Days out in Leeds

Royal Armouries

Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries is home to the United Kingdom's national collection of arms and armour, including artillery. Their collections include royal armours of the Tudor and Stuart kings; arms and armour of the English Civil Wars; British and foreign military weapons; hunting and sporting weapons, as well as an exceptional collection of oriental arms and armour. Entry is free!

You can also see live horse shows, including jousting, falconry displays and live combat by knights in shining armour.

Royal Armouries Information
Services 28
Website www.royalarmouries.org

Thackray Medical Museum

Thackray Medical Museum

The Thackray Medical Museum is an award winning museum, telling the story of medicine and explaining how advances in medicine are changing our lives. Exhibitions include Having a Baby, Surgery and Leeds 1842 - a chance to step back in time to Victorian Leeds.

Thackray Medical Museum Information
Services 4, 42, 49, 50, 50A
Website www.thackraymuseum.org

Roundhay Park and Tropical World

Roundhay Park and Tropical World

Roundhay Park is home to an abundance of wildlife, the Monet Garden and the Alhambra Garden. Events take place through the year. Tropical World is home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens. Discover exciting new worlds, alien landscapes and exotic plant life. There's even a family of Meerkats!

Roundhay Park and Tropical World Information
Services 12, 13, 13A
Website www.roundhaypark.org.uk

The Light

The Light

The Light combines designer shopping with cafes, restaurants, bars, a 13-screen Vue cinema and a state of the art health club.

The Light Information
Services 1, 6, 28, 56, 95, 97, X84
Websites www.thelightleeds.co.uk

White Rose Shopping Centre

White Rose Shopping Centre

The White Rose Shopping Centre is home to over 100 stores under one roof, including Debenhams, Primark, Next, Marks and Spencer, New Look and Faith.

White Rose Shopping Centre Information
Services 3, 3A, 9, 38, 64, 64A, 87
Website www.white-rose.co.uk

Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey is one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey in Britain. Set in wonderful parkland along the banks of the River Aire, Kirkstall Abbey boasts historic architecture amid a haven of wildlife and greenery.

Kirkstall Abbey Information
Services 33, 33A, 508, 670
Website www.leeds.gov.uk/kirkstallAbbey/

Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre

The Leeds Grand Theatre is a Grade II listed building with a capacity of 1,500 people. It is home to Opera North and is synonymous with all that is best in the performing arts. It frequently stages hit West End and Broadway musicals and continues to attract the biggest names in show business to perform on its stage.

Leeds Grand Theatre Information
Services Any bus to Leeds City Centre
Website www.leedsgrandtheatre.com