Kirkstall Abbey Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH, United Kingdom | 0113 2305492 | Website

Venue Description

Welcome to Kirkstall Abbey, one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey in Britain. Set in wonderful parkland along the banks of the River Aire, Kirkstall Abbey boast historic architecture amid a haven of wildlife and greenery. In the Visitor Centre, find out more about how the monks used to live and enjoy our gift shop.


Kirkstall Abbey, including the visitor centre is all located at ground level. The Visitor Centre is fully accessible and so are most of the grounds. Please note that Kirkstall Abbey is a heritage site and some areas of the grounds are cobbled and/or uneven.

Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide Link:

Awards List

Kirkstall Abbey is a member of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme. Sandford Award.


There are accessible toilets in the visitor centre. Facilities in the accessible toilets include an emergency alarm, a fire alarm with a flashing light and a baby change unit. This toilet is not RADAR key operated.


The Visitor Assistant team are there to help all our visitors. If there is anything you need, just ask.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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