Overview & description

Explore one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey in Britain. Set in wonderful parkland along the banks of the River Aire, Kirkstall Abbey boast historic architecture amid a haven of wildlife and greenery.

The story of the abbey and its community is explored in the visitor centre. Founded over 800 years ago in 1152, discover more about this iconic Leeds landmark and what life was like for the Cistercian monks who lived here for nearly 400 years.

Family activities and trails are run throughout the year from the Visitor Centre check out the website for more details. Visit the shop and have the opportunity to buy unique and bespoke products.

Kirkstall Abbey is directly across the road from Abbey House Museum, this is a great opportunity to make a day out for all the family.

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Type Price
Admission Free £0.00

Facilities available at Kirkstall Abbey

  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Child Friendly
  • Card Payment


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