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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
All reviews across the road cistercian monastery beautiful ruins farmers market information boards sunny day steeped in history lovely place to visit walk around free parking lovely walk gift shop worth a visit car park leeds city centre picnic museum
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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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!