Leeds is the third largest provincial city in Britain and was at its most prosperous in Victorian times. The most impressive monuments and public buildings date from this period, such as the city's magnificent, ornate shopping arcades. The Town Hall was opened by Queen Victoria herself in 1858 and is certainly worth seeing when you're based in a hotel in Leeds.
Top Attractions Close to Your Leeds Hotel
Leeds is today still mainly an industrial city, but in addition to the traditional factories and warehouses it is also home to a thriving cultural scene. The Grand theatre is one of the top operatic venues in Britain and Opera North regularly stages productions here. Lovers of art should make a point of visiting the fine City Art Gallery, which has impressive collections of 20th century works by mainly British artists, as well as many Victorian paintings, especially by Atkinson Grimshaw, a local artist.
The Royal Armouries Museum is home to collections of arms and armour from the Tower of London, and is another must-see from your West Yorkshire hotel in Leeds.
See a World Of Interest from a Hotel in Leeds
The kids will love Tropical World in Leeds, with its magnificent rainforest house, crystal pools and tropical fish and butterfly collections. Adults will be equally enthralled by Tetley's Brewery Wharf, a fascinating exploration of the English pub from its beginnings as a 14th century brew house to a vision of what it may well look like in 2053. There are so many things to see and do in Leeds when you stay at a local West Yorkshire hotel or B&B that you're spoilt for choice.
Explore More from Hotels in Leeds
West Yorkshire hotels enjoys fabulous landscapes that attract visitors throughout the year, to enjoy outdoor pursuits like trekking on the moors at Ilkley or white water rafting in the county's deep gorges and river valleys. There are also many lovely towns and cities here, which often have a rich industrial heritage. Leeds is one of the finest of these, with plenty to explore. Book a hotel in Leeds today and do not miss out on all the things Leeds has to offer.
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