Planning your perfect 3-day holiday in Leeds? It is time to think about the activities to do there, so you will not miss the brightest sites in the city. The best places to eat, interesting museums, art exhibitions, and more you can find in our list of top 6 activities to do in Leeds!
Observe history in the Royal Armouries Museum
Have you ever seen armour in real life? It is time to dive into history and observe one of the finest collections of protective covering in the United Kingdom! You can find it in the Royal Armouries Museum. It is located in Leeds and is included in the list of museums devoted to armour and history.
There are more than 60,000 exhibits of arms and armour and 98,000 archives within the museum. Among the interesting objects, you can find:
- Henry VIII’s Field and Tournament Armour;
- Horse Armour – Burgundian bard;
- Armet – The Horned Helmet;
- Armour – Of King Charles I as a Boy;
The Royal Armouries Museum is easily accessible by car. It is a good idea to book a car hire at Leeds airport if you want to visit the institution straight after flight. Make sure to check the opening hours of the museum beforehand.
Have a walk in the Roundhay Park
What can be better than having a stroll in one of the most beautiful and peaceful parks in Leeds? Located on the north-eastern part of the city, this marvellous place extends 700 acres and possesses fantastic views of nature. It is highly popular among the tourists.
Among the attractions there are woodland, gardens and several lakes. You may also visit Tropical World. That is what you should know about it:
- Paid entrance;
- There are a café and gift shop available;
- Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. till 18:00 p.m.;
- There are several parking zones nearby.
If you do not have your own vehicle then you may hire a car for a group trip to Roundhay Park. Do not miss your chance during your journey to Leeds!
Discover the Harewood House
Cultural places, displaying art, make every journey interesting for sure! Founded in the 18th century, the institution possesses one of the finest exhibitions of art in Britain. The house was visited by J. M. W. Turner, and the territory was used in filming.
Harewood House welcomes tourists with a huge collection of art masterpieces, a fantastic Bird Garden and even more beautiful park zones to discover. Moreover, a number of events are often held in the institution, like Bryan Adams Summer Tour. If you are lucky, you may encounter the special themed exhibitions, like Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters.
The place is open 7 days a week. You can try to hire cars (20 minutes on the road) or get there by train (40 minutes).
Have a fantastic meal in Bengal Brasserie
Feeling hungry? Among the activities you can try in Leeds is having some fine foods in one of the local restaurants. Pay a visit to Bengal Brasserie – one of the best places to eat. It is an Indian-oriented restaurant.
Meet attentive staff service and a great variety of dishes to try. No wonder the place is always crowded – the food is amazing. There you can try:
- Murg Bunda
- Chana Puree
- Salmon Tikka
- Garlic Chilli Duck
- Murg Kandahari
Bengal Brasserie works from Monday to Saturday from 5:30 p.m. till 11:30 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Feel drive at the First Direct Arena
Feel like dancing and listening to energetic music, feeling the rush? Then the First Direct Arena is just the right place for you! It is an entertainment-focused facility you can find in Leeds. Founded in 2013, it became one of the best musical performance-oriented venues. First Direct Arena is also included in the list of landmarks of England.
There are a huge number of events held in the arena. You need to check the schedule beforehand to book tickets. Except for musical concerts, you may be lucky to attend comedy shows or sport events there.
There are a number of facilities near the First Direct Arena, like various hotels, bars and cafés.
Attend Leeds Grand Theatre
The other activity to try is attending the theatre. Watching operas and spectacles, enjoying wonderful play with your friends or family. Leeds Grand Theatre has welcomed visitors since 1878, and the designer of the main building was James Robinson Watson.
Enjoy soap operas, ballet, drama and comedies. On the official website you can find the current programme of performances available. There you may also find the information about the opening hours and parking zones near the theatre.
Speaking of transport in Leeds, car hire is always available, as well as the buses and trains. If you want to get to the Leeds Grand Theatre from the airport, then a car is the fastest vehicle for you.
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