Travel Blogs from Leeds
... of which the large Cathedral York Minster is the most prominent. The "Shambles" is also very popular, having provided inspiration to "Diagon Alley" in Harry Potter. It features a number of shops in a narrow cobbled stoned alley way.
The kids were quite fascinated by the cat trail of York. There are many cat figurines and statues decorating the buildings. The cats were put on the buildings to scare away the rats which brought plague and other ...
... We made the mistake of each ordering food and were amazed by the side of the portions when they came out! Luckily they gave us a take away box and we saved it for later. After lunch we walked up through the shambles and looked around a local market (purchasing some fresh strawberries and raspberries) before heading up to the York Minster. After snapping a few pictures we went to explore ...
... brother, my nephew Ashley and his girlfriend Amy-Lou. Not often am I the shortest person in a group but I think it's on this occasion. Good food and a nice waitress from Winnipeg. Things have definitely changed for the better. Back home to watch the end of Stage 2 on TV at my brother's house. He tells me it is a measure of Tour mania that this was the first time he has watched a ...
... drainage - priorities). After hearing that I stepped out of the gutter!
Then the tour guide told us about Mary Clitheroe. There is a shrine in a building in the street that is dedicated to her. I will leave it up to you if you let your children read this, obviously mine know so your children may hear about it anyway.
Here is her story......
In 1586, she was arrested for not attending protestant church services 3 Sundays in a row for ...
... long walk home! Spotting a few fireworks here and there, all and all it was a good new year :) Wednesday (1st) we awoke both with slightly sore heads. So today was slow day, mainly spending the day getting ready for our hike and sitting in Mc Donald's using their wifi. We treated ourselves to another movie, the hobbit. Calm before the storm of massive bus trips and 20 days of walking! Tomorrow we our bus leaves at 9pm for an overnight journey to portpatrick ...
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