History & Heritage 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.

13 listings


Kirkstall Abbey
Attraction
Free

Kirkstall Abbey

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

Attraction
Adults £12.85

Temple Newsam

A historic estate with a grand mansion, stunning gardens, and a working farm, offering a glimpse into centuries of English aristocratic life.

Attraction
Free

Wakefield Cathedral

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

Attraction
Free

Saltair Village

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

Attraction
Free

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.

Bingley Five Rise Locks
Attraction
Free

Bingley Five Rise Locks

A marvel of canal engineering. A staircase of five locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Bingley, offering a captivating waterway experience.

Ilkley Manor House
Attraction
Free

Ilkley Manor House

Come and discover the history of this fascinating building that was built on the site of a Roman fort.

Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens
Attraction
Free

Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens

Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Attraction
Adults £17

Newby Hall and Gardens

Create wonderful memories with friends and family at Newby Hall.

Attraction
From £8.50

Fountains Abbey

Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site,

Ripon Cathedral
Attraction
Free

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral is a beautiful, ancient church with a history reaching back to the 7th Century.

Attraction
Adults £10

Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the finest and grandest Georgian houses in England and at 606 ft, is famously considered to have the longest facade.