There's a lot to see in Leeds!
If you're looking for a fun-filled break away from home in the UK, head for Leeds where you can get a good mix of the city lights and nature's marvels. In fact, there are so many things you can do in Leeds according to your interests that you'll wish you went there earlier.
Apart from shops, bars, restaurants, clubs and museums, there's lush greenery all around you, so put on your walking shoes and head for the hills. Here are a few of the many things you might like to do over a weekend in lovely Leeds:
You'll be amazed to see an antique brewery turned into an art center, with three floors to explore and enjoy. Entry here is for free, and the family art workshops are also free to attend; great fun for all ages! There's plenty to see and do here so make sure you make time for a visit.
Enter this four-storied museum that is a journey in time from the ancient Egyptian mummies to Roman works of art, and much more. Don't leave the place before you see the Collectors’ Gallery which houses weird and amazing obsessions and unseen bits of local history. By spending a good amount of time here, you stand to walk through the pages of history inexpensively and enjoy yourself immensely.
Did you know that the Owl is a symbol of Leeds. The Leeds Coat of Arms displays a fleece supported by owls on a blue background. Interpretations of the owl can be found all over Leeds City Centre by following the Owl Trail. This is one more free activity you can indulge in when you're in Leeds. You'll be able to spot 25 owls in all kinds of places in the city. Whether you like owls or not, it's an unusual activity that you won't forget for a long time to come.
This seven-mile long journey, spanning from the southern tip of Woodhouse Moor, will take you to a side of this city that you never thought was there. And you'll also find some landscape surprises dotted on this route, so go along and enjoy the scenic pleasures of this area.
Where the Meanwood Valley Trail ends, you'll find the wonderful and picturesque Golden Acre Park with a wildfowl lake at its midpoint. You'll also be wonderstruck by the breathtaking National Plant Collections and the inherently beautiful gardens. A stroll round the park is the perfect way to de-stress and relax.
Leeds has a strong sporting heritage and in the early 20th Century was known as a rugby town. Leeds offers impressive sports grounds and stadiums, including the 40,000 capacity Elland Road Football Stadium and 22,000 capacity Headingley Stadium, regularly playing host to some of the world’s biggest sporting names. The city is also home to several highly regarded sports teams, including the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos, Yorkshire Carnegie and Leeds United F.C. June 2016 will also see Leeds being host to the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Series.
Just a few days in Leeds can put the colour back in your cheeks and breathe new life into you. Won't you try it someday soon?
Freya Lowe is a Blogger and Adventure Seeker who also writes for Land of Deals which is an official blog of Dealslands UK. In this post she has presented some of the best places to visit in Leeds.
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