Leeds, capitol of Yorkshire, is an often times overlooked holiday delight. Easily accessible by air and other means of local transport, with a wide variety of recreational activities, Leeds offers fun for the entire family. Golf enthusiasts, art lovers and those who study British history will all find ample diversion within miles of this financial and industrial hub.
Prestigious art galleries and historic homes are to be found in both Leeds proper and within a short driving distance of the city.
1) Leeds Art Gallery. Dating to 1881, this museum houses French Post 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.
2) Henry Moore Institute. Adjacent to the Leeds Art Gallery. A well 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.
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.
1) The Corn Exchange. Originally designed by renowned Yorkshire architect Cuthbert Broderick in 1862 the Exchange was retrofitted in 1990 as a wide ranging shopping centre.
2) The Victoria Quarter. This upscale centre is a destination in 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.
From a friendly pub to world class restaurants and trendy celebrity clubs, Leeds has it all. A traveler/visitor looking for a quiet beer, a family friendly nosh or a fine dining experience will find it in Leeds. Some of the famous restaurant's in leeds are…
1) Tetley's Brewery Wharf. Tetley's has been brewing beer in the UK 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.
2) Whitelocks. Licensed since 1715 this small pub offers ambience and prize winning brew.
3) The Angel Inn. For a good price and a good pint in an old fashioned setting with a true beer garden, this pub can't be beaten.
Leeds Hotels and Accommodation
Cheap Accommodation in Leeds range from friendly and funky self cater establishments to the high end. In between there are numerous mid-level chains. My advice is not to visit without a reservation; University, sports, financial and cultural concerns keep most lodgings near capacity year round.
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