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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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Leeds
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The abbey itself is an imposing and ancient site. We went into the Kirkstall Abbey Museum, which is like a Tardis - it looks small on the outside and yet it's so big on the inside. The main part of the museum are the streets and shops, which have been re-created to look like the old streets of Leeds. Although... More

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Super interesting place to walk around and learn some history. I absolutely loved the fact that for the most part, none of the ruins are barred off or fenced in. This gives you a really great chance to climb up and down on the ruins and get a good feel for how they were in their glory days. The sheer... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
66 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great location on the river, right by the main road - and free to walk around! Gives a great sense of history - perhaps could do with a little more in terms of information boards but a little imagination works wonders!

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Bolnuevo, Murcia, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Really interesting museum, fascinating walking into shops and houses of yesteryear, staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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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