Overview of Leeds
These two Northern cities are so close that they've practically merged together, but Leeds and Bradford are still very much distinct entities with different atmospheres and attractions. Leeds has undergone more than ten years of improvement work, which has resulted in an explosion of entertainment, culture, fashion destinations and food hotspots in the city. If you’re hungry to learn everything you can about the city you’re in, Leeds won’t disappoint – it’s crammed full of museums, including the fascinating and family-friendly Thackray Medical Museum, as well as the Abbey House Museum, which gives visitors a unique peek at what Leeds would have been like in the Victorian times. Keen shoppers will find themselves in heaven in Leeds; there are hundreds of outlets catering to bargain spotters and cash-splashing types alike. With thousands of students living in this vibrant urban centre, it’s little surprise that the nightlife in Leeds is second-to-none, offering something for everyone. Bradford has its own fair share of attractions, including the Bradford Industrial Museum for budding historians, and an IMAX cinema for film buffs. Don’t miss a famous Bradford curry at one of the city’s top-notch restaurants.
Attractions in Leeds
Leeds is full of awe-inspiring historic houses, which make for fantastic day-trips for families. Pay a visit to the majestic Temple Newsam; once owned by Henry VIII, this Tudor-Jacobean estate now houses Europe’s largest rare breeds farm. Sports fanatics will be spoilt for choice in Leeds, as the city plays host to a huge variety of sporting events throughout the year including cricket, rugby, football and racing. If it’s a rainy day in Bradford, take the kids to the Bradford Ice Rink, where you can enjoy hours of indoor fun. When the sun is shining, be sure to take a walk in the Pennine countryside, where you’ll be surrounded by the breath-taking hills and moorland that inspired the beloved Victorian novels of the Brontë sisters.
Travel to and from Leeds Bradford International Airport
Leeds Bradford Airport is situated 6 miles northwest of Leeds city centre, and both Leeds and Bradford are easily accessible by public transport.
IATA code: LBA
Name: Leeds Bradford International Airport
Address: Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds, LS19 7TU.
Telephone: +44 (0)871 288 2288