Of Interest in Leeds
||Leeds is a
vast place brimming with a rich history and a wide range
of exciting places to visit.
Some of the most beautiful stately homes are located
within Leeds. One of the finest is Temple Newsam
situated just off Selby Road. Now fully restored Temple
Newsam offers visitors access to the famous Red Bedroom
and Georgian Library.
Centrally located in The Headrow, The Henry Moore
Institute [map] is a fine Victorian building renowned for its commitment
to new sculpture and is home to up to five exhibits
a year. Offering outstanding exhibits of visual arts
the Institute has become a real centre of community
for the arts in Leeds.
Galleries and studios come alive in this city. Exciting
venues and innovative installations attract a wide audience
and there’s sure to be something to appeal to
The University Gallery [map] on Woodhouse Lane occupies three rooms in a Grade II
listed building and has a commitment to contemporary
exhibits as well as a popular permanent collection.
For something a little more unusual why not visit Thwaite
Mills Watermill [map] in the beautiful village of Stourton, Leeds?
Thwaite Mills is one of the few working watermills in
the UK and visitors can see history come alive in a
beautiful canal setting, as Stourton is situated in
close proximity to the Aire and Calder Navigation.
Also worth a look is the 12th century Kirkstall Abbey [map],
which is one of the city's key historical landmarks and a survivor of Henry VIII's attack on England's
monasteries. Situated just three miles west of the city
centre, the abbey remains surprisingly well preserved
despite its lengthy history and still stands to its
If you like trekking around religious sights then it
may also be worth making the trip to Leeds Parish
Church [map] in Kirkgate , a fine example of Victorian Gothic
architecture, and St Anne’s Roman Catholic
Cathedral [map] on Cookridge Street , Leeds’ somewhat overlooked
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