Leeds is a vibrant, artistic and culturally rich city in the North of England that makes for a superb short break. Fly to Leeds and you get a city with heart, history, and a sense of humour. For all the incredible museums and galleries, the slick architecture of the financial district, the grandeur and opulence of the Victoria Quarter… Leeds is always down to earth, friendly, and a pleasure to discover. Your cheap Leeds flights give you two cities for the price of one - beautiful historic York is just a short trip away from Leeds city centre, and well worth seeing while you’re so close.
When to book flights to Leeds
Leeds has very typical UK weather – relatively mild winters and summers and lots of rain. If you want to spend a lot of time in Leeds’ parks – and you should, they’re really beautiful. The best time for you to get cheap Leeds flights is from late spring through to September. You won’t be in the tropics but you’ll have long evenings and a good chance of beautiful sun that’s more than warm enough for you to lie out in!
If you fly to Leeds in autumn or winter, you may not get as much sunshine and warmth but you do get to appreciate more of the city’s incredible indoor attractions – and if you come at Christmas time when the lights are twinkling, you’ll never see its streets look prettier!
What to see in Leeds
There are definitely some must see attractions to get to when you book cheap flights to Leeds, from exploring its huge collection of museums and historic sites to its superb shopping arcades and centres.
There are a lot of stately homes and historical sights in Leeds, and you might not have time to get around to see them all during you trip, but some of the more popular ones for tourists to see are Abbey House and Museum, Temple Newsam, Kirkstall Abbey, and Harewood House. Lots of these homes have beautiful gardens too, so if the day is nice, make sure to leave yourself ample time to explore these. If you want more outdoors adventure, head north to the Yorkshire Dales where you’ll find over 680 square miles of outdoors to adventure in!
York, just 20 minutes on the train from Leeds, is a beautiful city and should definitely be included in your trip when you book cheap Leeds flights. It’s much more historic and ‘quaint’ than Leeds, and it has plenty for you to see from the famous York Minster Cathedral to the National Railway Museum, or the endlessly charming Shambles that was a street full of butcher shops back in Medieval times. You might prefer to book a hotel in Leeds, or in York, depending on what you want from your stay. Check out what’s available on Ryanair Rooms while you’re booking your flights to Leeds.
Public transport in Leeds is the perfect way to get around the city, there’s a well-connected bus and train service. It’s a compact centre too, so getting around on foot is ideal if you can (and want to!). Taxis are plentiful but will obviously cost a lot more.
If you want to leave the city to see the Dales, the Moors, the Peak District or the beautiful towns, villages, and stately homes of the region, then hiring a car from Leeds Airport is your best option – book with Ryanair Car Hire and collect your wheels when your cheap Leeds flights land!
What to Eat Leeds:
The foodie scene in Leeds is great, with loads of great quality dining option available to you no matter your budget and cravings. From gourmet street food to Michelin star menus, you won’t go hungry. There are a few local dishes that you might want to try – pork pies and fish & chips anyone? – but also a huge range of establishments serving up everything from Italian favourites to juicy jerk chicken or superb Indian, tapas, Japanese or Pakistani food.