Kirkstall Abbey Park

This film and map show a short route to explore the historic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey just outside Leeds. Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in Kirkstall north-west of Leeds city centre in West Yorkshire, England. It is set in a public park on the north bank of the River Aire. It was founded c.1152. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII.

There’s more information on the Leeds City Council Kirkstall Abbey website and specific information for disabled visitors about the Abbey and the Gallery on their Access Page.