Kirkstall is a seriously beautiful part of Leeds that doesn’t get the attraction or recognition that it deserves. It’s worth making the journey out of the city center to see the remains of Kirkstall Abbey as this is one of Leeds’ top historical sites. It’s even more worth it if you then stop off at the Bridge Inn for some food and a drink as this is definitely one of Leeds’ must-visit pubs. It has a brilliant house beer selection, all brewed on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool canal and they have guest kegs sourced from around the world. The food is really delicious – fresh and reasonably priced – and the interior is warm and inviting. This is the perfect place to stop off and spend a relaxing afternoon after wandering the ruins of the ancient abbey.
Address and telephone: 12 Bridge Rd, Leeds LS5 3BW 0113 278 4044