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Kirkstall Abbey

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Address: Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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Sunday morning exploring

The park and Abbey ruins are free to walk around, an easy £3 each way bus journey from Leeds city centre on the 33 / 33A. The visitor centre gives you access to the ruins and also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Magrathea1373
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park and Abbey ruins are free to walk around, an easy £3 each way bus journey from Leeds city centre on the 33 / 33A. The visitor centre gives you access to the ruins and also has ground floor toilets. There were solo travellers, couples and young families all enjoying the ruins and green space. Also there is plenty... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to visit take a picnic and enjoy even thou the weather was chilly still had a great time will be back in the summer for definate.

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1 Thank carla-anne1970
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visited we were impressed by the small but well organised museum and the abbey itself had organised a "hunt" for the youngsters. Really enjoyable visit.

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1 Thank Les D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I visited this place, I was facinated by the peace that surround this area, now I rented a house close to it, so I can go every sunny sunday for a picninc with my friends. Love it so much.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited after 30+ years and found the abbey still to be impressive and the setting better than I had remembered from a childhood visit.. An oasis of calm and is all the more amazing for being free. Staff on reception were both friendly and helpful. If you are visiting Kirkstall Abbey it is well worth a visit to the Abbey... More 

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1 Thank matthewtaylor1970
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner visited Kikstall Abbey for a first time last week and we were both very impressed. It's a beautiful and magnificent place! The location is beautiful too. The best part is that it's free. If you are visiting Leeds, seeing The Kirkstall Abbey is a must!

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1 Thank Sylvia Y
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

great for walking the dogs down the river and looking at the ruins of the abbey. good parking facilities

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1 Thank dazcutler
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

As others have noted already; one of the main arterial routes into/out of Leeds runs very close to the abbey. Couple that with a railway line and one of the approach routes to lbia and you'd be forgiven for thinking how noisy a visit here would be... well the truth is the polar opposite. You can stroll through the ruins,... More 

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1 Thank Frederick S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Right by my house this one and it's a beautiful place to spend the day when the sun is out. Every year they put on a mini festival and it always brings a smile to my face, certainly worth a visit.

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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place was amazing. If I lived in Leeds, I would probably visit Kirkstall Abbey on a weekly basis. If you have kids, the abbey is surrounded by park and their is a museum across the road. The signage around the Abbey is also a great guide to learn about the Abbey and the daily lives of the monks.

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