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Top Choice Gallery in West Yorkshire

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

One of England's most impressive collections of sculpture is scattered across the formidable 18th-century estate of Bretton Park, 200-odd hectares of lawns, fields and trees. A bit like the art world's equivalent of…
Top Choice Brewery in Leeds

Northern Monk

So successful has this craft brewery become that its beers are now stocked in UK supermarkets. But it's best drunk at the source, in the brewery's Grade-II listed taproom just south of Leeds city centre in the regen…
Top Choice Museum in Leeds

Royal Armouries

Leeds' most interesting museum was originally built in 1996 to house armour and weapons from the Tower of London, but subsequently expanded to cover 3000 years of combat and self-defence, becoming home to the nation…
Top Choice Bar in Leeds

Headrow House

A former textile mill and one-time grotty dive pub, the historic building that now houses Headrow House was given a hefty makeover to transform it into the four-floor nightlife venue it is today. The ground-floor be…
Top Choice Brewery in West Yorkshire

Magic Rock

Magic Rock is in the student town of Huddersfield but worth the half-hour train ride from Leeds or Manchester. There are excellent tours and a cavernous exposed-brick taproom, with 10 taps and five cask lines, plus …
Top Choice Vegetarian in Hebden Bridge

Green's Vegetarian Café

One of Yorkshire's best vegetarian restaurants, Green's adopts a gourmet attitude towards veggie and vegan world cuisine, serving dishes such as Sicilian caponata (aubergines, red pepper, celery, olives and capers) …
Top Choice Coffee in Leeds

North Star Coffee Shop & General Store

This minimalist cafe and coffee emporium is attached to the production facility of Leeds' first independent roastery, near the Royal Armouries. Watch the daily grind through giant glass doors and inhale the aromas w…
Top Choice Grill in Leeds

Ox Club

Arguably the best restaurant in Leeds (or at least, the best without a Michelin star), Ox Club occupies an intimate, minimalist space and champions local produce with a deceptively simple menu. Though it bills itsel…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Hebden Bridge

Vocation & Co

A goldmine for hopheads, the first taproom from local craft brewer Vocation Brewery is housed in an imposing Victorian building overlooking Hebden Bridge's marina. Inside it's quite a contrast: an ultra-modern, mini…
Top Choice Coffee in Leeds

Laynes Espresso

Locals have Laynes to thank for the complete reinvention of the Leeds coffee scene; when it opened in 2011 there was nothing else like it in the city. Now expanded and serving excellent all-day brunch – buckwheat pa…