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Wharf on waterfront, free entry




Granary Wharf, just a five minute walk from Leeds city centre, is the ideal beauty spot to spend a few hours outside and enjoy the picturesque waterside setting. Strolling down to the area from the canal side, you can enjoy the ambience of this stunning area with cobbled bridges and the original working locks of the waterways. Enter either from Water Lane, Holbeck, over the bridge and down the steps around our striking Candle House residential building or over the sparkling new footbridge approach from Neville Street, walking underneath our other residential block, the copper-clad Waterman’s Place.

From the city centre, walk along ‘Light’ Neville Street, a tunnel which in 2010 was transformed into a new gateway to the city as part of a £4.6 million project. This transformation of the former tunnel included light installations integrated on the east wall designed by Berlin-based sound & light artist Hans Peter Kuhn. The installation for the west wall that creates the illusion of movement was created by Leeds-based graphic designer Andy Edwards.Turn into the rejuvenated dark arches and across the bridge which runs over the torrents of rushing water of the River Aire, taking in the original Victorian brickwork of the tunnels and arches that weave below the train station above.

The area offers something for both city lovers and loungers. Relax and watch passers-by outside one of the cosmopolitan bars or restaurants, or for the more outdoorsy types, take a leisurely walk up the canal towards Brewery Wharf or west past the stunning towers of the Italian-inspired Tower Works building and on towards Kirkstall.

Granary Wharf is the perfect place to witness a real working waterfront, brought to life by the sights of boats working their way up and down the waterway and docking at the wharf for an overnight stay. The canal banks are home to a host of creatures native to the waterside, from ducks and birds to fish and otters.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Open all the time


Free entry


Granary Wharf,



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Map reference: SE 295335  Lat: 53.79698 Long: -1.55361

By Car:

From the M621 take junction 3. Enter Leeds on Neville Street and at Bridgewater Place, turn left towards Granary Wharf.

By Public Transport:

From Leeds city station head down the steps in front of the station onto Neville Street. Turn right and walk past the Hilton hotel then take the next right.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access