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A walking tour to Kirkstall Abbey
May 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm£4 - £5
WALKING TOUR TO KIRKSTALL ABBEY
THURSDAY 18 MAY, 6:30PM
Join renowned urban geographer, Rachael Unsworth for an evening walk from Left Bank Leeds to Kirkstall Abbey. The tour will uncover some of the local history that dates back as far as the 12th century.
How does the former St Margaret’s of Antioch Church, now Left Bank Leeds, relate to its surroundings?
Join us for an evening walk that uncovers some of the links going as far back as the 12th century. It’s a story of changing land ownership and different phases of building, all linked by routeways, the changing economy and needs of the evolving neighbourhoods to the west of Leeds.
The walking tour will leave from Left Bank Leeds at 6:30pm prompt and
go via parts of the old settlement of Burley to Kirkstall Bridge and then the Abbey. Please ensure you have suitable footwear and clothing for a two mile walk that will last up to two hours. Transport will be provided from Kirkstall Abbey back Left Bank Leeds.
Rachael Unsworth is an author and former university lecturer with over 20 years experience studying the city of Leeds, writing about it, teaching about it and debating policies and initiatives to shape the future of the city. She
is a very knowledgable and enthusiastic tour guide who runs regular guided tours of the city.
This tour is the first in a series of monthly events run by Left Bank Leeds that will explore the history of the buildings and people of Leeds from the monks of the 12th century through to present day.
This walking tour is £5 or £4 concession (plus booking fee). Places are limited so please book online via Eventbrite.
NEXT IN THE SERIES
Historic pubs of Leeds with Ken Goor, Thursday 15 June, 7:30pm. Please see our website for further information.
These events are part of a larger project celebrating the heritage of our amazing building. They have been made possible with thanks to the support from Heritage Lottery Fund.