Superb Tourist Information on Leeds

By: Ms Leisha Greenfield
Widely regarded as the the north's unofficial capital, Leeds is a playful place. it has got a historic population of nearly 450,000. as well as its many residents, Leeds also attracts many business visitors and tourists.

It's a top city thanks to it's many places of interest, playful night life and great shopping opportunities.

With some exciting modern architecture and fabulous shops, Leeds has really transformed itself in recent years. despite this, there's still many structures that evoke the city's Victorian splendour, too. 1 of the most well-known Victorian structures is leeds town hall, which was designed by the architect Cuthbert Brodrick.

Leeds also has the amazing Kirkstall Abbey, which is located in the western outskirts of the city. This stunning Abbey is thought to be one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey in england. It has historical architecture, as well as stunning gardens that are packed with wildlife & greenery.

Kirkstall Abbey was started in 1152 and took over seventy-five years to construct. The historical ruins have been painted by artists including turner & the abbey is now a Grade 1 listed structure. In the summer, visitors flock to watch open-air concerts & plays in the captivating grounds of the Abbey.

From the cutting edge fashion found in the Victoria Quarter to the brilliant designer shops of The Light and the independent boutiques of the arcades, Leeds offers visitors many fantastic shopping opportunities. Whether you are looking for a brand new outfit or even an amazing birthday gift, you are sure to find it in this playful city.

If you don't like shopping, you'll be happy to know that Leeds has many other places of interest. These include the truly amazing royal armouries museum and the henry moore institute, which caters to the artistic visitor. on the other hand, you could visit one of the city's fantastic parks or even the gorgeous nelson mandela gardens, which are situated in the heart of the city.

These good looking gardens were constructed to celebrate the millennium at a cost of ?12 million & were funded by leeds council & the Millennium Commission. The gardens were awarded a prize at the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show, although they were damaged this year due to a massive water fight that was organised on the social-networking site, Facebook.

Leeds has got some superb nightlife, which begs to be experienced. Whether you would rather have a cosy drink in one of the city's quaint pubs or a glass of rose wine at one of Leeds' exclusive bars, you'll have a fantastic evening here.

After your drink, why not hit the nightclubs? Leeds has some superb nightclubs that cater to any style of music, so you'll be spoiled for choice.

Leeds also has plenty of live music venues, including the Cockpit. These venues cater mostly to rock music and attract local and touring bands.

Sadly, we have reached the end of our guide to leeds. despite this, if you need additional info, telephone your nearest tourist information centre, who will be pleased to assist you.
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