Must-see attractions in Leeds

  • Royal Armouries exterior, Leeds Dock

    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…

  • Thornton's Arcade entraceway off Briggate

    Thornton's Arcade


    Though not the grandest, Thornton’s Arcade was the first Victorian shopping arcade to be built in Leeds and remains one of the most interesting. Its sky…

  • Kirkstall Abbey's medieval cloisters

    Kirkstall Abbey


    Leeds' most impressive medieval structure is beautiful Kirkstall Abbey, founded in 1152 by Cistercian monks from Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire. These…

  • Leeds Industrial Museum entrance

    Leeds Industrial Museum


    One of the world's largest textile mills has been transformed into a museum telling the story of Leeds' industrial past, both glorious and ignominious…

  • Leeds Art Gallery façade

    Leeds Art Gallery


    This major gallery is packed with 19th- and 20th-century British heavyweights – Turner, Constable, Stanley Spencer, Wyndham Lewis et al – along with…

  • Tetley


    Tetley Brewery's defunct 1930s offices have been converted into a contemporary-arts venue with a restaurant and pub on the ground floor, spilling out onto…

  • Henry Moore Institute entrance

    Henry Moore Institute


    Housed in a converted Victorian warehouse in the city centre, this gallery showcases the work of 20th-century sculptors, but not, despite the name,…

  • Abbey House Museum's cafe, with outdoor seating

    Abbey House Museum


    The Abbey House Museum, once the Great Gate House to Kirkstall Abbey, contains meticulously reconstructed shops and houses that evoke Victorian Leeds,…