Discover More Info & Listings for Leeds in Yorkshire

By: Haley Softie
Despite often being overlooked in favour of Manchester, Leeds is a popular Northern city. It has got a population of nearly 450,000 & attracts plenty of business visitors, too. Due to its many places of interest, Leeds is also a top tourist location.

From beautiful architecture to historical sites, Leeds has some gorgeous things to see & do. One of the city's best delights is Kirkstall Abbey, which is a historical abbey situated on the outskirts of the city. It is thought to be one of Britain’s most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey. The building of the abbey began in 1152 and it took more than seventy five years to finish. The historical abbey is now a Grade 1 listed structure.

In addition to Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds has many other things to do, which include the historical Kirkgate Market.

From the cutting edge fashion found in the Victoria Quarter to the excellent designer stores of The Light and the independent boutiques of the arcades, Leeds gives visitors many fabulous shopping opportunities. Whether you are looking for a brand new outfit or even an out of this world birthday present, you are sure to find it in this playful city.

If you are not keen on shopping, you'll be happy to know that Leeds has plenty of other places of interest. These include the extremely insightful Leeds City Museum and the Henry Moore Institute, which caters to the more cultured tourist.

Alternatively, you could visit one of the city's fabulous parks or even the breathtaking Nelson Mandela gardens, which are located in the heart of the city. These attractive gardens were constructed to celebrate the year 2000 at a cost of ?12 million. They were jointly funded by Leeds council and the Millennium Commission. The gardens won a medal at the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show, although they were damaged this year because of a massive water fight that was organised on the social networking site, Facebook.

In addition to great shopping and culture, Leeds also has fantastic nightlife. From VIP cocktail bars and quaint pubs to gay bars and impressive nightclubs, the city truly boasts something for all of us.

If you'd rather have an early night, you will be pleased to know that the city also boasts some great luxury hotels, including the Leeds Novotel. These hotels offer a real treat, so you can't fail to get a great rest and a fantastic breakfast.

Thank you for perusing our guide to Leeds! Whether you want to go on a shopping spree or even just an interesting day out, we think you will agree that Leeds has something for everyone.
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