Book flights to Leeds Bradford Airport and explore lovely Leeds and Yorkshire! Stay in the city and experience all of Leeds’ wonderful cultural, artistic and architectural attractions - or if you’d prefer, venture further afield into the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside for an adventure in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. In the city, a visit to the National Mining Museum is recommended, and the Royal Armouries museum is fascinating. The city is jam packed with great restaurants, and if you’re looking for a party, you’ll easily find one in the city’s fantastic pubs, bars and clubs! Book flights to Leeds with Ryanair today.
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With the city centre being fairly compact, you can easily make your way around on foot, bus or by boat on the canal to the numerous museums, craft centres, night clubs, public houses, theatres or the opera. For a more relaxed approach to experiencing the city, take a leisurely stroll through the historic parks, gardens and battlefields.
Leeds Tropical World

Just outside the city centre you can find Leeds Tropical World. This park features one of the largest collections of tropical and exotic plans in the United Kingdom.

​Address: Princes’ Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 237 0754 ​Website: www.roundhaypark.org.uk​Opening hours: Summer: 10am-6pm. Winter: 10am-4pm
Turk’s Head Yard

At Turk’s Head Yard you can imagine life in the 18th century. Attractions here include historic cottages and a late 19th century public house that serves food and drinks.

​Address: Briggate, Leeds​Opening hours: Daily​More info: Just off Briggate is a criss- cross of alleys and victorian arcades
Harewood House

A grand 18th century manor house, home to the Queen’s cousin, provides a day out for the family where you can take in an outstanding art collection. Walk in the spectacular gardens or go for a boat ride on the lake.

​Address: Harewood Estate, Harewood, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 218 1010​Website: www.harewood.org
The Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries feature a large collection of military artefacts. The extensive collection features a combination of displays, dramatic interpretations, live action events and interactive technology from the Leeds, London and Portsmouth museums.

​Address: Armouries Drive, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 220 1999​Website: www.royalarmouries.org​Opening hours: Daily: 10am-5pm
Temple Newsam

This historic Tudor-Jacobian mansion housing houses a large collection of paintings. It has landscaped gardens, parkland and summer concerts. It also has Europe’s largest Rare Breeds Farm with more than 400 animals.

​Address: Temple Newsam Road, Off Selby Road, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 336 7461
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Located in Skipton outside Leeds, this steam railway provides scenic journeys between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the Bolton Abbey station. The railway takes you through the picturesque Yorkshire Dales that surround the city of Leeds.

​Address: Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Leeds​Phone: +44 1756 710 614​Website: www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk
Leeds is regarded one of north England’s best places to dine out due to its diversity. You can get it all, and many of the city’s old warehouses, mills and historical buildings have been converted into amazing venues for everything from lower-end to higher-end dining.
Miah's Kitchen

Miah's Kitchen has a striking and stylish interior and offers an extensive menu with a careful selection of dishes. The dishes are true to the colourful, regional Indian cuisine.

​Address: 3 York Place, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 245 9922​Website: www.miahskitchen.co.uk
Dish

Dish is a stylish restaurant very popular with its guests. Everyone will find something they like from the creative and modern British menu. Choose from classics like the black pudding.

​Address: 19 Boar Lane, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 318 2274​Website: www.dishdining.co.uk​Opening hours: Closed on Mondays
Brasserie Forty Four

This former riverside warehouse has a stylish bar, exuding an atmosphere of buzzy informality. Smokehouse and chargrilled are just some of the choice on the eclectic menu.

​Address: 44 The Calls, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 234 3232​Website: www.brasserie44.com
Maxi’s

Maxi’s offers oriental food in a busy pagoda-style restaurant. The restaurant specializes in Canton flavours and hot, spicy Peking dishes.

​Address: 6 Bingley Street, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 244 0552​Website: www.maxi-s.co.uk
Thai Edge

Its location on Calverley Street in Leeds city centre makes this restaurant a popular venue. The restaurant has a modern feeling and offer amazing food at reasonable prices. Thai Edge has received many awards for Best Service and Best Oriental Restaurant in the United Kingdom.

​Address: New Portland Street, 7 Calverley Street, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 243 6333​Website: www.thaiedgeleeds.co.uk​Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12pm-2.30pm and 5.30pm-11.30pm. Fri 12pm-2.30pm and 5.30pm-12am. Sat 12pm-2.30pm and 5.30pm-12am. Sun 12pm-3pm and 5.30pm-9.30pm
After a full day of sightseeing and shopping it can be nice to sit down in a coffee shop and enjoy something good to drink or eat. Leeds has a great selection of cafés from coffee-bars to vegetarian places, or why not go to any of the international coffee shops?
Arts Café Bar and Restaurant

This was Leeds’ first original Café/Bar when it opened in 1994. This place serves sandwiches by day and menus by night. Arts Café Bar and Restaurant also features live music and exhibits artwork.

​Address: 42 Call Lane, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 243 8243​Website: www.artscafebar.co.uk​Opening hours: Daily 12pm-11pm. Sat till late
Thai Cottage

Located near the legal district, this small friendly café is open from seven in the morning till eight every night (except Sundays). The place serves the standard café fare, in addition to its Thai specialties such as soups, spring rolls or curries.

​Address: 39 Great George Street, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 245 9224​Website: www.mythaicottage.co.uk​Opening hours: 7am-8pm, except Sundays
Henry’s Café Bar

This café-bar is located in the centre of Leeds and offers something for everyone. Here you can enjoy a coffee or a lunch or why not have an evening meal at this friendly place? They also serve fabulous cocktails made from fresh ingredients.

​Address: 10 Greek Street, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 245 9424​Website: www.henryscafebar.co.uk
Oranaise Café

Oranaise Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner inspired from North African cuisine. Here you can relax in a peaceful and romantic environment with a fresh mint tea and newly made cake.

​Address: 1 The Crescent, Hyde Park, Leeds​Phone: +44 772 972 8331 ​Website: www.oranaise-cafe.co.uk
Roots and Fruits

This vegetarian café serves a range of snacks, sandwiches and hot dishes. They also have great selection of teas. Roots and Fruits is described as a welcoming place and have been in business since 1989.

​Address: 10-11 Grand Arcade, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 242 8313​Website: www.rootsandfruits.net​Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm. Sat 10am-7pm
Having grown from an industrial city to a financial and commercial international centre in the north, Leeds offers everything from traditional public house experience to the eclectic, indie-style hangouts and bars dominated by pin-striped suits and glamorous cocktail venues. Get in with the funky at Fibre, score great deals on drinks at the beach clubs or hide out at Leeds’ soul spot no. 1 – the Wire. Nightclubs in Leeds attract the best DJ’s worldwide and any night of the week they put on events that will make you dance till sunrise or longer.
Whitelocks

For the ultimate local favourite, visit this pub, hidden away down an alley in the centre of town. Whitelocks is situated in an 18th century building and described as a haven of Old World charm. One local put it like this: "It is the kind of place visitors would love, if they could ever find it."

​Address: Turks Head Yard, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 245 3950​Website: www.whitelocksleeds.com​Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am-midnight. Fri-Sat 11am-1am. Sundays 12pm-midnight
Baby Jupiter

Baby Jupiter is a delightful and kitsch retro bar located in Leeds’ financial quarter. In this basement bar you can enjoy live music accompanied by some good drinks.

​Address: 11 York Place, Leeds​Phone: +44 113 242 1202​Website: www.babyjupiter.co.uk
Mojo

This bar is famous for its tasty cocktails and especially popular with the indie crowd. Mojo has won awards and it is constantly referred to in lifestyle magazines.

​Address: 18 Merrion Street, Leeds​Phone: +44 845 611 8643​Website: www.mojobar.co.uk
Fibre

Fibre is especially popular with Leeds’ best-looking and most well-dressed people. This funky bar turns into a pumping club on the weekends; do not forget to bring your dancing shoes.

​Address: 168 Lower Briggate, Leeds​Website: www.barfibre.com​Opening hours: Sun-Wed 12pm-1am. Thu-Fri 12pm-3am. Sat 12pm-4am
Wire

The exterior might be somewhat uninviting, but once you are inside you can see why it is one of Leeds’ best underground spots for soul, dance and great indie tunes. The staff and clientele are very friendly.

​Address: 2a Call Lane, Leeds​Phone: +44 1132 340980​Website: www.wireclub.co.uk
Leeds has been dubbed United Kingdom’s shopping Mecca of the north, and for good reason: the abundance of shopping centres and the compact city centre. There is no need to bring your walking shoes. The County Shopping Arcade is located in the heart of the city. It features a stylish architecture with a glazed roof, mosaic floors and a large variety of shops, fashion boutiques and cafés. Another shopping centre is the Granary Wharf, located on Neville Street in the waterfront area. It has a large selection of shops, including many unusual stores. The Leeds Corn Exchange, an unusual circular building, is for the more old-fashioned shopping experience. It has more than 60 independent and quirky shops under a stunning domed roof. A must-see shopping area is the Victoria Quarter, topped by the largest stained glass roof in Europe. This area was once a mass of narrow yards housing slaughter houses and butcher shops, and was then redeveloped in the early 1900’s. Finally, for the all-you-need experience, go to the Headrow Shopping Centre. It has a vast array of shops, including antique shops, spread over three floors. It also has restaurants, cafés, bars, nightclubs, a multi-screen cinema and a health club.
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Leeds Bradford International Airport

The Leeds Bradford International Airport is located about 18 kilometers from Leeds. By bus, the MetroConnect service links the Leeds City bus and train stations to the airport. The service costs about £4 for a single ticket and £6 return. The buses run every 30 minutes and the journey lasts approximately 30 minutes. www.wymetro.com You can also hire transport to and from the airport. +44 113 258 5888 www.arrowprivatehire.co.uk

​Address: Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds​Phone: +44 871 288 2288​Website: www.lbia.co.uk​More info: Prices updated November 2013
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