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Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS5 3EH View on map

One of the best preserved examples of a ruined Medieval Cistercian Monastery in the country. Founded by monks from Fountains and the primary building work was completed in 1152. The Reredorter has been restored as a Visitor Centre.


Opening Arrangements

April to September: Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 4.30pm last admission at 4pm, October to March: Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm last admission at 3pm. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays, please check website for details.


On A65 from Leeds to Ilkley, approximately 3 miles from Leeds City Centre. Parking available opposite the abbey on Abbey Walk. Rail: Kirkstall Forge (1 mile). Bus: routes 50, 33, 33A and 757.

Parking Spaces


Parking for 3 coaches and disabled

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes