Kirkstall Abbey

In a nutshell

Enjoy a walk along the riverside at twelfth century Kirkstall Abbey and explore one of the most complete medieval Cistercian monasteries in Britain.


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

Contact details

Tel: 0113 535 2219

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Kirkstall Abbey details...

Spend a family day out with the children at Kirkstall Abbey near Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Discover one of the most complete medieval Cistercian abbeys in Britain. Set in wonderful parkland along the River Aire in a haven of wildlife and greenery, spend some time in the beautifully landscaped grounds where you can walk and enjoy the open space next to the river.

Explore the historic ruins and discover what life was like for a 12th century monk in the visitor centre. Look out for the family friendly events.

Entrance tickets will allow repeat entry to the ruins for 12 months from the date of issue and under 3s have free entry. There is a cafe and also space for you to take your own picnic. Check the website for opening times and events.

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