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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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An old abbey

To be honest not quite sure what an abbey is but it's a nice little trip to visit. A large ruined... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Bring the past to the future

Experience the monastery from 1254, in the most magnificent green setting (avoid a rainy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest not quite sure what an abbey is but it's a nice little trip to visit. A large ruined structure which is nice to walk around, has lots of open space and is a nice trip for a short visit.

1  Thank AMystry20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience the monastery from 1254, in the most magnificent green setting (avoid a rainy day) Stroll by the river. Have a picnic on the serene lawns.. Then nip across the road to the museum for a wander through Victorian Leeds.

Thank Patty R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well preserved Cistercian Abbey, lots to see and the Abbey House Museum is a must. Do not forget your old pennies, for the machines and you get chance to view Victorian shops and their interiors.

Thank Shaun0113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well what a fantastic day again at Kirkstall Festival. Held in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey, it is one of the best days out for the family in Leeds. There is a fabulous mixture of events from local musicians of every genre performing on several...More

2  Thank 539jan1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kirkstall Abbey festival shows how alive and how central to the community the Abbey remains, even though it's a ruin! Beautiful stonework, easy access to everything you could want to see, good information, community vegetable plots, active and plenty of people. Cafés on site and...More

1  Thank Hugo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The semi-ruins give visitors some sense of what life must have been like in this 12th-century abbey. Little is still roofed and some rooms are merely foundations, so younger visitors may not find it quite as interesting as other historic sites that have more immersive...More

1  Thank Dana R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kirkstall abbey is one of the best places to visit in Leeds. Opposite the abbey grounds is a museum that gives lots of information about the monks who lived and worked at the Abbey

1  Thank gingerbisc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the final day of our two weeks in the UK, we finally got the expected wet weather and Kirkstall Abbey was our only planned outdoor excursion. Our family included two teenagers, but they were reasonably content to walk through the abbey and grounds in...More

Thank Brett J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't believe it was free to walk around the abbey. Beautiful architecture and history. Great for a sunny day out in Leeds :)

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful location to visit for a few hours especially on a nice day. The grounds in which the abbey is set are immaculate and great to take the family for a picnic. On the last weekend of each month there is a...More

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Brenda C
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Elaine F | Property representative |
Hi Brenda There's free parking just opposite the abbey on Abbey Walk. If you are using a sat nav the postcode is LS5 3EH. Enjoy the event! Best wishes Elaine
Peter e
October 20, 2015|
Response from nhwatch | Reviewed this property |
The grounds to Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds are open all year round
July 10, 2015|
Response from Jade Rose M |
You can take a bus from Leeds train station straight to the Abbey, it is the same bus that would eventually take you to the airport if you were to stay on it. It should be bus #757 It will drop you off right in front of the... More