Leeds / Bradford
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The great cities primarily served by Leeds and Bradford Airport have plenty to offer in terms of history and heritage. You get two very different places for the price of one airport on your doorstep so how can you resist? What the two cities have in common is that they are situated in Yorkshire on the borders of some of the most spectacular natural landscape the country has to offer.
Leeds grew up from a slow burning agricultural market town to an impressive industrial centre in the course of several hundred years. Today, Leeds is a lively city that is easily accessible thanks to sitting bang in the middle of the M1, the M62 and the A1(M) intersection. It is its ease of access that has greatly contributed to the city’s growth and popularity as a centre for retail distribution.
With its excellent transport links, the city of Leeds is a city in great demand. The city has no fewer than eight shopping centres as well as an impressive indoor market. Briggate is the most popular of the shopping centres mainly because of its Victorian Quarter and excellent array of outlets. In addition to all the retail therapy that is on offer here, Leeds supports the arts wherever it can and has fountains and green spaces up its sleeves in the city centre district.
Choose from a variety of artistic recreation in Leeds from music hall to art galleries. The city has the Grand Theatre, the City Varieties and the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Whilst City Varieties offers excellent music hall entertainment, previously hosted by the late great Charlie Chaplin, the Leeds City Art Gallery offers contemporary art as well as works by the likes of Rembrandt and J.W. Turner. The city offers a variety of museum exhibitions too. Take a trip over to the Leeds City Museum committed to spreading the history of Yorkshire and the Royal Armouries Museum to view monarchy exhibits recently adopted from the Tower of London.
The city has two universities to its name, the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University to continue in its theme of variety and choice. With a large student population, Leeds has no end of nightly entertainment possibilities from comedy clubs to live music. Leeds is well respected for its live music scene and puts on The Leeds Festival attracting Indie music lovers every summer.
Leeds keeps on entertaining its locals and visitors with what is regarded as its entertainment district where the studenty Millennium Square meets the Northern Quarter. Experience venues like TigerTiger and Revolution while the Square is popular for its Christmas markets and open air gigs.
While in Leeds, the whole of West Yorkshire is a short train ride away from Leeds Station care of the Metro trains.
The town of Bradford grew (similarly to it next door neighbour Leeds) upon the arrival of the Industrial Revolution with a considerable presence in the textile industry.
Bradford is incredibly proud of its hard working honest origins and demonstrates this at many a turn. Saltaire, the Victorian model industrial village is today a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site is characterised by huge chimney’s that can be spied for miles around.
Served by Saltaire Railway Station, the village Salt’s Mill consists of a charming collection of restaurants, shops and an art gallery. The gallery is unmissable by art lovers as it contains works by local artist made good, David Hockney.
Museum and history buffs are in for a treat in Bradford. There are so many interesting and unusual attractions here such as the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Cartwright Hall Museum with Edwardian and Victorian collectors items and Manningham Mills providing information on the town’s textile industry. There is a medieval mansion here called Bolling Hall and Victorian reservoirs at Chellow Dene. To top it all, Bradford is not short on theatrical productions. There are four theatres in town, the Alhambra, The Theatre in the Mill, The Priestley and St Georges Hall.
Bradford is very well situated for touring the Peak National Park, the North Yorkshire Moors and a scenic coastline offering seaside towns full of character like Whitby, Harrogate and Filey.
Leeds / Bradford Airport
The Leeds Bradford Airport
is situated 11 kilometres from Bradford and 18 kilometres from Leeds.
If driving , the airport is signposted on all roads across a wide area including the M1, the M62 and the A1 in Yorkshire.
If travelling by train and arriving at Leeds Train Station or the Bradford Interchange you can catch the MetroConnect shuttle services onto the airport. The MetroConnect 757 transfer takes about 20 minutes from Leeds train station and Leeds City Bus Station. The MetroConnect 737 transfer service should be caught when travelling from Bradford, Shipley, Guiseley and Yeadon.
If travelling from Harrogate, catch the Bus 2 Jet 767 service which links Oatlands, Pannal, Huby and Poole in Wharfedale with Harrogate City Centre and the Leeds Bradford Airport.