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Arriving in Leeds

Cheap flights to Leeds are available throughout the year. Some flights to Leeds are available from regional airports around the UK. Flights to Leeds will arrive at Leeds Bradford International Airport. West Yorkshire Metro operates a number of bus services between the airport and Leeds city centre. Buses are available outside the airport terminal. Check the WYMetro website for more information. Taxis operated by Arrow Private Hire can be flagged down outside the terminal building. The taxis can also be booked in advance through the Arrow Private Hire website.

Getting Around Leeds

Leeds city centre is small enough to explore on foot. There is an extensive system of buses serving the city centre and surrounding areas. Most bus services are operated by First. FirstDay tickets allow unlimited travel on any service within Leeds and the West Yorkshire area for the whole day. Check the WYMetro or First website for more information on routes and services. Taxis can be easily flagged down within the city centre. There is also an efficient coach and train network to destinations further afield. More information about train services can be found on the WYMetro website.

Main Attractions

Vibrant and thriving, the northern city of Leeds provides a great city break for those who prefer to enjoy a holiday close to home. The compact city centre has a number of attractions within walking distance from each other. Visit the Royal Armouries for a look at thousands of deadly weapons. Demonstrations held throughout the day show how these some of these armaments are used. Go to peaceful St Anne’s Cathedral for some respite from the clashing weapons. The little cathedral boasts a wonderful neo-Gothic façade as well as a distinctive Arts and Crafts-style interior. Travel a few miles out of town to see Abbey House Museum, a faithful reconstruction of Victorian-era Leeds. Make the most of the journey with a trip to Kirkstall Abbey, a short distance from the museum.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

Leeds is an unabashed shopping mecca, with a large range of destinations for all budgets. The stunning Corn Exchange is home to a number of independent boutiques, and hosts a number of craft and record fairs throughout the year. The impressive Kirkgate Market is a popular destination with a large variety of food stalls, as well as a number of stalls selling clothes, electronics and even video games. Harvey Nichols is renowned for its selection of upmarket labels, as well as a food hall that stocks plenty of dainty delicacies. Those with a more down-to-earth budget can head to Pickles and Potter to sample their range of freshly made gourmet sandwiches. After that, head to Whitelocks to enjoy a pint in one of the oldest pubs in Leeds. The Exchange Quarter and the Civic Quarter are both popular nightlife districts, with a variety of bars and clubs lining their streets.

On Arrival...
  • Leeds is 6 mi from Leeds-Bradford Airport (Leeds, UK).
  • Leeds-Bradford Airport (Leeds, UK)
    • Right now, 24 airlines operate out of Leeds-Bradford Airport.
    • Leeds-Bradford Airport offers nonstop flights to 62 cities.
    • Every week, at least 174 domestic flights and 415 international flights depart from Leeds-Bradford Airport.

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