Leeds sits in the northern county of Yorkshire. This busy city is an ideal location for exploring the north of England since you’ll also be close to York, Harrogate and the ever-popular Yorkshire Dales
You’ll be able to do some serious shopping in Leeds city centre. The Trinity Leeds shopping centre houses more than 120 national and international brands, so there’s plenty of choice. There’s a cinema in the centre, too, so you can catch up with the latest releases from Hollywood while you’re there.
Three miles north of Leeds city centre sits one of Europe’s largest city parks. The Roundhay Park boasts more than 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodlands and gardens, and is an award-winning green space. You can also see all kinds of animals, from cuddly meerkats to leathery armadillos, at the Tropical World attraction in the park.
Call in at the Leeds Art Gallery, which is 5.6 miles from the hotel, and soak up some culture. The glass ceiling of this interesting museum has been transformed into a gallery. Leeds Art Gallery itself is part of a collection of galleries and museums in Leeds that provides visitors with insight into science, history and culture. General admission to the gallery is free.
The Royal Armouries Museum is devoted to the history of combat and features displays and galleries with themes such as self-defense, war, hunting and more. Admission is free.
Hop onto the train for 25 minutes and you’ll be in the wonderful city of York. Walk down The Shambles and see its quirky, slanted buildings. Learn about the city’s Viking past at the JORVIK Viking Centre. Of course, don’t leave without visiting city’s iconic York Minister as well.
Harrogate is only an extra 15 minutes more away on the train than York, so why not visit and go for a relaxing stroll in the RHS Harlow Carr garden? The garden covers 68 acres and is a real opportunity to appreciate the natural world.
Make the most of your location to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales – they’re less than an hour away by car. Drive for an extra hour and you’ll reach the Forest of Bowland, which is officially an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). When you stand before the deep valleys and look out across the open moorland, you’ll be glad you made the drive.