Leeds is often called “the Knightsbridge of the North”, but whilst there is a Harvey Nicholls and lots of Victorian Arcades with independent shops, making it a shoppers delight, there is much more to discover about Leeds.
Our guided tour of Leeds covers so much including visits to museums and galleries as well as a walk around the City to discover Leeds’ industrial past – from small town to a major centre for textiles and engineering. Would you believe we have a mill built in the style of an Egyptian temple!
We’ll see where rich merchants lived and traded textiles and still see evidence of some of the old cloth halls.
We will look at some of the fabulous architecture from the iconic Leeds Town Hall – a real statement of civic pride in its day, to the other Cuthbert Broderick designed masterpiece – Leeds Corn Exchange.
We’ll visit Europe’s largest indoor market and see its Victorian splendour. Before heading along the River Aire to the Royal Armouries – a real treat.
There is such a choice of restaurants and café’s with a range of food styles for lunch. After lunch we’ll be heading onto Leeds Art Gallery for a guided tour of what the government recently described as an art collection of “national importance”. We’ll also be able to see some rare sculptures in the Henry Moore Institute.
Once we have taken in the highlights of Leeds we can head out a couple of miles down the road to experience the monastic delights of Kirkstall Abbey.
The day will be really flexible depending upon energy levels, mobility or interests – but whatever you want to get out of the visit, Real Yorkshire Tours will help you make the most of a visit to Leeds.