Visiting Leeds

(Leeds, England)

Leeds is one of the biggest and most popular cities in the United Kingdom. With an enormous selection of fine dining and vast shopping centres, the city of Leeds is also known for its nightlife, with numerous clubs attracting big name DJs and large crowds.

Other highlights in Leeds include many exceptional tourist attractions for all ages, live music venues, museums, art galleries, historic buildings and the surrounding countryside of the magnificent Yorkshire Dales.

Visiting Leeds: Places to Visit

  • Walking tours of central Leeds, with small groups of tourists led around the city's main sights by experienced local guides
  • Boat tours and cruises, with a range of trips and boat-hire available along both the canal and the River Aire
  • Leeds City Square, a spacious public square standing opposite the City Railway Station, with numerous places to sit and surrounding buildings
  • Leeds Waterfront, recently renovated and full of interesting shops, cafés with outdoor areas, places to see, walking trails and appealing views
  • Victoria Quarter, known for its vast selection of shops, fashion boutiques and superb restaurants
  • Leeds Millennium Square, accommodating over 20,000 people and hosting many notable events, situated in the heart of the city, off Calverley Street
  • Turk's Head Yard, in central Leeds and featuring historic cottages, together with a particularly popular public house
  • Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, offering regular journeys around the city's surrounding countryside
  • Harewood House, a magnificent 18th-century mansion with gardens designed by Capability Brown
  • Reclining Woman, an eye-catching bronze sculpture standing in the centre of Leeds, close to the City Art Gallery
  • Temple Newsam, a 17th-century mansion sited in the Colton area of Leeds, hosting many outdoor events and concerts during the summer months
  • The Royal Armouries, near to central Leeds, with a large collection of military memorabilia and important artefacts
  • Thornton's Arcade, an early shopping arcade lined with speciality shops and featuring an imposing glass roof
  • Leeds Town Hall, a magnificent mid-19th century building in the city centre, with a Greek-style facade and a domed tower
  • Lightwater Valley Theme Park, the perfect attraction for all ages, with numerous fast rides and roller coasters
  • Lotherton Hall, a grand building with landscaped gardens, standing in the Colton region of Leeds
  • Leeds theatres, including the Leeds Civic Theatre on Cookridge Street, Grand Theatre along New Briggate, and the West Yorkshire Playhouse on Quarry Hill

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