Welcome to Yorkshire
With its buzzing city centre, acres of green space and friendly feel, Leeds is a great place to be.
But it’s not just the city – Leeds is close to so many incredible places, from the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales to beautiful seaside spots like Whitby, Scarborough and Robin Hood’s Bay, plus loads of great locations to immerse yourself in history and culture.
While campus is fun, don’t forget to make the most of all the other things Leeds and Yorkshire has to offer. And this page is a great place to start.
The 30 best places to visit in Leeds
Ready to start exploring the city? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Beyond Leeds: Our favourite places in Yorkshire
From rolling hills to dramatic coastlines, Yorkshire’s got it all.
Top indie cafes
Check out this blog to find the best places to grab a drink, catch up with friends or refuel after a busy day in the library.
Shopper’s quick start guide
Leeds is a shopaholic’s paradise, home to big name brands and small independents housed in some of the city’s most iconic buildings.
Can’t miss pubs
If you’re new to Leeds, there are countless pubs and bars to discover across the city. Find somewhere cool to grab a drink with this blog.
Fancy a trip to the pictures?
Check out these wonderful places to catch a movie in Leeds.
Walk and talk
You don’t need wheels to visit some amazing places in Leeds. From nature in Kirkstall to the Meanwood Valley Trail, there’s so much to see on foot.
Join a walking tour to meet other students and see what you can discover.
Here and there
Get outside in Leeds
Enjoy a stroll in one of our many parks, take a bike ride along the canal or explore the history of the streets. In Leeds there's always something different to do. Find out more in our blog.
Instagram accounts to follow
Bored of your insta feeds?
We’ve put together a list of the best Instagram accounts of Leeds and the surrounding area. Check out our recommendations and get inspired.
More about life at Leeds
Health and wellbeing
Activities and ideas to support your body and mind. Find out what’s on offer.
Campus and culture
Start exploring everything campus has to offer. Take a look around now.
Life and you
Find the skills and support you need. Check out our helpful content now.