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Kirkstall Abbey

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Landmarks, Tourist Attractions, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

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
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Opening hours

April - September: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
October - March: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Mondays: Closed
(Open Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:00 - 16:00) 

Last Entry

April to September 16:00
October to March 15:00



Travel & Contact Information


Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH, England

Phone number

0113 3784079



Click here to visit Kirkstall Abbey's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Kirkstall Abbey is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Kirkstall Abbey have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Kirkstall Abbey has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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