Leeds is Yorkshire's largest city, and the sixth largest in Britain. Increasingly, it is the
administrative, communications and artistic centre of the region.
In 2005 in the Conde Nast Readers Travellers Awards, Leeds was voted best English city to visit
It is a city rich in culture and heritage, with first-class shopping, many great restaurants,
great parks and green spaces and only 20 miles from the
Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The City is home to nationally renowned arts organisations such as
the West Yorkshire Playhouse,
Northern Ballet Theatre,
The Henry Moore Institute.
Other attractions include
the Grand Theatre,
Leeds City Art Gallery,
Leeds City Museum and
the Royal Armouries Museum.
Leeds is home to the famous triennial
Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.
OS grid reference SE 297 338
Find hotels in or near Leeds
Books about Leeds
Born in Leeds:
Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) - author of children's books
Marco Pierre White (b.1961) - celebrity chef
Useful and informative links
- Discovering Leeds
- On this site you can find out more about the City of Leeds. Discover how Briggate developed,
see the waterfront as it used to be, find out the history of the Town Hall. Each topic brings
together information, photographs and maps and shows how Leeds has changed over the years.
- Leeds photographs from Geograph
- Leeds Theatres and Music Halls, Past and Present
- Leeds TownTalk
- Leeds TownTalk is your guide to the city centre, with everything you need to know to
make your visit even more enjoyable.
- Leodis: A Photographic Archive of Leeds
- Leodis is an online photographic archive containing over 48,000 images of Leeds, old and new,
managed by Leeds Library and Information Service.
- Wikipedia article on Leeds