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Leeds destination guide

  1. 1. Image by kenhistu Image by fearless fred Image by atoach Leeds Castle Rugby & Football ShoppingLeeds Castle, the self-proclaimed Leeds is home to active rugby and Shopping is a great activity in Leeds.“Loveliest Castle in the World”, is a football communities which are The city is a bustling metropolis offavourite of locals and visitors to the followed and supported by loyal West Yorkshire and home to a wealthUK alike. The beautifully serene locals. The city is home to a handful of high street shops, independentsurroundings make this castle of football and rugby clubs, across a shops and markets. You’ll findsomething out of a fairy tale. variety of leagues. While rugby is whatever you’re looking for whenSurrounded by a portion of the River generally more dominant in Leeds, you’re shopping in Leeds.Len, the castle dates back to 1119 football still has a loyal fan following.and is now owned and maintained by Head over to the Corn Exchangethe Leeds Castle Foundation for The first rugby team was established (pictured) for a variety ofpublic visits and preservation of this in Leeds in the late 1800s, with independent shops in a beautifularchitectural beauty. football following closely in the early Victorian building, or head to 1900s. If you manage to get a ticket Briggate, near the Shopping QuartersVisitors can tour the castle daily and to either event, head to Headingley for street after street of shops.opt for a self-tour or guided for an Stadium for a rugby match or catch Consider staying at one of the hotelsinformative representation of the some football at the city’s historical in Leeds city centre for an easy walkcastle’s history and architecture. Elland Road Stadium. to the Shopping Quarters.
  2. 2. Image by nsanch Image by brostad Image by atoach Leeds Festival Micro-Breweries Art & CultureLeeds Festival is one of the area’s Leeds is home to a variety of Art and culture are strongmost popular summer music independent micro-breweries. These characteristics of the identity offestivals. Established in 1999, Leeds craft beer companies are dedicated to Leeds. The city is home to the LeedsFestival was created to coincide with their craft and mission to provide College of Art and several galleries,the oldest popular music festival still high quality, good-tasting beer. art initiatives and street artwork.running, Reading Festival. The two Some Leeds breweries focus on You’ll find beautiful street art as youhave since run simultaneously over organic products while others aim for walk through the streets of Leeds.the course of the August long unique taste. The best way to decideweekend in England. which ones are your favourites is to Initiatives like Art in Unusual Spaces, taste them all. which is a series of exhibitions set upBoasting the most popular music in units across the city centre ofgroups and an attendance capacity of Try Burley Street Brewhouse for a Leeds, opens up the opportunities for80,000, Leeds is a summer staple for fine dark beer (or the popular art in public spaces, making it morethousands of Leeds locals, UK locals blonde). Ridgeside Brewery is a accessible and present.and visitors from all over the world. young brewery but has won awards for their Black Night and Eliminator The city is also home to a vibrantIf you’re interested in attending beers. Leeds Brewery has a staple of music scene, with live gigs nearlyLeeds, camping facilities and band four beers with seasonal additions to every night in the local pubs andline up information are available on the rota. Give as many as you can a venues. Walk along the streets oftheir official website. try to truly find your favourite. Leeds and turn into a pub when you hear something you like.