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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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Beautiful ruins and on a nice day a great place for a picnic

Kirkstall Abbey is a great place to visit, and is accessible with wheel chairs and prams. the... read more

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hannahnistri
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Sunny Sunday

Had a lovely day out. Great fun with kids. Access ok with child's wheelchair. Lovely picnic by the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dave C
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West Yorkshire, 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...more
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Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Kirkstall Abbey is a great place to visit, and is accessible with wheel chairs and prams. the grounds hold both markets once a month and various other themed nights (concerts and movies outside). The Abbey itself is great, really nice place to explore. And it's...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely day out. Great fun with kids. Access ok with child's wheelchair. Lovely picnic by the river. Will visit again

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having driven from Ripon, I particularly wanted to visit the abbey, and was thankful for local advice to follow the brown sign for the Abbey House Museum (just off the dual carriageway) and use the free car park opposite. The abbey itself is not signposted...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kirkstall Abbey is a great place to visit. I have lived in Leeds a number of years always drove passed it and thought there wasnt much to see. But recently moved to the area so went to check it out. The Abbey itself is great,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ruined Cistercian monastery was a place I am happy to have visited. 13-15 minutes away from Leeds central, inside of a public Park. The historical remains of Kirkstall Abbey house are worth visiting. The site exhibits the history of the abbey and the lives...More

Thank Bezawit A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Astonishing ruins in really nice grounds but the highlights were the remarkable museum and then the café, both, in their own way, a great experience. Sincere thanks to all staff. You are BRILL.

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Elaine F, General Manager at Kirkstall Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a lovely review Grenmalvern! I'll pass your thanks on to all the staff. We hope to welcome you back soon :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kirkstall Abbey is a beautiful ruin of what would have been a stunning Abbey. Lots of history and information dotted around the ruins. The main church is particularly interesting and very impressive.

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a walk and a picnic. Gift shop and toilets available, where you can grab a drink or ice cream. Museum and a nice cafe as well. Little play park across the road for the kids to burn off some energy!!

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Although we visited on a Monday when the Abbey was closed, we did have access to the grounds and were able to walk around and look at the old well preserved ruins. Our regret was we were unable to go through it or the museum....More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A well preserved ruined Cistercian monastery that is free to enter - It was founded c.1152 and is set in a public park close to the River Aire. It is very picturesque and well worth the visit just for the photo album. Lovely grounds for...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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