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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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The Kristall Abbey is one of the must-visit sights in Leeds as it offers a wonderful insight into life in simpler times. It is well maintained, and with great signposts, the Abbey offers one a very good history lesson.
With a river at one side and busy dual carriageway on the other it is amazing the ruins are still here. Once a very important Abbey in the Medieval times run by Catholic monks. During the time of Henry 8th destroyed but even after that...More
Kirkstall abbey is very easy to get from Leeds bus station the buses are very frequent and some stop right outside the Abbey.
A visit to the abbey is a must if you like historic buildings,and it is free,it is quite a large site so...More
Been visiting since childhood (now in my 70's), most recently a few days ago in glorious autumn sunshine. Historical buildings with lots of interest and atmosphere. Sadly, on this occasion it seemed rather neglected with plastic bags of gravel left in the courtyard, cardboard boxes...More
We walked here from headingley for a winter walk and a picnic. We ate it by the river. The park is beautiful and the abbey was breathtaking.
The farmers market was on too when we visited and it was great!
Local produce, cake, art, wood...More
Holds a special place in the hearts of leeds folk and it shows .
Parking and enterance is totally free , on a really busy day the car park might struggle though.
Funded by the council and money from the tearoom and shop ,with various...More
Lived nearby most of my life and still visit regularly. You can do a quick walk through, or a leisurely amble. You can even do some jogging circuits. Parking opposite means access is easy.
Some of the events they now hold there like the choral...More
If you live in Leeds, this place must be wonderful to visit. There's a great deal of the abbey still standing and it's set in lovely parkland with free parking just over a busy road. There is indeed a visitor centre but we didn't go...More
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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
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 wheelchair user. However, to go inside the Abbey itself, you would have to go through the tourist information centre/shop and I remember it had a couple of stairs. Even inside the main abbey, the terrain is bumpy and there are minor obstacles. However, I felt that being able to see the Abbey in all its glory from a distance awed me more than being able to walk inside. I hope this helps!