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Whimsical beauty

We came to the Abby for a food festival. The venue was so pretty, even in the rain. You can imagine... read more

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Kitty B
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Great day out

A visit to the Abbey house museum is a must for any one going to the Abbey . Step back in time and... read more

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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...more
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Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came to the Abby for a food festival. The venue was so pretty, even in the rain. You can imagine the Abbey in its former glory. I thought it was fab also that they held events there. I saw a film screening going on...More

Thank Kitty B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Abbey house museum is a must for any one going to the Abbey . Step back in time and enjoy the past

Thank pc71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a Free Entry attraction. There is a small shop. visitor centre you walk through, then you are in the abbey ruins. Lovely to see, and interesting boards up to tell you the history of each area. Took a picnic and ate it there....More

Thank Paul1971Leeds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbey is wonderful but they also hold musical promenade type events, poetry photography etching. And across the road is one of the best museums in the world. It features a street with apothecary pub cobblers etching and really gives a great feeling for how...More

1  Thank Roger F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always a great time out space for the kids to run, history to be seen and savored, often events held here, market days are excellent as is their summer fair.good space for picnics too.

1  Thank kroome46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regular visitor of Kirkstall and this place is truly stunning, parking is plentiful, there is a park there for the kids for so much to do. The walk around the ruins is a must. Peaceful and great for the kids to run around. Nice little...More

1  Thank SLAN24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have some time to kill and the sun is shining, it's a good place for a walk to see the old ruins. Not for everyone but if you appreciate the history of it ..., it's not bad at all.

Thank Xano C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were amazed at how big the ruins actually were. There are plenty of information boards around the ruins and the gardens/grounds are well maintained. Free entry, and parking available across the road near the Abbey House Museum

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Entry to this interesting Abbey ruin, in its picturesque urban setting next to the river, is free, as are the guided tours. Of the latter, our guide was Lorraine, and she was terrific, bringing the whole thing alive. She said the tour would take around...More

Thank DocDavid
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The park was very close to the place we were staying. We entered the park and after a short walk started to discover these daunting ruins from the past. In the retreating light of afternoon, it was a sobering experience for us. We could not...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
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
Peter e
20 October 2015|
Response from nhwatch | Reviewed this property |
The grounds to Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds are open all year round