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Five things to do in and around Leeds

Emilija Morrison: Business Development Assistant


1. Royal Armouries Museum

Interestingly enough, this is one of the oldest museums in the world – it was initially housed in the Tower of London from the 15th century, though is now based within three sites: the Tower, Fort Nelson and, of course, the Royal Armouries Museum. Entry to the museum is free and the museum has a superb collection of armour. Talks are often hosted here, too.

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a castle surrounded by a body of water

2. Kirkstall Abbey

This is one is a real gem to visit. Absorb yourself in the exciting 800+ year history of the place, or attend one of the events. Upcoming events include Mindfulness at the Abbey and Yoga at the Abbey… Have you ever tried yoga at an abbey?

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a herd of sheep grazing on a lush green hillside

3. Roundhay Park

Three miles away from the centre of Leeds, this park is popular amongst locals. It has been popular for a while – I was even able to speak to a former Leeds resident, who fondly remembers the park during the 1950s. It is a great place for a walk, a run or maybe even a picnic. Major events can be held here throughout the year, from a fireworks display to sporting competitions.

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a large building with Harewood House in the background

4. Harewood House

25 minutes away from the centre by bus, Harewood House is a must-see for stately home fans. Both the house itself and the gardens are incredibly impressive, rich with fascinating history. There is also a magnificent art collection here, something definitely not to miss.

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5. Book a Leeds Walking Tour

On this tour, you’ll not only see and learn about our history, but you’ll also gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city today and explore some hidden gems along the way! From Leeds’ boom as a textile powerhouse, to the world’s oldest city music hall and of course, our iconic shopping arcades and quarters. There’s something for everyone on this unique experience.

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