people sitting at picnic tables in kirkstall abbey with market stalls in the background

Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Date/Time: 27 - 28 April 2024 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: Free

Opening hours:
Monday: closed*
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 4.30pm
Last admission: 30 mins before
*Open Bank Holiday Mondays

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey ruins, our weekend markets are a great way to shop locally with different stallholders joining every month. Take in the delicious smells and tastes of Yorkshire-made produce including cheeses, chutneys, and sweet & savoury bakes.

Stop for lunch at one of the street food stalls and enjoy a drink in the cloister ruins of the abbey. There are also a range of art and craft stalls from local makers and creatives, showcasing handmade items including homewares, accessories and natural beauty products.

Support Yorkshire-owned businesses and enjoy a day out at one of the best-preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country. Kirkstall Abbey markets remain free of charge for all visitors, and booking is not required.


Explore the historic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey and learn all about its history in the Visitor Centre. Enjoy wandering through the park and woodlands, and take a leisurely stroll beside the River Aire.

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