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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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Beautiful place

It’s really serene and beautiful place specially when the weather is sunny. The infrastructure is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ManjuPal
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London, United Kingdom
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Kirkstall Abbey

What a love!y place this is so very interesting and across the road there is the Abbey house museum... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Julie M
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Uncover the history of one of the best preserved medieval Cistercian abbeys in Britain. With its beautiful and iconic ruins, award-winning Park and interactive visitor centre Kirkstall Abbey is a place that visitors of all ages can enjoy. The ruins are a unique example of early Christian architecture. From the majesty of the church to the peace of the cloisters enjoy exploring this iconic Leeds landmark. The story of the abbey and its community is explored in the Visitor Centre. Founded over 800 years ago in 1152 discover more about what life was like for the Cistercian monks who lived here for nearly 400 years. Enjoy the abbey's parkland setting next to the River Aire. Take a walk along the river or enjoy a picnic in our spacious grounds. There is also a small playground near to the car park for the little ones to enjoy. The ruins of the abbey provide a breath-taking background to your wedding photography, blessings, vow renewals and baby naming ceremonies.
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Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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+44 113 378 4079
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s really serene and beautiful place specially when the weather is sunny. The infrastructure is good and the open area outside is quite big. If you are looking for a good place to do photography then this is the right place.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a love!y place this is so very interesting and across the road there is the Abbey house museum which takes you back in time. There were so many things there that I remembered as a child. The cafe is very nice but a bit...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great long afternoon with the children on there bikes in the Abby and had a coffee on the onsite shop

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a good place to visit, but at the right time. A hot sunny day when the park is filled and noisy isn't the best time to visit or on a Monday when it is closed! Choose a quiet time and visit its cooling...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous time at Kirkstall Abbey; weather was perfect for walking around soaking up the history. Delicious mushroom soup for lunch in the restaurant and wonderful museum too. A great afternoon out with something for everyone.

Thank Kerry H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jane the tour leader was disappointed not to have anyone in the morning - 11.30. so more publicity is needed for this fabulous tour which we had at 1.30. She really knew her stuff - I am well versed in history (BA student at Warwick...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having told my Goddaughter all about Kirkstall Abbey, it was very disappointing that when we visited we were denied access because of some private event which could have been held virtually anywhere. Unacceptable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions were not good when we spotted a line of portaloos just inside a gate. The security guard said it was closed because of Goonies- which we later discovered was a film being shown that evening. We also discovered much later in the shop...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit here and the grand kids loved looking for fairies. Some lovely stalls. Lovely little shop to buy some souvenirs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastically well preserved abbey from Henry VIII's sacking of the monasteries. The ruins are mostly intact and you can still get the feel of the old Abbey. Nice information boards and enthusiastic staff members. Whole visit is free but donations recommended. Set...More

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Matthew S
27 March 2018|
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Response from Anweshachatterjee | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is extremely easy to go to Kirkstall Abbey from the Leeds Train Station. I took the bus and there is a bus stop right outside the Abbey. The grounds of the Abbey has paved roads which should not pose a problem to the... More
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Brenda C
9 November 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
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Peter e
20 October 2015|
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Response from nhwatch | Reviewed this property |
The grounds to Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds are open all year round
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