Kirkstall AbbeyLeeds, West Yorkshire
Delve into medieval history with a visit to the iconic Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds. Explore secret passages, see where the monks used to pray and try to picture what the halls looked like over 400 years ago. Be sure to read up on the fascinating story of the place and find out why Henry VIII destroyed it.
Kirkstall Abbey is surrounded by a 24-hectare riverside park, which is perfect for a relaxing family walk. Bring a ball or a frisbee and play with the kids in the lush grasslands, or pack a picnic bag and enjoy a meal outdoors with a view of the river. It’s a great way to spend the day together.
If you love photography you should definitely bring your camera with you. The ruins of the abbey make a perfect backdrop for any photoshoot.
- Medieval history to explore
- Wonderful riverside park
- Free entry
April - September: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
October - March: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
(Open Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:00 - 16:00)
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Yes, there is parking onsite.