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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 230 5492
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Ranked #8 of 98 attractions in Leeds
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting Kirkstall Abbey since I was a little girl and I am now 61 years old!!! I loved it as a child; I loved to take my own children there in the 70s and 80s. These days, I go there with my grandchildren and we always enjoy it. On the third Saturday in July, Kirkstall Festival takes... More

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place for the whole family. We thoroughly enjoyed having a walk around and looking at the information signs to see what the Abbey was like years ago! We will definitely be coming back with a picnic in the summer.

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Spofforth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Nice sized quite complete abbey. Entry through a side building with a small museum. Not very extensive and always seems cold and exposed with the darkened Yorkshire stone. The Abbey House museum across the road is well worth a visit.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Diane & I visited on a chilly Saturday morning but that didn't detract from the magnificent ruins - very well described on strategically placed plaques - and a well-stocked gift shop (we bought "church mice" as a memento of our visit!). Strangely, the adjacent museum wasn't open, a bit of a disappointment......

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Been going here for years so beauifull / it is well worth the visit / and great to go in the summer and have a picnic and relax by the river.

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Lee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

interesting place to visit when is nice day. beautiful Abbey with important historic knowledge . we took the kids this time, they loved it !!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I went there with a small group of friends doing like an adventurous day trip in Leeds. It is a bit remote but we all agree that the place, which is surrounded by very green trees, grass, mirror-like lake and the ruined Abby, makes us feel relaxed and even more comfort our minds. A trail alongside the stream is recommended,... More

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leeds, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Fantastic lovely relaxing place with a nice walk around the outside of the old abbey. There is a nice river which the path leads you next too. There are signs every few moments telling you some useful facts. I personally would recommend the abbey house museum on the opposite side of the road afterwards as its really great and interactive... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

An uncle & many cousins live at Kirkstill Abbey. Nice old ruins with plenty of flowers in the old grounds. A pleasant visit if you enjoy old ruins. One to add to the ticks 'Seen it' list.

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Denbigh North Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Interesting Abbey ruins, Bit frustrating not to be able to get into Abbey. Good tea room for cake in abbey rooms opposite side of road. handy play area and plenty of parking. Nice bulbs in the spring.

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