Unforgettable things you can only do in Leeds

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Unforgettable things you can only do in Leeds

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May 9, 2016 12:41 pm Published by
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Leeds, Leeds, Leeds. There’s no city quite like it.

It doesn’t matter if you’re there for five minutes or five decades; it’ll stay with you for the rest of time. There are things that quite simply make Leeds Leeds, so let it roll over you with all of its characteristically northern delights. Here are our favourite things that you can only do in Leeds:

Rack up 16+ pubs on the same pub crawl

The famous Otley Run has been the ruin of many fine (or daft) men and women. It’s a traditional pub crawl, but Yorkshire-style. And that means A LOT of pubs.

If you really want to go for it, the full Otley Run actually unofficially starts in Otley itself, which is a town 11 miles from Leeds that would effectively double the number of pubs you’d need to visit to complete it.

Have a pint on a ship…on dry land

By now, the Dry Dock is a well-established watering hole in Leeds, but that doesn’t mean it’s lost any of its charm. It’s a boat on a roundabout that’s been turned into a pub. What more could you want?

See tropical animals in one of Europe’s biggest city parks

Roundhay Park attracts over a million visitors every year. Tropical World is one of the reasons. You can see exotic animals and tropical plant life in one of the best areas in Leeds. It’s a top day out for all the family.

Watch your favourite movies in the ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery

This ruined abbey plays host to one of the coolest events in the UK, never mind just in Leeds. Sneaky Experience screens your favourite movies in the grounds of the ruins for a spookily unique evening in Yorkshire.

Soak in a play at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

One of the most famous theatres in the land, WYP entertains tens of thousands of people every year. It’s staged old classics in Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird and festive features in The Nutcracker and The Night Before Christmas. And, in true Leeds style, it’s cheap as chips (in theatre terms)

Feel alive at Live at Leeds

Every springtime, Leeds plays host to one of the quickest growing and most popular music festivals in the country. Live at Leeds, now celebrating its 10th year, sprawls itself across the city to bring live music to the masses.

Play shuffleboard underground

One of the city’s newest bars is the new Brew Dog, namely, ShuffleDog in the curved-front of Crispin House. They boast three 22ft shuffleboards that promise to take your after-work drinks to the next level (or the lower level, since they’re in the basement).

Get merry in the majestic town hall

Leeds’ town hall is one of the finest in the country. Leeds’ International Beer Festival is one of the finest in the world. Combine the two and you’ve got one mega weekend in the north.

Go to the world-famous Leeds Festival

Bramham Park in Leeds is the sprawling venue of one of the world’s best music festivals. 2016 sees Biffy Clyro, Foals and Red Hot Chili Peppers headline over the bank holiday weekend in August (it’s England, so you’re not guaranteed great weather, but that’s what makes half the fun, right?).

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