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Perfect day out!

We had lots of fun visiting kirkstall Abbey with out dogs and nephew (under age 5). There was lots... read more

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Historic site.

The abbey ruins are an impressive site situated in a public park with free entry. Boards tell the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greater Manchester, 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

We had lots of fun visiting kirkstall Abbey with out dogs and nephew (under age 5). There was lots of informative plaques dotted around outside as you walk around the remains of the abbey itself. My nephew loved exploring all the different nooks and cranneys...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HollyJean93
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The abbey ruins are an impressive site situated in a public park with free entry. Boards tell the history of the site and you are free to wander. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank E7841HTdavew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A marvellous place for adults and children alike to dive into medieval history. Vast complex of abbey, grounds including ruins of hospital, abbot's abode ;-) , waste drains, kitchen gardens, secret passage ways and stair cases, nooks and crannies behind the altar, really interesting to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AnnetteBath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when I have some free time or weekends I try always to visit Kirkstall Abbey, very nice place to be kids or friends :)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank edvinas j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a superb set of buildings. It is humbling to be amongst this tribute to the craft and devotion of the medieval monks. The setting next to the river is perfect, and the masses of crocus make for a beautiful view

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from a rather drab area of Leeds you suddenly encounter sweeping parkland with this impressive ruin adjacent to the river. In February the snowdrops and crocus make for an especially attractive carpet outside. Parking is just across the road with a cafe (not tried).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TallTraveller274
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not one of the biggest ruins in the area but still a nice walk and interesting to look at. Nice on a summers day but is often let down by the litter left by students in the area after bbs on the grassy areas. Good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ashboss84
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely peaceful day we had at Kirkstall Abbey. Free parking and free entry into the Abbey ruins, a beautiful place. Didn’t visit the museum as we had the dog with us, but had a great walk round the park along the river edge...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank wilki2018
Reviewed 16 February 2019

This a lovely abbey to explore and it is free to visit. The abbey is set by a river and parking is very close by. The site is well maintained and their is a shop on site selling gifts and hot drinks. Dogs are welcome...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nmaidwell123
Reviewed 13 February 2019

It's a onderful place to visit particularly in the summer, with it's riverside location, it's a spectacular ruined Abbey. A Leeds gem

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
21 October 2015|
Response from nhwatch | Reviewed this property |
The grounds to Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds are open all year round