Destination: Leeds

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Large ex-industrial northern city, now vibrant and exciting

Leeds

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Introducing Leeds


Leeds was built on the textile and tailoring trades, but its smoke blackened mills have made way for more modern developments. The Corn Exchange is one of the most impressive buildings in Leeds, filled with an array of unusual small shops. In the Victoria Quarter former Victorian shopping arcades have been restored in recent years, and house a number of designer shops. Leeds Kirkgate Market is Europe's largest indoor market with over 600 stalls. Open 6 days a week, traders offer freshness, variety, value for money and friendly service in a great atmosphere Leeds has a vibrant nightlife with plenty of good pubs and clubs, plus theatres and both mainstream and Art-house cinemas.

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Region: North East England

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day

More Information: www.visitleeds.co.uk

What's nearby? Yorkshire Dales, York, Harrogate, Sheffield

What transport do you recommend? Leeds has a good public transport network. Roads can be busy but a major rail station serves the city.

Did you know? The worlds largest fish and chip shop is Harry Ramsdens near Leeds!

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Leeds Royal Armouries

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The Royal Armouries museum has a vast array of armour, swords and guns with lots of historical stories and background. It is family friendly with falconry shows, horse shows, including real jousting with knights in armour doing combat in the Tiltyard.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Leeds Industrial Museum

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Leeds Industrial Museum, housed in a large restored mill, shows how people lived in the 18th century and houses exhibits from that period up to the present day, including the history of the textile, clothing, printing and engineering industries.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Leeds City Art Gallery

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The Leeds City Gallery combines 19th and 20th century British artists with the more contemporary ones. Next door, the Henry Moore Institute also free of charge, showcases the best in international sculpture, both historical and contemporary.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Thackray Medical Museum

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Thackray Medical Museum shows how medicine has changed over the past 200 years. Here you can discover what 18th-century living conditions were like with great interactive and educational displays.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Kirkstall Abbey

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Kirkstall Abbey dating back to 1152 is one of the best preserved medieval Cistercian monasteries in Britain. The historic architecture can be enjoyed in a great parkland setting on the banks of the river Aire.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

National Coal Mining Museum for England

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The National Coal Mining Museum shows you the inner workings of one of the oldest coal mines in Britain with a superb underground free tour.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

National Media Museum

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The National Media Museum in Bradford near Leeds covers the history of television, film and photography right up to the current day, and looks at the future. The museum is extremely interactive and excellent for children.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Saltaire

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The village of Saltaire was built between 1851 and 1872 by Titus Salt, who wanted to build a Victorian village giving industrial workers decent housing and good amenities, rare in towns of the day. Now a World Heritage Site, you can wander through the unspoilt mill and houses in the village.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Brontë Parsonage Museum

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In Haworth near Leeds, the Brontë Parsonage Museum is where you'll learn about the lives of the Brontë sisters. Your 'stepping back in time' experience will be complete by taking a steam train on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway through the heart of Brontë country.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Harewood House

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Harewood House, built in the 18th century, contains many treasures such as furniture and paintings. There are also over 100 acres of Gardens full of plants from all over the world – all in a magnificent landscape created by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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