An Accidental Adventure

10 March 2018:
We were adventuring around Leeds area & happened upon this beautiful place - Kirkstall Abbey! 🙂
Kirkstall Abbey is a Cistercian monastery, set in a picturesque public park on the north bank of the River Aire. It was founded c.1152, and was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. It was eventually acquired by Leeds Corporation as a gift from Colonel North, and became open to the public in the late 19th century. The ruins have been drawn and painted by artists J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Girtin and John Sell Cotman.