Guided tours and groups visits

Kirkstall Abbey is the perfect place for a group visit, whether it’s part of a wider tour of the area or a few hours spent roaming the ruins and parkland.

Monks, Mead and Medieval Leeds

Fridays between March and October

Our guided tour with resident monk Bernard takes you through the majestic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey.

Monk giving a guided tour to a group of visitors

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

Once the guided tour has finished, we invite you to discover the rest of abbey and grounds at your leisure. Afterwards, take a break in the beautiful surroundings of The Gatehouse Cafe where a Colonel North lunch will be served.

The tour of Kirkstall Abbey takes approximately 1 hour. We recommend allowing 2 hours for your visit, not including lunch.

How to book

Tours are currently suspended in line with government guidance. This page will be updated once they resume.

Life in Victorian Leeds at Abbey House Museum

While you’re in the area, why not discover the guided tour available nearby at Abbey House Museum.

Life in Victorian Leeds at Abbey House Museum takes you through the museum’s authentically re-created Victorian streets for a glimpse at what life was like in 19th century Leeds.

Your guide will take you through the shops, pub and businesses that were part of Leeds over 100 years ago.

Group Visit Abbey House Museum
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