Attractions to explore nearby Golden Acre Park
A popular park, well known for its circular lakeside walk, wonderful gardens, and popular tea rooms. The park contains gardens and plant collections parkland, lake, streams, ponds, and woodland a cafe with outdoor seating facilities, and wheelchair-accessible public toilets.
Eccup reservoir is a reservoir in Alwoodley, a suburb of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was first constructed in 1843 and later expanded. The open water area is 91 hectares, making it largest area of water in West Yorkshire. The reservoir and the surrounding woodlands are both Sites of Special Scientific Interest and it attracts a lot of tourists to this area.
Harewood sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. The House was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in Britain. The house is a Grade I listed building and a number of features in the grounds and courtyard have been listed as Grade I, II, and II*.
Abbey House Museum is Leeds' primary social history museum. With the northwest gatehouse forming the core of the Museum, this site has a long history which is reflected in its displays. With displays covering the Victorian streets of Leeds, childhood, and life through the ages, plus an annual special exhibition program, it is recognized as Leeds' most family-friendly museum.
Kirkstall Abbey is a feat of historic architecture set amid a haven of wildlife and greenery. This medieval Cistercian Abbey is one of the most impressive and offbeat ruins in the country. It is situated in the midst of vast parkland on the banks of River Aire. It offers the perfect introduction to the life of 12-century monks. One of the unique locations which pave light to the history of th is area.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is a working farm in Leeds, open 365 days a year for the public to visit our animals, gardens, and flourishing woodland. It demonstrates a variety of wildlife habitats, organic farming, and sustainability over 24 acres to members of the public, and introduces schoolchildren to various aspects of farming and the environment.
Tropical World at Roundhay Park in Leeds is the city’s most popular family attraction. You can meet crocodiles, monkeys, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous family of meerkats with babies! It is is one of the UK's most popular garden tourist attractions and home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens.
Woodhouse Moor is predominantly open grassland, with avenues of mature trees, and includes a playground, a skate park, a multi-use games area, and a small car park, by Hyde Park Corner, and a bowling green, tennis courts and allotments along Moorland Road, as well as several imposing statues. The park has five main paths which meet in the centre, each is tree-lined and they divide the park into different areas of usage.
Roundhay Park covers over 700 acres of rolling parkland with lakes, woodlands, formal gardens, cafes, playgrounds, and the Tropical World visitor attraction. The park is one of the most popular attractions in Leeds; nearly a million people visit each year. It is situated on the north-east edge of the city, bordered by the suburb of Roundhay to the west, Oakwood to the south and the A6120 outer ring road to the north.
The Chevin Forest Park is a wooded escarpment overlooking Otley, with fabulous views over the Wharfe valley. This local nature reserve comprising 700 acres of woodland and crags. The Chevin is largely covered in attractive old woodland and heathland. It is a part of the Carboniferous Millstone Grit group. A Roman road ran along the top of the Chevin, part of the road that linked Eboracum (York), Calcaria (Tadcaster) and Olicana (Ilkley), perhaps on the same route as the modern road, Yorkgate, or
Leeds Industrial Museum is a majestic museum which was housed inside Armley Mills, once the world’s biggest woolen mill. Here you can enjoy the experiences of the generations who worked here and see the magnificent Grade II listed historic building. Step back in time to learn about the industrial history of Leeds from manufacturing textiles and clothing to printing, engineering, and locomotives, which the city was world-famous for.
Surrounded by some of the city's most important buildings, including the Town Hall, Civic Hall, Leeds General Infirmary, and the Civic Theatre, Millennium Square is the new heart of Leeds city center. The site includes areas for staged performances such as outdoor theatre, pop concerts, operatic and orchestral performances, as well as civic ceremonies, fairs, markets, and street entertainment.
Leeds City Museum offers an exciting, fun, and interactive day out for all the family. There are six galleries for you to visit. Come and find the Leeds Tiger in the Life on Earth Gallery or get interactive by camouflaging yourself. Discover the mummy of Nesyammun in the Ancient Worlds Gallery or try a game of Greek Gods and Goddesses Top Trumps. The museum is home to over one million objects, collected since 1819, that give insights into the evolving natural world, human history, and culture.
Leeds Cathedral, also known as St Anne’s Cathedral was built in the early 20th Century in the Arts and Crafts neo-gothic style. It contains war memorials, relics, and sculptures. Dedicated to Saint Anne, the mother of Our Lady, the Cathedral is situated in the heart of Leeds city center and contrasts with the surrounding new hotels and office blocks, The Light shopping center, and the Victorian Town Hall.
Leeds Town Hall was built between 1853 and 1858 on The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, to a design by architect Cuthbert Brodrick. It was planned to include law courts, a council chamber, a public hall, a suite of ceremonial entertaining rooms and municipal offices. With the building of the Civic Hall in 1933 some of those functions moved away and it became essentially a public hall and law courts.
The Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds is a museum of the history of healthcare. The museum was founded by the Thackray Medical Research Trust who had established the original collection of medical artifacts from an extensive family archive. houses a collection of over 50,000 objects from medical history which date from Roman times to the present day. The museum also cares for a collection of historical medical trade literature, which can be accessed by visitors in the museum's Library and R
Leeds Art Gallery in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, is a gallery which was part of the Leeds Museums & Galleries group. The gallery has one of the most significant collections of 20th-century British art outside London. It showcases a wealth of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and new media by well-known artists and presents a dynamic exhibitions programme that includes the prestigious Northern Art Prize.
The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds, funded by The Henry Moore Foundation. An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures, research, and publications that aim to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.
The Leeds Kirkgate Market, often known as the Leeds City Market or simply the Kirkgate Markets is a large market hall in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The original markets was the birthplace of Marks & Spencer. The markets opened in 1822 and moved to their current home in 1900. The market hall has been extended several times and also incorporates an outdoor market.
The Tetley is a contemporary art gallery in the art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery in central Leeds. The owners, Carlsberg-Tetley has ceased ale and beer production at the site in 2011, and most of the buildings on the land were razed and the site given over to a new housing development. The Tetley's opening exhibitions involved a number of artists responding to the history and space of the new building under the general title 'A New Reality'.