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“Pleasant”
Review of Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey
Ranked #4 of 152 things to do in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pleasant”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nice surroundings, free parking, little miniature railway - not bad but won;t keep you occupied all day!

Visited December 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A gem of a place”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I'm a sucker for a bit of history and Kirkstall Abbey certainly provides that. Moody and atmospheric in cloudy weather or a fantastic backdrop in the sunshine, when you're there it's easy to forget your minutes away from Leeds.

Visited August 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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“The oldest building in Leeds.”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Kirkstall Abbey is in a beautiful setting that is only a short ride from Leeds City Centre. Walk round the well kept Abbey grounds and you can imagine the monks going about their business in years gone bye.

Visited May 2012
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I love Kirstall Abbey & the museum opposite is good, you get to walk down Victorian streets and into shops :) fun

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“An Average attraction”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Abbey road isn't the most picturesque of places to be and even though the abbey does stand out in a very picturesque fashion over the trees in the park it isn't worth a visit unless you are in the neighborhood. Even then it isn't an attraction you would spend long in. The ruins are beautiful, there is a cute little museum attached to it and there is a park overlooking the river which is great for people who live in the area to come for a walk or a jog but it is not a place you would aspire to see. The train only runs in Summer months and in all honesty there are more picturesque places to visit outside of Leeds.

Visited January 2013
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