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Set in the picturesque 12th century Cistercian ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, the popular deli and crafts & collectables markets, which are held on the last Saturday and Sunday of the month from 12noon-3pm, provide visitors with a great day out along with high quality products supplied by local producers from March through to November. This year they have launched three-day markets on the bank holiday weekends to give visitors even more opportunities to browse the fantastic produce on offer.
The markets have gone from strength to strength over the last few years. The first market held had just 14 stalls but after attracting 1300 visitors in just three hours on its opening day, the signs were already there that it was an event that was going to be very popular. Now boasting up to 50 stalls, both markets are regarded as a perfect place to visit to find high quality local produce, plants, handmade crafts, collectables, vintage treasures, jewellery, artwork and household items from across Yorkshire.
Free parking at the Abbey House Museum, and access to the Abbey Visitor Centre for the amenities is available. The stunning surroundings of one of Leeds best loved historical monuments makes the markets a unique place to shop with local producers and enjoy the best that Yorkshire has to offer.