0113 230 5492
0113 247 8397
One of the best preserved abbey's in Britain, Kirkstall Abbey is a spectacular and picturesque ruin.
Founded in the 12th centruy by Cistertain monks, it was closed down in 1539 by Henry VIII. This fascinating archeological site has been sought after as the subject matter for famous paintings by JMW Turner and Thomas Girton.
Kirkstall Abbey is has recently undergone a 3.5 million restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage. This has included the opening of a brand new visitor centre.
Museum, Sacred space
Visitor Centre Opening Times:
Summer: Tues - Sun 11am - 4pm.
Winter: Tues- Sun, 11am - 3pm (except Mon & Fri)
Free Tours are available by appointment every Thursday. To book contact 0113 230 5492.
Turning Yorkshire Yellow
- 10 — 17 April 2014
Make some recycled paper pots and plant some seeds of yellow flowers, sunflowers and marigolds and yellow tomato seeds. Take them home ready to grow for the Grand Depart. Make a mini cyclist scarecrow to keep your plants safe in your garden.
- Any age