0 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.


0 Most Popular Attractions in Leeds

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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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