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Leeds City Guide

Leeds is a vibrant city with over 5 miles of city centre shopping, great nightlife and is the only city outside of London in England to have its own ballet company, repertory theatre and opera house.    Museums and attractions include the Royal Armouries, Thackary Medical Museum, Harewood House, Lotherton Hall, Temple Newsam, Leeds Art Gallery and much more

Sporting attractions are provided through the Headingley cricket ground, Leeds Carneige rugby union, Leeds Rhinos rugby league and of course leeds United FC at Elland road.  There's also close to 4000 hectares of parks and greenspaces.

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Leeds Attractions & Days Out

Leeds City Museum
Experience a world of discovery.. explore four floors of interactive and exciting galleries. Come face to face with the Leeds tiger, step into Ancient Worlds to meet Nesyamun, the Leeds mummy, and dig for fossils in the Life on Earth gallery.
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Royal Armouries
The Royal Armouries is Britainís national museum of arms and armour. At the Leeds Museum there are over 8,500 objects on display in five galleries: War; Tournament; Oriental; Self Defence and Hunting
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Leeds Art Gallery
housing a world class collection of 20th century British art and presenting exciting temporary exhibitions. Offering exhibitions, displays, learning programmes, events and activities.

Tropical World
Walk through different ecosystems and be introduced to some of the flora and fauna which inhabit them, including desert with meerkats, rainforest, South America house and more.
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Thackray Museum
Step back in time and experience Leeds in 1842! Learn about medical care, health and life for citizens of Leeds in hands-on exhibits, including pain pus and blood, new frontiers of surgery and disease in retreat.
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Roundhay Park
A public park since 1872, Roundhay Park's 700 has parkland, woodland, lakes, award winning Chelsea Flower show gardens and is one of the largest urban parks in the world.
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The Grand Theatre & Opera House
Built in 1878, the Grand Theatre is still attracting famous names and providing a varied programme of events including musicals, ballet, comedy, bands and drama.
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West Yorkshire Playhouse
The Playhouse has 2 theatres, The Quarry has 750 seats and The Courtyard 350. It is a producing theatre and hosts a variety of shows which often then progress to tour other regional theatres.
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Kirkstall Abbey
The historic ruins date back to 1152 abd are one of th emost complete examples of a cistercian abbey in the United Kingdom. The abbey is set in parklands near to the River Aire and hosts an active events programme.
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Harewood House
Harewood House is over 250 years old, and is still a home as well as one of Yorkshire's premier attractions. as well as the house there are extensive gardens and grounds, a bird garden, children's playground, cafe, tearooms and several shops.
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Temple Newsam
The Temple Newsam Estate has a wealth of attractions for all the family, the Tudor-Jacobean house has been restored, there are parks, gardens and grounds and farm.
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Lotherton Hall
Situated to the east of Leeds, Lotherton Hall is an Edwardian house and estate, with formal gardens and woodland walks. There is also a bird garden on the grounds.
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Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, a registered charity, it has grown into a 24 acre site. It’s not only a working farm with a wide variety of animals, but also a major centre for community and environmental work.
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Henry Moore Institute

Abbey House Museum

Armley Mills

City Varities

Middleton Railway

Golden Acre Park

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Thwaite Mills

 

Leeds: What's On

Live At Leeds
3rd to 6th May
A metropolitan music festival at various venues across the city, showcasing local up and coming bands alongside established national acts. The Vaccines are among this years acts.
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Leeds Loves Food
24th to 26th May
The cities food festival is back and this year will be held in Millenium square. The festival has a vast array of foodie events including a gourmet wine evening, beer and food matching, a kitchen theater and the new Yorkshire food and drink show is coming to town.
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Slam Dunk North
25th May 2013
Day 1 of this three day roving muysic Festival takes place in Leeds, this year headliners have been announced as All Time Low, with a host of other bands and DJ's across the 7 stages.

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Leeds Festival
23rd to 25th August
One of the iconic festival of the UK festival season, this year with main stage headliner Eminem.
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