All photos (18)Kirkstall Abbey
Kirkstall Abbey
Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey

8.03 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Ranked #38 in Leeds things to do
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    Backpackers
  • 7.9
    Family Travelers
  • 5.6
    History Buffs
  • 5.5
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
Write Review
Bookmark
Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3EH, UK
+44 113 378 4079
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/kirkstall-abbey/
Edit info
Description
One of the city's key historical landmarks, this Cistercian abbey is a relic of the 12th century and a survivor of Henry VIII's attack on England's monasteries. Situated in an area of open parkland ... Read more
three miles west of the city centre, Kirkstall Abbey remains remarkably well preserved despite the ravages of history. Still standing to its original height, it gives visitors a true sense of its former scale and spiritual resonance. A wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Admission: free

Member Reviews(3)

Sort by
Most Helpful
London, UK

This ruined 12th Century abbey is still impressive and imposing. The gothic architecture has inspired artists across the generations, including Turner. You can visit the Abbey itself for free (although donations are encouraged), and there are lots of exhibits and interactive displays which take you through the lives of the monks that used to live here hundreds of years ago. The grounds are worth a wander around too.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
Helpful
Report
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
First to Review

A 12th-century Cistercian abbey within sprawling grounds and impressive ruins. Also, the museum opposite the abbey park is a wonderful trip down the history of Leeds.

Recommended for:Family TravelersBackpackers
Helpful
Report
Local from Leeds
Helpful
Report
Kirkstall Abbey

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
53.821031-1.606643
The Queens
The Queens
9.33 reviews
Distance: 2.97 mi
Park Plaza Leeds
Park Plaza Leeds
8.02 reviews
Distance: 2.97 mi
Premier Inn Leeds City Centre
Premier Inn Leeds City Centre
9.02 reviews
Distance: 2.44 mi
Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds Metropolitan University
10.01 review
Distance: 2.71 mi
View all
Abbey House Museum
Abbey House Museum
10.01 review
Sights and Museums, History Museum
Distance: 0.06 mi
City Square
City Square
10.0
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Plaza
Distance: 2.88 mi
Victoria Quarter
Victoria Quarter
9.39 reviews
Shopping, Mall
Distance: 3.08 mi
Bramley Fall Woods
Bramley Fall Woods
8.01 review
Outdoors, Park
Distance: 0.93 mi
View all
The Gatehouse at Kirkstall Abbey
The Gatehouse at Kirkstall Abbey
British, Breakfast & Brunch
Distance: 0.08 mi
West End House
West End House
8.01 review
$$$$
Pubs
Distance: 0.31 mi
The Pack Horse
The Pack Horse
$$$$
British, Pubs
Distance: 3.08 mi
North Bar
North Bar
9.33 reviews
$$$$
British, Bar
Distance: 3.04 mi
View all
Report this place