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Where to stay in Leeds
Leeds City Center
4.5/5Wonderful!(1,029 area reviews)
The fantastic nightlife and popular shops are just a few highlights of Leeds City Center. Make a stop by Leeds Grand Theatre or O2 Academy Leeds while you're exploring the area.
4/5Very Good!(75 area reviews)
Holbeck is popular for its abundant dining options, and you can check out Canal Wharf, a top attraction in the neighbourhood.
A waterside weapons museum and a rusty factory serving as a bohemian art gallery are among the treats when you venture south of the city center.
2.5/5(8 area reviews)
While Harehills isn't home to many top sights, First Direct Arena and Leeds Grand Theatre are some notable places to visit nearby.
History buffs will enjoy exploring Leeds, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, lively bar scene and university vibe. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its theatres, restaurants and gardens. Top sights in the city include First Direct Arena, Royal Armouries and Thackray Medical Museum.
- There are 242 hotels and other accommodation options in Leeds
- The closest major airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre
- The next closest is in Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), 30.9 mi (49.7 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in Leeds
Well known for its theatres, the city's cultural venues include Royal Armouries, Thackray Medical Museum and O2 Academy Leeds. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Kirkstall Abbey, Temple Newsam House, and Harewood House. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the gardens and these places to visit: Roundhay Park, Townclose Hills Local Nature Reserve and Leeds Park Square.
Other favourite sights in Leeds include First Direct Arena, Leeds Grand Theatre and Elland Road Stadium. Outside the city, popular places to visit include National Coal Mining Museum, located 11.2 mi (18.1 km) from the city centre, and Turkish Baths and Health Spa, which is 13.5 mi/21.7 km away.
Getting around Leeds
If you want to journey outside the city, ride aboard a train from Leeds Station, Burley Park Station or Headingley Station. Leeds may not have many public transport options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.
Dressing for Leeds
- Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 9°C and the night-time average to be 2°C
- From April to June, temperatures average about 18°C during the day and 4°C at night
- July to September averages 19°C during the day and 8°C at night
- Between October and December, the average temperature is 13°C during the day and 2°C at night
- Leeds gets about 20 millimetres of rain per year
- Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 18°C, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 2°C
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