Visitor information

Kirkstall Abbey is open during all Bank Holiday Mondays in May.

Monday 1 May and Monday 29 May  are both Kirkstall Abbey Deli Market weekends, when entry is free for visitors and there is no need to book.

One of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country, founded over 800 years ago.

Arial view of Kirkstall Abbey

Tales of Kirkstall Abbey is our brand new informal audio guide, which takes visitors on a journey through some key areas of the abbey ruins.

Through short conversations with curators and members of the Kirkstall Abbey team visitors can discover the history of the abbey and the people who called it home.

Using your smartphone or tablet, you will find 10 points across the ruins to scan a QR code or follow a short link which will take you to our website and the audio trail.