Kirkstall Abbey - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Kirkstall Abbey
Kirkstall Abbey is a feat of historic architecture set amid a haven of wildlife and greenery. This medieval Cistercian Abbey is one of the most impressive and offbeat ruins in the country. It is situated in the midst of vast parkland on the banks of River Aire. It offers the perfect introduction to the life of 12-century monks. One of the unique locations which pave light to the history of th is area.
Attractions Near Kirkstall Abbey
Abbey House Museum
0.14km from Kirkstall Abbey
Abbey House Museum is Leeds' primary social history museum. With the northwest gatehouse forming the core of the Museum, this site has a long history which is reflected in its displays. With displays covering the Victorian streets of Leeds, childhood, and life through the ages, plus an annual special exhibition program, it is recognized as Leeds' most family-friendly museum.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
2.58km from Kirkstall Abbey
Leeds Industrial Museum is a majestic museum which was housed inside Armley Mills, once the world’s biggest woolen mill. Here you can enjoy the experiences of the generations who worked here and see the magnificent Grade II listed historic building. Step back in time to learn about the industrial history of Leeds from manufacturing textiles and clothing to printing, engineering, and locomotives, which the city was world-famous for.
3.21km from Kirkstall Abbey
Woodhouse Moor is predominantly open grassland, with avenues of mature trees, and includes a playground, a skate park, a multi-use games area, and a small car park, by Hyde Park Corner, and a bowling green, tennis courts and allotments along Moorland Road, as well as several imposing statues. The park has five main paths which meet in the centre, each is tree-lined and they divide the park into different areas of usage.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
3.54km from Kirkstall Abbey
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is a working farm in Leeds, open 365 days a year for the public to visit our animals, gardens, and flourishing woodland. It demonstrates a variety of wildlife habitats, organic farming, and sustainability over 24 acres to members of the public, and introduces schoolchildren to various aspects of farming and the environment.
4.4km from Kirkstall Abbey
Surrounded by some of the city's most important buildings, including the Town Hall, Civic Hall, Leeds General Infirmary, and the Civic Theatre, Millennium Square is the new heart of Leeds city center. The site includes areas for staged performances such as outdoor theatre, pop concerts, operatic and orchestral performances, as well as civic ceremonies, fairs, markets, and street entertainment.
Leeds Town Hall
4.41km from Kirkstall Abbey
Leeds Town Hall was built between 1853 and 1858 on The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, to a design by architect Cuthbert Brodrick. It was planned to include law courts, a council chamber, a public hall, a suite of ceremonial entertaining rooms and municipal offices. With the building of the Civic Hall in 1933 some of those functions moved away and it became essentially a public hall and law courts.
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For more information about Kirkstall Abbey, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkstall_Abbey