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Trip List by Piglet-Leeds

Leeds Leisure, Culture and Fun

11 Jan 2008  
1.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

Top things to do on a trip to my home city

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Leeds
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Theater
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Leeds

  • 2. City Art Gallery
    Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

    Includes permanent exhibits and visiting exhibitions. A wide range of art to suit every taste from paintings and drawings through to sculpture and conceptual works. Permanent collections include works from Turner and some of the most acclaimed artists of the 21st century.

  • 3. Thackray Medical Museum
    Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

    Unique museum documenting the history of medicine, including interactive exhibits for all ages

  • 4. Victoria Quarter
    Victoria Quarter, Leeds

    Leeds's premium shopping district, perfect for flashing the cash, window shopping or possibly even spotting a celeb!

  • 5. Tropical World
    Tropical World, Leeds

    Fantastic value attraction, butterflies, meerkats, reptiles and more in a tropical climate.

  • 6. Roundhay Park
    Roundhay Park, Leeds

    Over 700 acres of parkland, lakes and woodland in the heart of Leeds. The Park includes scented gardens for the blind, National Plant Collections, Canal Gardens, the Monet and Alhambra Gardens, plus Tropical World (also known as Butterfly Gardens and Butterfly World) which attracts visitors all year round. Newly opened for 2005 is the Friends Garden, located alongside Canal Gardens and the Rainbow Garden.

    Woodpeckers, common warblers in spring and summer, mute swans, visiting whooper swans, great-crested grebes and herons can all be found at the park.

    The Upper Lake is maintained as a wildlife area, and the larger Waterloo Lake is used for fishing. The Park Arena is a natural amphitheatre which provides the venue for many special events ranging from sports days to major pop concerts and the spectacular bonfire and firework displays on 5th November .

    Facilities at the Park also include tennis courts, skateboard ramps, sports pitches, bowling greens, a sports arena, a golf course, and fishing. A lakeside cafe overlooks Waterloo Lake.

  • 7. The Royal Armouries
    The Royal Armouries, Leeds

    Military museum, often hosts special events including jousting and re-enactments.

  • 8. Kirkstall Abbey
    Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

    Picturesque ruined abbey set in acres of parkland that can be explored free of charge. A visitors centre and tearooms are also available on site.

  • 9. Leeds Grand Theatre

    Leeds' newly restored theatre, hosts a wide variety of local, national and international performances including ballet, musicals, plays, stand up comedy and childrens entertainment