See all that Leeds has to offer.
Tick the next city off your bucket list. Discover an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Or, enjoy a scenic train ride over rolling hills and heather moorland.
Leeds is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding areas.
Find out about all of the wonderful travel destinations right on our doorstep.
The Yorkshire Dales
Up hill and down dale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of Yorkshire’s most iconic scenery and attractions. You’ll find some of the finest limestone landscapes in the UK, from crags and pavements to underground labyrinths of caves. Each valley or ‘dale’ has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops.
Stone-built villages sit amongst traditional farming landscapes of field barns, drystone walls and flower-rich hay meadows. Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland contrast with the scattered remains of former mines and other rural industries which remind us of the area’s rich industrial heritage.
Yorkshire’s Industrial Heritage Towns
It’s not all moors, dales, rivers and coastlines, there is beauty to be found in the industrial heritage towns that pepper the landscape. Perfect for spending the day on a long scenic walk along the canal with a well-earned stop off at a good old Yorkshire pub, via some great independent shops and market places.
Hebden Bridge is known for its love of the arts, with festivals and events all year round. Saltaire, a world heritage site set alongside the Leeds-Liverpool canal, is the perfect destination for absorbing some local history, whilst Salts Mill boasts a fantastic Hockney collection. Meanwhile, Skipton offers some of the finest charity shopping around on its winding streets over the canal.
The Yorkshire Coast
Head up to Whitby and uncover the witchy secrets kept in the cobbled streets and take in the views of the Abbey and the sparkling blue ports.
Or take a trip down to Filey, the beloved family holiday town with great views of the open sea and sand ideal for building the grandest of sandcastles. And there’s nothing better than fresh fish and chips and sitting under a parasol with a lemon-topped soft serve cone, staring out over the cliffs.