Explore Beyond Leeds

Summer 2022

Explore Beyond Leeds

Summer 2022


Leeds is aptly located between the North York Moors, the Pennines, and the Yorkshire Dales and Coast. We’ve got the perfect balance of urban and rural. You can experience the vibe of the city, a bustling metropolis filled with intricate architecture and infinite stories, then find yourself in the midst of the charming Yorkshire countryside – all in a day.

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 scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth 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, evident of how the land has been shaped over thousands of years by the people who have lived and worked there. Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland contrast with the scattered remains of former mine workings and other rural industries which remind us of the area’s rich industrial heritage.

Plan a day trip for the family and visit some of the top attractions, visit an open farm or ice cream parlour, or learn more about the history of the area.

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Yorkshire’s Industrial Towns

Us Yorkshire folk are known for our friendly character, laid back demeanour and of course, our ‘funny’ accent. And there’s no better place to sample the best of the local than our local industrial heritage towns. Perfect for spending the day on a scenic walk down the river with a well-earned stop off at a good old Yorkshire pub.

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.

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The Yorkshire Coast

Catch the Scarborough Coastliner bus directly to the Yorkshire Coast and discover the allure of the Great British seaside, admiring the heather hills of the North York Moors along the way.

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.

You could even 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.

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Day trips from Leeds

There are endless bridle ways and footpaths to venture out on and experience the true beauty of Yorkshire for yourself. With historic landmarks and gorgeous scenery, there’s so much to see right on our doorstep.

Isn’t it about time you visited God’s Own Country?

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Image of CIty Park in Bradford with water fountains and reflection of Town Hall in water.

Neighbouring cities & towns

While you’re here, why not pay a visit to our neighbours in Bradford, Wakefield or York? You could sample some of the local cuisine, learn something new at one of the many museums, or add more of the country’s biggest annual festivals and events to your calendar.

>> Get one step closer to discovering the North.

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