Free things to do in Leeds


Nestled in the heart of England, this vibrant city offers a blend of rich history and modern charm. Visitors can explore ancient landmarks like a majestic castle and medieval caves, steeped in tales of kings and outlaws. Wander through bustling streets lined with quaint shops, lively pubs, and diverse eateries, offering a taste of local culture. Immerse yourself in the city's artistic scene at galleries and theaters, or stroll through picturesque parks and gardens.

With its friendly atmosphere and myriad attractions, it's no wonder this destination captivates tourists seeking a unique blend of heritage and contemporary allure.

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Leeds City Museum
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Leeds City Museum

Visit Leeds City Museum and come face-to-face with the Leeds Tiger, step into 'Ancient Worlds' and see the final resting place of the Leeds Mummy.

Royal Armouries Museum
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Royal Armouries Museum

A fascinating museum showcasing an impressive collection of arms throughout history, offering an immersive journey into the world of military history.

Kirkstall Abbey
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Kirkstall Abbey

A stunning medieval ruin with picturesque grounds, offering a glimpse into centuries-old history and architectural marvels.

Roundhay Park
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Roundhay Park

A vast green space with scenic lakes, woodlands, and gardens, ideal for picnics, walks, boating, and outdoor activities.

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Golden Acre Park

A serene oasis featuring picturesque gardens, tranquil lakes, and scenic walking trails, perfect for picnics and leisurely strolls.

Bradford Industrial Museum
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Bradford Industrial Museum

Explore industrial heritage in Bradford. Housed in historic mills, the museum showcases textile machinery, printing, and exhibits on local manufacturing.

Wakefield Cathedral
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Wakefield Cathedral

One of three co-equal Anglican cathedrals for the Diocese of Leeds and a seat of the Bishop of Leeds.

National Science and Media Museum
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National Science and Media Museum

Explore interactive exhibits, historic media artifacts, and cutting-edge science, fostering curiosity and innovation.

Lister Park
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Lister Park

A sprawling park with botanical delights, a boating lake, and sculptures. Perfect for leisurely strolls and family picnics.

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The Hepworth Wakefield

An inspiring new art gallery, ten superb gallery spaces make this one of the UKs largest and most visited galleries.

Pugneys Country Park
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Pugneys Country Park

The park comprises two lakes, the larger of which is dedicated to non-powered watersports and the smaller lake is designated as a nature reserve.

Saltair Village
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Saltair Village

A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bradford. An exemplary Victorian model village, showcasing industrial history, unique architecture, and community planning.

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Sandal Castle

Sandal Castle is a ruined medieval castle in Sandal Magna, a suburb of the city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, overlooking the River Calder.

Roberts Park
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Roberts Park

Scenic haven in Saltaire. A Victorian park with lush greenery, a boating lake, and architectural charm, offering tranquility and recreational delights.