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Kirkstall Abbey


L’Abbazia di Kirkstall si trova a Leeds, nel West Yorkshire dell’Inghilterra. È stata fondata nel 1152 e costituisce uno dei monasteri cistercensi più completi e meglio conservati della Gran Bretagna. Per visitare questo edificio si possono occasionalmente prenotare delle visite guidate e, in ogni caso, l’ingresso è gratuito. Nelle sue suggestive rovine, l’Abbazia Kirkstall, ogni sabato o domenica pomeriggio, ospita 40 bancarelle uniche con pezzi di artigianato locale fatto a mano ed altri prodotti tipici dello Yorkshire. Questi mercatini chiamati Kirkstall Abbey Markets si svolgono nel periodo tra marzo e novembre.


Kirkstall Abbey is located in Leeds, in the West Yorkshire of England. It was founded in 1552 and it is one of the most completed and well preserved Cistercian monasteries of England. If you want to visit it you can occasionally book guided tours and, anyhow, the entrance is free. In its suggestive ruins, Kirkstall Abbey, every saturday and every sunday afternoon, hosts 40 unique stalls with pieces of local handmade crafts and other products from the Yorkshire. The Kirkstall Abbey Markets take place in the period from march and november.

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