Travel Blogs from Leeds
We left our lovely York apartment around 11am and drove through the lush, soft countryside to Hull. Some farmers have harvested and rolled their first crop of hay already, the wheat is ripening and strawberries and aspasagus are for sale in the farm shops. As well, cherries will be early this year, but I will miss out. The roadsides and roundabouts are thick with flowers.
Our lunch in Hull was typically English - Terry had a bacon ...
The drive to York was very picturesque, through Robin Hood country - we apparently drove through Sherwood Forrest but I don't think much is left of it - used to build villages and cities I'd say! We did a small detour off the motorway to find somewhere to have our picnic lunch. Ron saw the name "Newstead Abbey" on the map so that's where we ended up, and what a great spontaneous decision it was because the Abbey gardens were superb. Arrived in York with ease thanks to ...
... and I had a pint of Apple cider. Very nice indeed. After dinner went for a walk on the wall. Built of stone in the 13th century and found the grave of Dick Turpin - famous highwayman and horse thief. York Minster Cathedral was just amazing ...
... we had tea in a house built in 1680, yesterday we walked on the 14th century York walls and today we visited a 1712 house. So, when Captain Cook arrived in Australia in 1770, I can better understand why he claimed it, and thought it was empty.
We leave England tomorrow, taking a ferry from Hull to Rotterdam. We've been in the UK and Ireland for a total of about 3 months, and we've loved it all - the beauty, the culture, the food, and the people.
... Bradford centre to see what New Year's Eve festivities were on offer, just a short 4km walk into town. We found a wetherspoons pub and had dinner and drinks in the bistro. All sorts were rolling in which made it interesting, we decided to go down stairs and bring in the new year. We were having a great time drinking and watching all of the people on the dance floor which ended up with us on the dance floor! Not long after the new year came in we ventured ...
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