Kirkstall Abbey

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

Discover the incredible history of the medieval abbey, find out why the monks made Kirkstall their home and enjoy a traditional taster of mead.

Monks, Mead and Medieval Leeds, our weekly guided tour with resident monk Bernard, takes you through the majestic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey. The tour includes lunch in the beautiful surroundings of the Gatehouse Café.

Monk giving a guided tour to a group of visitors