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Leeds Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryFrom its beginnings as an agricultural market town in the Middle Ages, Leeds has constantly evolved over the centuries. By Tudor times it was the hub of a huge wool trade, exporting cloth to all points of the known world. The Industrial Revolution added other manufacturing elements and as these declined the City’s life changed again to become the country’s leading financial services centre outside the capital. Part of Leeds’s charm, however, is the superb countryside just outside. The Yorkshire Dales can be sun-swept, can be broodingly magnificent. (The Bronte sisters lived at nearby Haworth.) The city maintains a strong cultural aspect with the only non-metropolitan opera and ballet companies and the internationally acclaimed piano competition. (Don’t seek out ‘Leeds Castle’ though – it’s a hundred or so miles away in Kent!)
 

360 Tour of City centre square


United Kingdom Facts

National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
Irish
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitbritain.com/

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Leeds Weather Forecast

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Today
10/01/2015
Light Rain and Isolated Clouds Light Rain and Isolated Clouds 11°C
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Sunday
11/01/2015
Light Rain and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Broken Clouds 6°C
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Monday
12/01/2015
Light Rain and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Overcast Skies 10°C
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Tuesday
13/01/2015
Scattered Clouds Scattered Clouds 5°C
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 Leeds Weather Forecast
 

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