Travel Blogs from Leeds
Last day in York. We walked along Bishopthorpe Road towards the city. We passed the old Terry's Chocolate factory. This beautiful building is now being turned into offices and flats, the land is being redeveloped for housing and the estate is called The Chocolate Works, rather apt I thought, I wonder if the houses will look like chocolate boxes. We visited York Minster which is the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. It has the ...
... as with other locks onto a tidal stretch to come out with a lot of revs to help with the steering control, save it for the bridges!". I see what he meant, the river is flowing pretty fast, so we are already doing twice the normal cruising speed circa 7/8 knots and there are two big bridges right in front of us. Power is needed to control the boat to make it safely through the arches with cars ...
... a "duck weed" issue on the Selby Canal but were surprised on how much there was and how green it was, it didn't look like there was a canal at all, under the luminous green covering.
Selby is a very pleasant small town and we moored in the basin at the junction with the River Ouse, well placed for our for our early set off time with tide on the way up to York ...
We are on the way again after a week at home. John and Vanessa join us at Lemonroyd Lock by the Marina and we head off on the second stage of our summer trip. First stop is Castleford to fill up with diesel, a simple process you might think, just like filling the car!!
Not quite so easy on the boat.
Two hours later after the chap at the Marina who was ...
... to Australia which is now looking to be mid February but I had to have some tests done first as I've not been right since Nepal and feared I may have some dodgy parasite haha. It was confirmed that I do! Not only that my whole family has to be tested as its very easy to pass it on :-S oooops.
We got a puppy too whilst I was home - little Spike :) so I ...
Other places to stay in Leeds
Hunslet, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $87
- Terrible experience for business travel
- Good location and price
- Great base for weekend in Leeds
Armley, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $87
- Good value, little to fault
- False economy if you plan to go into the centre
- My Second Stay - Some Better Some Worse
Leeds City Centre, Leeds | 4 star hotelfrom $113
Leeds City Centre, Leeds | 4 star hotelfrom $126
- Superb & Central
- Super Hotel - Ideal for weekend break
- Hard to find but worth the effort
City & Holbeck, Leeds | 4 star hotelfrom $109
- Make sure you don't get room 309!
- Very Impressed
Wortley, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $81
- Lovely Hotel
- Not bad at all!
- Great Hotel
City & Holbeck, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $97
- It's OK
- Excellent Stay
- Disappointed from Manchester
City & Holbeck, Leeds | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Modern Spacious central hotel
Chapeltown, Leeds | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- The management were superb
- Clean & modern hotel, great location
City & Holbeck, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $105
- It put a 'Damp'ner on the weekend
- Great weekend in Leeds
Hunslet, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $71
Hyde Park, Leeds | 2 star hotelfrom $89
Weetwood, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Leeds City Centre, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $83
- Overpriced and undermaintained
Otley & Wharfedale, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $92
University, Leeds | 2 star hotelfrom $57
University, Leeds | 4 star hotelfrom $97
Whinmoor, Leeds | 2 star hotelfrom $64
Weetwood, Leeds | 4 star hotelfrom $103
Tingley, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $92
Leeds City Centre, Leeds | 2 star hotelfrom $57
Leeds City Centre, Leeds | 4 star hotelfrom $87
Halton, Leeds | 4 star hotelfrom $169
- High quality hotel
- Spectacular - Best in the UK if not beyond
Holbeck, Leeds | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- Suite no so sweet!
- Very classy indeed
City & Holbeck, Leeds | Hotelfrom $34
City & Holbeck, Leeds | Hotelfrom $61