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• Enjoy one of a kind guest accommodation in some of the most historic and beautiful buildings in Leeds on the doorstep of some of United Kingdom's most renowned tourist attractions.

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Leeds Visitor information

Take a tour around the Leeds Town Hall and discover the cells beneath, the clock tower and all of it’s beautiful architecture, it really is an incredible building to see! 

You must see the Kirkstall Abbey next to the River Aire, with beautiful parkland you can pack a picnic and enjoy the views of the historic landmark which is still mostly intact and is a beautiful example of medieval architecture. 

The abbey house museum is a very interesting take on the history of Leeds, with recreated high streets, traditional shops and the Rover Inn Pub all give a glimpse of what it was like back in the day. 

You will be spoilt for choice shopping in Leeds! Victoria Gate is the newest shopping Centre in the city with a variety of designer boutiques and restaurants, the building itself stands out with its landmark design of the historic arcades and its incredible glass roof with 1030 diamond shaped panels of glass and marvelous light fixtures.  Trinity Leeds also holds 120 stores and is one of the best retail destinations in Leeds, with food outlets and a Cinema. 

Leeds Art Gallery is one of the finest attractions in the City, you can admire it’s Architectural design by Henry Moore’s Reclining Woman on the outside and it’s beautiful building, you can then head inside to see a great collection of art varying from paintings, photography and sculptures. 

The Royal Armouries is a free entry museum with more than 8,500 war related treasures and armour, which makes a very fascinating place to visit for an outlook of its history. 

Travel  

Leeds is a big city, with numerous ways to get around. 

Walking is one of the easiest ways around and can save you money! There are many locations in the City Centre which are walkable and easy to find, but you may need a different method if you would like to go further. 

There is bike hire at the Railway Station with Cycle point, and there are many cycling routes around the city & there are also other hire companies available. 

There is a Bus Network that runs throughout the city, and you can get various tickets or passes which are available. 

There are many Taxi ranks arounds the city, and one right outside the railway station. 

Leeds railway station is located on New Station Street to the south of the City Square, there are loads of main services running to other big cities nearby. 

If you´re travelling by car, it can get quite confusing due to the one-way City Centre Loop Road, however it is do-able! And you can bypass the City Centre with Leeds inner Ring Road as an alternative option. There are many car parks available in the City Centre which are very useful if you fancy a walk around the city instead. If you aren't travelling by car but would prefer to, then there are also numerous Car Hire Companies in Leeds, Such as Avis or Europcar and Hertz. 

History of Leeds

Leeds is a City which lies along the River Aire, it originated as an Anglo-Saxon Village on the north bank of the River Aire.

Kirkstall Abbey is truly a historic part of Leeds dating back to 1152, it was established during the time of Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries and now only its ruins remain remarkably intact and is a Grade 1 listed building. 

In 1207 the Lord of the Manor, Maurice Paynel developed a new town around the street we now call Briggate. 

In 1858, Queen Victoria opened the Leeds Town Hall which was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and is a magnificent example of Victorian Architecture. 

In 1786 Lady Lane chapel was constructed, the first worship place in the city. Then In 1838, St Anne’s church was built to replace it, and was later granted cathedral status in 1878. This was then demolished in 1899 due to development plans. In 1904 the Leeds Cathedral was built and replaced the original church St Anne’s building, with its beautiful Roman catholic architecture. 

In 1770 construction began on the 127 miles long Leeds-Liverpool Canal and took almost 50 years to complete. It became a great importance during the 19th Century, it was a vital resource for trading in the city, transporting stone, coal and other goods. 

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