Kirkstall Abbey is one of the best preserved medieval Cistercian monasteries in the country. Constructed between 1152 and 1182, many of its buildings still survive virtually intact up to eaves level.
It is a particularly good example of early Cistercian architecture, illustrating the transition from the Norman to the Gothic styles. The abbey is situated in an attractive public park in Leeds and is just a short walk from Abbey House Museum situated across the road.
Download the Kirkstall Abbey Audioboo tour to your phone for a free tour of the ruins; www.audioboo.fm/leedsmuseums.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||Open all day, every day
Abbey Road, Kirkstall, LS5 3EH
Map reference: SE 260363 Lat: 53.82233 Long: -1.60651
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Headingley station
|Tue 10 Dec 2013||Muddy Monkeys|
|Thu 12 Dec 2013||Knights, dragons and princesses|
|Sun 15 Dec 2013||Carols in the Abbey Church|
|Tue 17 Dec 2013||Muddy Monkeys|
|Thu 19 Dec 2013||Fairy fun activities|
|Wed 25 Dec 2013||Multi Monkeys stay and play|
|Thu 9 Jan 2014||Knights, dragons and princesses|
|Thu 16 Jan 2014||Fairy fun activities|
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