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Leeds City guide, including Leeds Hotels
Leeds, capitol of Yorkshire, is an often times overlooked holiday
Impressionists, Victorian works and a widely hailed collection of
modern British artists. The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, outlet for
contemporary British craftsmen, shares the space. Free admission for
most exhibitions and events.
regarded centre for the display of all types of sculpture, the
Institute also conducts distinguished research. Top grade exhibitions
make frequent visits. Many collections and tours are free. Advanced
booking for groups is advised.
Harewood, this home has a fine array of art as well as beautiful formal
gardens. The house itself is also open for guided tours. Recent
additions include boats on the lake and a children’s playground. Paid
admission. Family tickets available.
acres of park, wood and farm land. The world renowned house and gardens
are open to the public for a modest charge. The estate is also the
location of one of the world’s largest Rare Breed Farms which shelters
nearly four hundred animals.
VIII’s armour are displayed here. Many other instruments of war are on
view. Costumed re-enactments and actual jousts take place April through
October. Paid admission for some events. Advanced booking advised.
After a day filled with cultural pursuits, a visitor on holiday in
Leeds might want to take in a little shopping or a play. Leeds is no
slouch in either department.
architect Cuthbert Broderick in 1862 the Exchange was retrofitted in
1990 as a wide ranging shopping centre.
itself as well as Yorkshire’s premiere shopping experience. Prada, Hugo
Boss and more than eighty other stores sit underneath a breathtaking
Brian Clarke stained glass ceiling.
retain much of its original architecture while incorporating some of
the best shopping in the country. The centre itself boasts the largest
sporting goods store in England as well as Yorkshire’s biggest music
respected theatre sees more than 250,000 patrons annually. It has two
theatres, a restaurant, and a bar in the real ale tradition and
1969 and has experienced a consistent growth in reputation and
From a friendly pub to world class restaurants and trendy celebrity
clubs, Leeds has it all. A traveller looking for a quiet beer, a family
friendly nosh or a fine dining experience will find it in Leeds.
since 1822. Not actually a drinking establishment a tour of its visitor
centre built at a cost of nearly 10 million American dollars will give
insight into the art of brewing before heading off to a true pub.
prize winning brew.
setting with a true beer garden, this pub can’t be beaten.
restaurant boasts desserts and a robust wine list; recently named one
of the UK’s Ten Best Pizza Restaurants.
renovated grain house this moderately priced restaurant offers
traditional British cooking with both a kiddie menu and a wine list.
beer, wine, reasonable prices, casual atmosphere; what more could a
weary traveller desire?
serves fine food well done with a wine list to match.
Leeds Hotels and Accommodation
Accommodation in Leeds range from friendly and funky self cater
establishments to the high end. In between there are numerous mid-level
chains. Best not to visit without a reservation; University, sports,
financial and cultural concerns keep most lodgings near capacity year
Besides culture, sports, shopping and food, what else does Leeds have
to offer? Just a wide variety of sporting and entertainment venues,
professional sports. Two rugby teams, Rhinos and Tykes, are based in
Leeds. Football devotees will enjoy a rousing Leeds United Football
Club match. Cricket fans should stop by the Yorkshire County Cricket
Club where the game has been played since 1890.
Alwoodley Golf Club being among the best. Designed by Dr. Alister
Mackenzie, who would later configure Augusta National and Royal
Melbourne, it is one of Leeds’ best kept secrets.
dollar multi-use facility was built to mark the year 2000. During the
winter season it hosts the Ice Cube skating rink and notables from
entertainers to politicians throughout the year.
events, concerts and fireworks to Roundhay Park Arena. This natural
venue has seen crowds of up to 100,000 for artists including the
Rolling Stones and Madonna. In addition to the amphitheatre, Roundhay
encompasses parks, lakes, woods and gardens and plays host to skaters,
bikers, tennis players and golfers. Fishermen troll; it’s Waterloo Lake.
Anyone making holiday plans should not dismiss spending a few days in
Leeds. A true Yorkshire treasure, it has activities for all ages and
interests. For an entertaining, educational and relaxing holiday, visit
Name: Maria Williams
Biography: Maria writes for Sleep UK - providers of hotels in leeds.
About the Author: Biography