Kirkstall Abbey was founded in 1152 and is the most important historic building in Leeds. It is located in a major public park, which each year provides a venue for theatrical and orchestral productions, and the Kirkstall Festival. The fabric was recently restored, and a new visitor centre added with grant aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Comprehensive visitor information is available from the Kirkstall Abbey website.
Abbey House Folk Museum is adjacent to the abbey, on the opposite side of the A65. There are ongoing issues about the design and maintenance of the grounds and gardens surrounding Kirkstall Abbey and the Abbey House Museum, and the councillors would like to hear local views, for example in relation to trees and planting.
Children play near Abbey House Museum
Last updated 29 November 2008 at 21:00. Back to the top
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