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79 Best Leeds Attractions Every Tourist Must See

It’s a city on the rise, shining through with its new buildings and exciting developments. As the student population grows and Leeds becomes more popular for city workers, the city is being transformed into a hub of great dining, great shopping and great culture. The expansion of the city centre has meant that is has also become something of a tourist magnet. Though Leeds is very modern at heart, it still clings to some of its impressive historic buildings, housing impressive art and historical artefacts.

 

79 Most Popular Attractions in Leeds

1. Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park

  • Upon booking
  • +44 20 3846 1386
  • Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-9pm

2. Thackray Medical Museum

  • Adult £8 Child £5
  • +44 113 244 4343
  • Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • 1

3. Meanwood Valley Trail

  • Free
  • Meanwood Valley Trail, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Daily
  • 1

4. Swithens Farm

  • Adult £3 Child £1
  • +44 113 282 8828
  • Swithens Farm, Swithen's Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sun 10am-4pm

5. The Tetley

  • Upon donation
  • +44 113 320 2323c
  • The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 10am-5pm Wed 10am-8pm

6. Leeds Civic Hall

  • Free
  • +44 113 222 4444
  • Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

7. Horsforth Village Museum

  • Free
  • +44 113 281 9877
  • Horsforth Village Museum, Horsforth, United Kingdom
  • Sat 10am-4pm Sun 2pm-5pm

8. Royal Armouries Museum

  • Free
  • 0113 220 1999
  • Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, England LS10 1LT, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

9. St Aidan’s RSPB reserve

  • Free
  • +44 1767 680551
  • St Aidans Rd, Great Preston, United Kingdom
  • Daily

10. Roundhay Park

  • Free
  • +44 113 266 1850
  • Roundhay Park, Roundhay, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Thu 8am-4:30pm Fri 8am-4pm Sat-Sun 9am-5pm
  • 2

11. Relic Brewery

  • Prices vary
  • +44 7588 835067
  • Relic Brewery, Roundhay Road, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

12. The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 113 261 9249
  • The Donkey Sanctuary Donkey-Assisted Therapy in Leeds, Swan Lane, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri 3pm-5pm Sat-Sun 10am-3pm

13. Leeds Corn Exchange

  • Free
  • +44 113 234 0363
  • Leeds Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-6pm Thur-10am-9pm Sun 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 1

14. Rainbow Factory

  • Upon booking
  • 441132575750
  • Rainbow Factory, Bagley Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

15. Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

  • Adults £2 Child 50p
  • +44 113 262 9759
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugar Well Road, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-4pm

Top Attractions

The Royal Armouries Museum is the biggest collection of armour and arms in Britian. Covering about 3000 years of conquests, weapons from near and far are on display. A highlight is the armour worn by Henry VIII, together with the tournament Gallery with all the paraphernalia of medieval jousting. An Oriental Gallery contains objects from Africa and Asia. Visit ULITA for a full and complete history of textiles, in particular with regard to Leeds.

Kids & Family

Especially for kids, is the Leeds Treasure Hunt Trail, a self-guided trail that allows you to see the sights of Leeds in a fun way that the kids love. It is just over a mile long and takes about 90 minutes to complete. A trip on the Middleton Railway will delight the kids. Working since 1758, this is the world’s oldest continuously working railroad.

Shopping & Nightlife

There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Leeds with Headrow being a favourite. The historic Briggate is also a lovely place to browse. Trinity Leeds is a great place to check out. Another special favourite is always Marks & Spencer. Leeds has plenty of nightlife, with bars and clubs, but what about trying something a bit classier with a night at the Northern Ballet?

Day Tours

How about a trip to Harewood House, a Georgian mansion, with interiors by Adam, and gardens by Capability Brown. Inside are fabulous painting by artists such as Reynolds, El Greco and Gainsborough. Harrogate is a spa town near Leeds. Famous for the springs since the 1600s, today it is called ‘Britain’s Floral Resort’. York is just a short drive from Leeds, and Manchester is also very closeby. Whitby is a town with a history that may interest, a small distance away on the coast.

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