Leeds is England’s third largest city and the financial and cultural heart of the county of West Yorkshire. Visitors can travel to Leeds Station via train from any major English city or fly into Leeds Bradford International Airport and catch a bus to Leeds Station or various points in the city centre.
The crown jewel of Leeds tourism is without a doubt the Leeds Festival, one of Europe’s largest alternative music festivals which regularly draws crowds in the tens of thousands. Leeds is also home to the Grand Theatre, a historic theatre that holds opera, ballet, music, and comedy performances, and the oldest Brazilian-style Carnival in Europe during which over 100,000 revelers visit Leeds every year.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, take a trip to Leeds Kirkgate Market, the largest covered market Europe featuring over 800 vendors selling English and international fare. Speaking of markets, Leeds also has one of England’s most famous German Markets, a must if you choose December for your holiday in Leeds.
Finally, those on vacation in Leeds with kids should make a stop at Tropical World, an oasis of exotic wildlife and tropical plants in the heart of Leeds. Next door, Roundhay Park, the largest in Europe, is a beautiful stretch of cultivated gardens and grassy fields that’s perfect for a picnic or just to relax. All in all, a a Leeds vacation brings together some of the best festivals, markets, and green spaces in England, so let’s get started planning your trip today!