here from our hotel. Wonderful to walk through the ruins. Happened upon a wedding group there having their pictures taken. Then went to Abbey teahouse that is across the street. A really nice time for all of us.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Perfect for a walk around on a sunny day. Pretty good on a gloomy day too. You can pay extra to go into the ruins but it is just as nice to explore for yourself. A little gem in North leeds.

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Lincolnshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We take our grandchildren here because they enjoy the history of the place and the playground atmosphere. It's a great place to visit for peace and quiet so close to a city.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lovely place, pretty part of Leeds. Kids loved it & the cafe was great. Massive slabs of cake & buckets of coffee!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The history of the abbey must go back years. I would highly recommend this place to visit. The shop is very well priced for children's pocket money prices. Most items are under a pound!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Easy to get to, plenty to do. Picnic by the river, stroll through the old Abbey or visit the top museum including the café. Plenty of parking and there are two pubs within walking distance.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This actually isn't as impressive as Downtown Abbey which I have never seen but have seen montages of on ITV Christmas adverts, and it looks very well lit. This wasn't well lit, or lit at all, and in hindsight I should have come in the day. My niece enjoyed the river, so I would definitely recommend if you enjoy rivers.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Abbey itself is amazing and the history behind it extremely interesting. It's easily accessible and easy to walk around, fine for wheelchairs. The grounds are gorgeous, right by the river, and ideal to take a picnic. Having said that the café over the road serves amazing food and the little visitor centre is great with activities for children and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nestled nxt to the river Aire in Leeds it is easily accessible by several reliable bus services. In summer, ideal for a picnic and also for the various performing arts shows in the evening. Abbey Museum over the road is a great way to spend the day, especially if it rains. Love the old ruins. You can just imagine what... More

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