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  • 1 Royal Armouries Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    A Citadel in grey brick and marble built on the riverbank dominated by the hall of steel a glass keep 30 metres high, the museum has housed since 1996 on six floors, a part of the armorial collection formerly in the Tower of London. The vast gallerie..

  • 2 Harewood House Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Harewood House Tust

    Harewood House (1759) is an example of Palladian architecture. The essentially neo-Classical interior is one of the finest works of architect Robert Adam (1728-92), who completed it on his return from Italy. The gallery is the most handsome room in H..

  • 3 City Art Gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    The Headrow

    A very attractive collection of English art of the 19C and 20C covering almost all schools and trends: Pre-Raphaelites, narrative paintings, vorticists, Surrealists, you will also find some French paintings (Courbet, Derain).

  • 4 Kirkstall Abbey Interesting

    Religious buildings

    The transept tower (1509-1528) dominates the harsh ruins of this Cistercian abbey which was created by the monks of Fountains Abbey in 1152.

  • 5 Temple Newsam Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rd. off Selby

    Temple Newsam is a brick house that forms three sides of a court. It was built in the late 15C and altered in the 17C. An inscription from this latter period runs round the balustrade. Inside is an outstanding collection of very well-presented decora..

  • 6 Lotherton Hall

    Museums and art

    Lotherton Lane

    The Hall was given to Leeds City Council in 1968 by the Gascoigne family, who have lived in the region for a long time. It now houses items from the art collections belonging to the City of Leeds. There is furniture, sculpture and fine silver from th..

  • 7 St John's Church

    Religious buildings

    New Briggate

    The oldest church in the town centre was restored in 1868. This was an intelligent restoration that left the interior, constructed in 1632-1634, practically unchanged.

  • 8 Grand Theatre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    46 New Briggate

    The Grand Theatre is a neo-Gothic building from 1878, inspired by La Scala in Milan. The theatre is the seat of the "Northern Opera".

  • 9 Town Hall et Victoria Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Victoria Square

    This town hall, inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1858 has long symbolised fierce patriotism. On good days you can see the lively chess pieces play on a «giant chessboard» traced by the sun on Victoria Square.

  • 10 Briggate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    Since its creation around 1200, Briggate has been the main commercial thoroughfare. Among the arcades, Country Arcade is the most luxurious, but you can also stroll through the very attractive covered markets, admired the Rood screen in son John's Ch..

  • 11 Henry Moore Institute

    Museums and art

    74 The Headrow

    You will find here a series of masterpieces of sculpture (1896-1986) native to Yorkshire amongst them the ... and some works of his contemporaries.

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