Leeds tourist and travel information

Leeds tourist and travel information

Leeds Travel Information


Hire - Leeds Air - Leeds Bradford International Airport is signposted on all major roads over a wide area, including the M1 and M62 motorways and the Yorkshire section of the A1. It is 7 miles north east from the centre of Bradford and 11 miles north west of Leeds city centre. Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds, LS19 7TU. Tel: 0113 250 9696. The Airport is about 8 miles from Leeds.


Travel by train

Rail Leeds - Travel by Leeds - Leeds Station, Leeds, LS1 4DY. CCTV. Ticket office. Waiting room. There are a wide range of Cafe's, bars and restaurants on the main concourses and platforms. Pay phone. Shops. Toilets. Whole station step free access. Wheelchairs available. Taxi rank.

Headingley Station, Kirkstall Lane
Leeds, LS5 3LD.Only parts of station step free access.

Network Rail, 40 Melton Street, London, NW1 2EE. Tel: 020 7557 8000. www.networkrail.co.uk

Northern Rail. Tel: 0845 00 00 125. www.northernrail.org

National Express East Coast. Customer Relations Tel: 08457 225 333. nationalexpresseastcoast.com


Leeds - Ferries Leeds - Ferries - Hull Ferries, P&O Ferries, King George Dock, Hedon Road, HU9 5QA. Main ferries to Rotterdam in Holland or Zeebrugge in Belgium. The Ferry Port at Hull is about 60 miles from Leeds via the motorway centre.


M1 Motorway

Roads Leeds - Travel by road - Leeds is about 3 miles north of Junction 42 of the M1 Motorway. The M1 is a north - south motorway which links London to Leeds. Leeds is about 200 miles from London.

M1 Motorway

A1 Motorway

Roads Leeds - Travel by road - Leeds is about 9 miles SW of the A1(M). The A1 and the Motorway known as the A1(M) runs from London to Edinburgh. Leeds is about 220 miles from Edinburgh.

A1 Motorway

M 62 Motorway

Roads Leeds - Travel by road - Leeds is about 3 miles north of Junction 28 of the M 62 Motorway. The M 62 Motorway takes traffic accross the Pennines from Liverpool to Hull. Leeds is about 70 miles from Liverpool and 60 miles from Hull.

M 62 Motorway

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Leeds Tourist information


Sport Leeds - Sport - Leeds United FC, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES. Tel: 0845-121-1992. The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, Leeds, LS6 3BU. Tel: 0870 429 6774. Ten Pin Bowling, hollywood bowl Leeds, Warner Village, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS4 2DG. Tel: 0113 279 9111.

Leeds United FC




Stores Leeds - Shopping - Leeds became the post-Industrial Revolution centre of the Yorkshire cloth trade and is arguably the birthplace of ready made clothing and the chain store. In 1883 pioneering local man, Joseph Hepworth, established the first ever chain of tailoring stores and just one year later Michael Marks, of Marks & Spencer fame, opened his first stall at Leeds’ Kirkstall Markets. Marks & Spencer, 47 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HF. Tel: 0113 243 2667. Leeds Cross Gates Simply Food - Station Road, Cross Gates, Leeds, LS15 8BZ. Tel: 0113 264 9945. British Home Store Leeds - 28 Albion Arcade, West Yorkshire, LS1 5ER. Tel: 0845 8410215. British Home Store White Rose Leeds - White Rose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, LS11 8LL. Tel: 0845 8410296. Leeds Kirkgate Market, Leeds. The second largest covered market in Europe with 800 stalls attractingover 100 thousand visitors a week. Corn Exchange Leeds - In recent years the Corn Exchange has gone a major redevelopment, into a fabulous shopping mall. St Johns Shopping Centre is situated in the heart of Leeds, between Merrion Street and the Headrow. The Light, Leeds, is a premier retail and leisure destination offering shopping, cafes, restaurants, bars and a 13 screen multiplex cinema. The Victoria Quarter, Leeds - stylish shopping development specialises in top international designers. Prada, Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, Ted Baker, Vivienne Westwood, Karen Millen, French Connection and more. Pavement cafes give a continental atmosphere. The White Rose shopping centre is conveniently located on the south side of Leeds close to the motorway network off junction 28 of the M62.





Entertainment Leeds - Entertainment - West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP. Box office: 0113 213 7700.


Art Gallery

Other information Leeds - Other information - The city has many grand, old civic buildings and a wealth of galleries and museums. Queen Victoria opened the imposing Town Hall in September 1858 and the Civic Hall, which is constructed from dazzling white Portland stone, dates from the 1930s. Armley Mill was once the largest woollen mill in the world and has been converted into an award winning industrial museum.


Other information Leeds - Other information - The Trans Pennine Trail is a route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders which passes through Leeds. The trail links Southport, on the Irish Sea, with Hornsea on the North Sea coast, a total of 207 miles. www.transpenninetrail.org.uk



Leeds hotels


Guest House bed and breakfast in Leeds

For hotels in other areas near to Leeds see Harrogate hotels & Wakefield hotels. For bed and breakfast in other areas near to Leeds see bed and breakfast in Harrogate & bed and breakfast in Wakefield.

West Yorkshire Map and Attractions

Bradford is 200 miles from London. It is 29 miles from Ilkley to Huddersfield and 16 miles from Halifax to Leeds.

Airports Airport indicated is Leeds/Bradford.

Roads Leeds is about 3 miles north of Junction 42 of the M1 Motorway.

Yorkshire map

Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is a station in Leeds.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030. nmpft.org.uk.
Attraction 2 - The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE Tel: 01422 321002.
Attraction 3 - Eureka! The Museum for Children, Discovery Road, Halifax Tel: 01422 330012. eureka.org.uk.
Attraction 4 - XSCAPE CASTLEFORD (Located at J32 off M62), Xscape Ltd, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA. xscape.co.uk.
Attraction 5 - The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR Tel: 01535 642323
Attraction 6 - Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248.

Castleford Xscape

Piece Hall Halifax

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