The Black Prince Statue


Leeds is the best shopping centre in the North of England with stores such as Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and exclusive designer shops located in the Victoria Quarter all add to the excitement of the city. Leeds’ culture is notable as it hosts four theatres and its own opera and ballet companies. The Leeds festival held annually over the August bank holiday showcases the music scene in the city. The Town hall also has a variety of entertainment to offer throughout the year. Leeds also has some great buildings to offer the visitor with the Town Hall, built for the council between 1853 and 1860 as a fine example of Victorian architecture. Leeds City Art Gallery has some fine collections and the Royal Armouries is world famous for its unique collection. In the winter months, the newly converted ‘Millennium Square’ hosts an ice-rink known as the ‘Ice Cube’ which has proved to be very popular. Leeds is also well known for being the home of Yorkshire cricket; Headingley hosts the headquarters, and of course Elland Road is the home of Leeds United Football Club. Outside of Leeds are places of interest such as Harewood House which is open to the public from March to October. Pretty little towns such as Ilkley offer a gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, and Harrogate, another picturesque spa town which is also known for its shopping. Since the beginning of the ever popular Leeds festival in 2000, the area now offers everything you could wish for during a caravan or camping holiday in the area. You will find supermarkets, caravan repair services and camping supplies in abundance. There is a  an excellent, refurbished, city centre train station and Leeds shares its own international airport with Bradford just 8 miles from the city centre. The historic city of York is only half an hour away on the A64.