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The museum at Kirkstall Abbey is a great place to visit, as well as a great collection of artifacts there are period streets that you can wander through soaking up the atmosphere of days gone by. There is also a lovely cafe. Tea and cakes go down very well after wandering round the abbey and grounds with the camera.

A brief history
The core of Abbey House was originally the inner gatehouse of Kirkstall Abbey, founded in 1152. When Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries the gatehouse was blocked at either end and became a house.

Since then the house has been a farmhouse and also the home of the Butler family, the owners of Kirkstall Forge. In 1926 Leeds City Council bought Abbey House.

Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm kit lens
Editted in PSE9

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kirkstall, abbey, museum, cafe, leeds, architecture, grass, flower, beds

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  • swaby
    swabyover 2 years ago

    Yumm sounds like a delicous place to visit not to mention beautiful too! Lovely capture Colin, wonderful colors!

  • It’s a lovely spot but that might just be the tea and cakes influencing me, Thanks Tina.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • snapitnc
    snapitncover 2 years ago

    made a great job of this colin,cracking image,cheers mike

  • Thanks a lot Mike, appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillover 2 years ago

    Note to self: Add to must-see list. Gorgeous!! ;-D >blows kiss<

    Jan

  • Well worth the visit Jan. I’m lucky it’s about 10 minutes from home. Thanks a lot!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Noble Upchurch
    Noble Upchurchover 2 years ago

    Marvelous composition Colin!!! Beautiful and deft artistic treatment!!! Lovely, work My Friend!!!

  • Thanks again Noble, i always appreciate your visits.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • carol29
    carol29over 2 years ago

    Beautiful place and capture, Colin!!

  • Thank you very much Carol, appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago

    Framed Print

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 2 years ago

    Marvellous capture, indeed. What beautiful old buildings, Colin. Looks like a great place for a wander, methinks!

  • It’s a wonderful place for a wander and right on my doorstep. Thanks for looking mate!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful building, Colin

  • Many thanks Shulie.

    A brief history

    The core of Abbey House was originally the inner gatehouse of Kirkstall Abbey, founded in 1152. When Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries the gatehouse was blocked at either end and became a house. Since then the house has been a farmhouse and also the home of the Butler family, the owners of Kirkstall Forge. In 1926 Leeds City Council bought Abbey House.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, great pov and colors Colin !

  • Thank you very much, appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Thank you Colin – I always loved Tudor history

  • Greatly appreciated Shulie, thanks.

    – Colin Metcalf

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