"The perfect park for picnics, relaxing by the River Aire and leisurely strolls around one of the best surviving medieval Cistercian abbeys in Britain, Kirkstall Abbey has 24 hectares of parkland for you to explore. The park stretches from Abbey Mills Wildflower Meadows, which is carpeted in bluebells in the spring, past the tennis courts on the far side and over the road to the playground and fields on either side of Abbey House Museum. Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH."
Abbey Road, Leeds, LS5 3EH
- Visit now. Founded in 1152, Kirkstall Abbey on the bank of the River Aire is one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian monastery in Britain. Its dramatic ruins have inspired artists such as JMW Turner over the centuries, and provided the perfect setting for Yorkshire’s Gothic Film Festival in 2013"
"You can send the day with friends lying on the grass in the beautiful park that surrounds the abbey,.or join of the numerous events organised there, like “Feast & Fiesta“, on May 11th.Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3"
Clifford's Tower, York
4.2 (3127 ratings)4 (1966 ratings)
13th-century castle keep, built on a grass mound, formerly used as a prison and royal mint.
"Clifford’s Tower, a semi-ruined 13th-century remnant of York Castle, is also one of the few Norman relics in a city dominated by Viking influence. Nowadays, Clifford’s Tower is one of the most popular and emblematic sights in York, and the panoramic views from the tower’s ramparts make it an excellent starting point for first-time visitors to historic York."
"Seeing this amazing structure from the street is brilliant and free. It sits perfectly on top of its hill overlooking the city. It is almost all that remains of York Castle built by William the Conqueror and today is looked after by English Heritage"
"In the galleries at Abbey House Museum, you’ll be transported back to life in Victorian Leeds, strolling recreated 19th century streets. There are shops, a pub and houses, where you can peer inside and see how people lived a century or so ago, as well as regular new exhibitions. You can also discover a whole area on classic toys, including traditional games and Victorian dolls – you can even play some of the original penny slot machines (and buy an old-fashioned penny from the vending machine to do it)."
"The finest of Leeds' many lovely churches - and also the city's oldest - is St. John's in New Briggate. Built in 1634, its interior is notable for having two naves, as well as an original Renaissance rood screen, pulpit, and stalls. Other religious sites worth visiting in Leeds include St. Anne's Cathedral, the Roman Catholic cathedral in Cookridge Street (built 1904), and the Georgian Church of Holy Trinity on the riverbank in Boar Lane (1727)."
"One of the most remarkable constructions in Leeds, the Gothic style building was designed by the famous Robert Dennis Chantrell and got consecrated in 1841. In 2012, there was a rechristening and it became known as St. Peter’s and before that, Leeds Parish Church. Alongside the impressive look, visitors stay in awe of the Saxon cross and the vibrant mosaics right behind alter that represent 12 Apostles."
"Leeds Minster is one of the most striking structures in the city. It’s believed that the site has been used as a place of worship since the 7th century, but the current Gothic-style building, designed by Robert Dennis Chantrell, was consecrated in 1841. The building was christened Leeds Minster in 2012 and was known as St Peter’s and Leeds Parish Church prior to that."
"San Carlo is definitely one of the most luxurious spots to eat out in Leeds – this huge, classy dining room on South Parade is perfect for special occasions. The menu is as authentic as it gets, with recipes from the man the venue is named after used still, whether it’s Filetto al Pepe Verde, Lobster Risotto or their classic pizzas – whatever you choose, it’d be rude not to couple it with one of their handpicked Italian wines. San Carlo, 6-7 South Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5QX."
"This one’s for the pizza lovers, you’re going to love it here!. San Carlo Leeds is one of the city’s star attractions, offering classic Italian dishes with a modern aesthetic. Whether you got there for lunch or dinner, they’ve got plenty of meals to choose from to suit all tastes."
"Catch is a modern fish restaurant with a menu of tasty classics and creative twists. Of course, you can get all your battered favourites to takeaway – their whopping king-sized haddock fillet is a must-try for all fish & chip fiends – but they also do a medley of more refined seafood dishes in the restaurant. Expect plates of crisp tempura tiger prawns, aromatic monkfish curries and smoky seafood grills."
"Kerala Restaurant is highly reputed for the tasty and authentic South Indian cuisine that they serve to all their customers and guests. Welcoming all individuals and groups even people with special dietary requirements, they serve a wide variety of dishes that would certainly whet your appetite and fit the needs and preferences that you have. They have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes so better check their menu and order the one that is tempting your palate."
"The Lime Tree is an independent restaurant that Specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and pride themselves on extraordinary food with unbeatable prices!. With a great takeaway menu offering vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes, there is something for everyone!. They are offering a collection or delivery service Wednesday to Sunday 5pm - 9pm and have an option of a 2-course meal deal, so don’t miss out!"
"This spot became fully vegan in 2018, and these days it offers vegan junk food classics like burgers, fried “chicken” and hot dogs. Their fire fries are absolutely unreal, and their churros always hit the spot if you fancy a little something sweet after your meal. You can eat in or takeaway from Mog’s, depending on what you’re in the mood for."
"One of England's most impressive collections of sculpture is scattered across the formidable 18th-century estate of Bretton Park, 200-odd hectares of lawns, fields and trees. A bit like the art world's equivalent of a safari park, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park showcases the work of dozens of sculptors both national and international. The park is partly a homage to local heroes Barbara Hepworth (1903−75), who was born in Wakefield, and Henry Moore (1898−1986), though more of their works are on display at the Hepworth Wakefield."
"Set inside a large and elegant building, an £8 million development back in 2015 has seen York Art Gallery rise to one of the best regional galleries in the country. Boasting 7 exhibition spaces across 2 floors and an outdoor Artist’s garden, there’s plenty to see for the art lovers visiting York, including an internationally significant collection of ceramics spreading across 2 galleries and temporary exhibitions that mean there is always something fresh to see. Keep your eyes out for works by hugely famous artists such as Turner and Hockney."
"Fuse Art Space,
7 Rawson Place, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 3JP
- Visit now. Fuse is a new and exciting venue where multidisciplinary art forms meet a full spectrum of live performance; this dynamic space is broadening the artistic minds of Bradford and beyond."