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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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Perfect spot for an afternoon

Abbey ruins set in park by river. On the flat so easy stroll along Tarmac paths. Across the main... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed wandering around these ruins and hearing the stories of the monks that lived there... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2016
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Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

Abbey ruins set in park by river. On the flat so easy stroll along Tarmac paths. Across the main road is the Abbey museum great place for snack or full meal.

1  Thank elfriedahaley
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Really enjoyed wandering around these ruins and hearing the stories of the monks that lived there, there was a festival the day we arrived so there was plenty of delicious food to sample. I recommend a trip to this interesting place

1  Thank Leonieandneil
Reviewed August 3, 2016

This place is well worth a visit,both to the museum and cafe and then finish with a walk round the Abbey.It is lovely and on a nice day you would not find a better place to be.

1  Thank Scorpio1Pontefract
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a brilliant day out with the family and dogs, lovely place to visit especially when farmers market is on, tried the onsite cafe it was ok but nothing special.

1  Thank joeyjojo1507
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Went to look at the market which is held at the Abbey the last weekend of each month from March to November. It was lovely held in the actual grounds of the Abbey. There is a wide range of stalls including food, cider, home wares...More

1  Thank tutttifrutti
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The Abbey is very atmospheric. Lovely park to have a picnic in. Parking a bit tricky. Gift shop not very inspiringMore

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Elaine F, General Manager at Kirkstall Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Dear Stuutsstu Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback regards your visit to Kirkstall Abbey. I'm glad you found the abbey atmospheric and enjoyed your visit. I was disappointed to hear you found the items in the gift shop uninspiring. I'd welcome feedback...More

Reviewed July 29, 2016

Stunning building been there since the 12th century. Surrounded by a public park, well kept grounds. Lovely tactile building!

1  Thank Rhiacrewe t
Reviewed July 27, 2016

I've been to Kirkstall on quieter weekdays and during the Saturday markets. Great experience either way. Whether you want to forage for edible herbs in the plentiful bushes or wander around the ruins, or just have a picnic on the grass...it's peaceful, beautiful and not...More

2  Thank sophtraveller2014
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Right at the side of the road Kirkstall Abbey is very impressive. You can get into the Abbey ground for free it lovely to have a picnic in this tranquil place. Once a month on Saturday & Sunday there is a deli market and craft...More

1  Thank Grenville F
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is a wonderful area for any family. Sited within 6 miles of the City of Leeds, and regular bus services from Leeds City, and also from the Leeds and Bradford International Airport, also from Ilkley, Otley, and many other districts, easy access and disabled...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