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“Stunning”
Review of Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey
Ranked #4 of 153 things to do in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

One of my favorite places to visit in Leeds. The Abbey is spectacular and picturesque. The ladies in the gift shop are awesome as well.

Visited January 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

I personally love places like Kirkstall Abbey as I enjoy taking pictures of churches/Abbeys/Graveyards. Kirkstall Abbey has some beautiful areas to shoot photos and its a lovely path to walk around.....my parents took my 3 year old daughter round while I snapped away and they all loved it! The lady in the gift shop attached was very pleasant too!

Visited January 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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“perfect place for families”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

The museum has a booklet for children to paint and interact with the site. I personally missed some more information about architectual features and a wider description of the Cistercian order. I would recommend to read about it previously if you are interesed in those things.

Visited December 2013
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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“Kirkstall Abbey Great, Staff Not So”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Visited yesterday have to say the abbey was a fantastic monument to the city of Leeds and easily the most impressive I've seen so far. We were unaware of the opening times of the abbey and were extremely disappointed by the member of staff's refusal to let us have a quick 20 minute tour around it after being told we were ten minutes too late for viewing. This was particularly disappointing as somebody else strolled in to look around less than a minute before us. The lady staff member also left the abbey shop completed unattended and if so minded we could easily have raided the place. All in all a very worthwhile place to visit, but please sort out the very poor staffing of the abbey. Four stars purely down to the poor service and lack of common sense of the staff.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Shades of monks”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Interesting place well laid out, even if it is ruins.. Nice grounds and walk by the water.
apparently there is a market some Saturdays.

Helpful staff.

Visited November 2013
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