Escape the City
With the weather warming up proven by a record breaking bank holiday weekend just gone, everyone is starting to look at ways to get out of the city and enjoy their spare time. Leeds itself has many attractions to blow off some steam and relax but is superbly placed within Yorkshire to have a quick jaunt for the day or weekend.
Here are a few of our favourites here at Britannia Turnbull’s.
If it’s one of those days that just seems to surprise everyone with some fantastic weather then Leeds has plenty to offer for the day. Within the city borders are the relaxing rural settings at Roundhay Park or Golden Acre Park – ideal for a tranquil dog walk or relax on the grass. For something a bit more historic is the stately homes at Temple Newsam and Harewood House which are surrounded by impressive parkland or the striking Kirkstall Abbey.
If you are looking for something a bit more vibrant then there are plenty of options as well. Chapel Allerton or Ilkley offer something a bit more urban with a tranquil feel. But Leeds city centre is jam packed with activities and amenities to indulge in.
Leeds is ideally located to make the trips to some of the jewels of Yorkshire life. Nearby areas such as Harrogate, Knaresborough or York are perfect for the sunny weather but each will require an early trip as they are popular getaways in the sun. There are also outdoor attractions nearby to other urban areas which prove a hit in the warm weather including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.
Leeds is also ideally positioned for one of the UK’s favourite national parks. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of the best hikes in the country including the Malham circular that takes in the stunning Malham Cove, Janet’s Foss and Gordale Scar which was voted the nation’s third favourite walk.
The Yorkshire Coastline
What do most Brit’s think when the sun comes out? Head to the seaside! And the East Coast is within reach of Leeds for a day trip either by car or public transport. Some of the classic locations to visit include Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough. For something a bit more unique then Whitby is ideal for families while the smaller seaside spots like Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes provide as picturesque settings as you will find in the UK.
For something a bit more nature based then the Flamborough Head Reserve and Bempton Cliffs provide exciting and views of the Yorkshire coastline and some of the birdlife that reside there.
Of course there is also the option of jetsetting away from Leeds. The Leeds Bradford International Airport can help you with that, as can nearby airports such as Doncaster, Newcastle and Manchester.← The Whole Kit & Caboodle from Turnbull’s