About Curious About Leeds
Have fun discovering Leeds with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
Leeds is a West Yorkshire city buzzing with life - from opera, ballet and theatre to miles and miles of stylish shopping, first-class dining and international sport. There's a splendid Civic Hall, unusual arcades, a sprawling indoor market, grand architecture, a neo-gothic cathedral, and a city square packed with statues and interest. The art gallery has a collection of 20th century British art of national importance, and the Royal Armouries displays the national collection of arms and armour. Whatever your fancy, you're bound to find it in Leeds. Buy or download a booklet then take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting places.
First Walk: Art Gallery to River Aire (1.3 miles) The start of the walk is a showcase to Leeds’ diverse culture, from its majestic Art Gallery, through Mandela Gardens to the imposing Civic Hall. Next we pass the City Museum before heading down the elegant Victorian Arcades. Then it’s on to the hustle and bustle of the Kirkgate Market and Corn Exchange before passing by the former mills of the Calls, which played such a significant part in Leeds’ prosperity, before ending your walk at Leeds’ waterfront
Second Walk: River Aire to Park Square (1.3 miles)This is a walk of many contrasts - starting with a peaceful stroll by the River Aire, before taking a trip through the founding streets of Leeds. Next it's on to a little known, tastefully constructed square, before heading to the busier City Square with its imposing buildings and delightful statues. The walk ends at the sophisticated Park Square with a backdrop of the fabulously architected St Paul’s House.Read Less
|Recommended Time:||3 - 4 hours|
|Opening Times:||Daily, daylight hours|
|Indoors / Outdoors:||Outdoors|
|Categories:||Historic Walking Areas, Historical & Heritage Tours, Scenic Walking Areas, Sightseeing Tours, Walking Tours|