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Knowing More about Leeds, the Third Largest City in the United Kingdom

11 May 2018 - Category: Culture
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After London and Birmingham, the third largest city in the United Kingdom is Leeds. It is a city located in the northern county of Yorkshire and is also the largest city in the West Yorkshire. From the famous University of Leeds to hundreds of other attractions including the world renowned cricket ground, the city has many good things to offer. If you want to know the city’s history, visit the Leeds City Museum and you will be surprised by its rich historical connections.

Yorkshire is rated as one of the most beautiful places in the UK. So, if you plan on visiting Leeds, be ready to see important structures, natural wonders, beautiful parks, and many other beauty spots. With a strong professional community and a number of cultural destinations, the city has everything a person could imagine. It is also famous for the Leeds Festival, which is an annual music festival famous all over the world.

Leeds is considered by some people as the best place to live in. It is because of several reasons including wonderful shopping experience, the best international food, a rich culture, and an incomparable nightlife. People move here for quality education as Leeds is home to three world-famous universities. No wonder the city has a huge student population with a number of affordable accommodation options. There are local markets as well as an impressive cinema and theatre life. The city is also considered as the second largest financial centre of UK after London.

There are a good number of bars, pubs and nightclubs located in Leeds. The city has probably the best nightlife UK has to offer. It is home to the country’s oldest cinema; the Headingley Picture House (now known as the Cottage Road Cinema). Film lovers can thoroughly enjoy the place because of its historic richness associated with the film industry.

Some of the attractions in the city include Royal Armouries Museum, Roundhay Park, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, and Temple Newsam. The National Coal Mining Museum for England is another important place to visit as the city has a good amount of coal and iron ore deposits. Leeds give you access to many other important cities of UK. Getting to Leeds from other cities is also quite easy as there are a number of transport options from land to sea and air. So, even if you plan on visiting the city for the shortest break, you will have plenty of time to rest and see most of the popular destinations.

Whether you’re in Leeds for a vacation or want to move to the city for good, the city offers great restaurants, quality education, the best shopping malls, a number of historical sites, and breath-taking scenic areas. The accessibility to Leeds cricket ground is another reason for sport enthusiasts to visit this city. The location of the city is a factor that attracts many people; the Yorkshire with some of the most stunning sites to offer in the entire United Kingdom.

Photo by Tim Lumley
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