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Vacation rentals in Leeds
Leeds is a city bursting with energy, boasting a thriving arts scene, rich sporting heritage, and vibrant nightlife. A former mill town, many of the apartments in Leeds are converted from mill buildings which are spacious, open and airy – and often overlook the lovely rivers and canals around the city. rentals north of the center, such as in the suburbs of Horsforth and Headingley, head into the city’s delightful, leafy suburbs, whereas a rental in the downtown area itself gives you immediate access to this intriguing metropolis.Attractive river views in Leeds
Leeds offers many single bedroom rentals which are ideal for couples or single travelers. Look out for rentals which are next to waterways, as they often have terraces with a fine view. People travelling with children may find staying slightly outside the city center a better bet for larger vacation rentals, where you will discover some truly charming vacation homes.
Vacations in Leeds
The area and getting around
Leeds is the perfect city from which to explore the north of England, and it has superb transport routes to every other part of the UK. Leeds is big enough to offer myriad entertainment options for visitors, but small enough to be explored on foot. The outskirts of Leeds quickly transform into miles of gorgeous Yorkshire countryside. Parking is easy, even in the center of the city (although you’ll need to pay!) and bus and train routes are extensive and easy to use and it’s an easy walk from the main train station to the center of the city.Something for everyone in Leeds
Leeds offers everything you’d expect from a major cosmopolitan city, theaters, cinemas, excellent shopping and fine dining. Food offerings are extensive, from Michelin Star restaurants to delightful pop-up cafes, and a huge effort has been made to transform the former mill town into a thriving and exciting cultural space. Make sure to spend an afternoon at Leeds waterfront. It has been regenerated and now boasts vibrant waterside cafés and bars, a world-class museum, and art galleries.
Travelers and activities
Leeds proudly offers three excellent theaters: Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds Playhouse and the Carriageworks, offering a wide range of productions, from local excellence to big-stage international musicals. Leeds Grand Theatre is pure Victorian opulence and is also the home of Opera North and is where you can see world-leading productions in superb surroundings. Leeds Playhouse is a large, modern performing arts theater, and the Carriageworks offers a mixture of classical works and modern productions. The city is also home to the world-famous Northern Ballet, and when they’re not touring the world you can watch their stunning performances on their home stage.Leeds for shoppers
You’ll find top-range department stores in Leeds, including the inimitable Harvey Nichols, but also the likes of House of Fraser and others. Trinity Leeds, a huge shopping mall right in the center of town, houses all the regular high street stores, and slightly out of town is the enormous White Rose shopping center. However, the beauty of Leeds is its plethora of independent stores. Check out the gorgeous Victoria Leeds, Victorian style arcades with ornate glass roofs housing high end and independent retailers. Enjoy strolling round the streets of Leeds and discovering delightful independent shops selling everything from bath bombs to juggling clubs.
JRR Tolkein’s son, Christopher Tolkein, was born in Leeds, where he posthumously edited The Lord of the Rings!
Top 5 travel tips in Leeds
Visit the Thackray Museum to see how medicine has developed over hundreds of years. See how leeches were used to cure certain ailments, and some of the weird and downright scary surgical instruments which thankfully are now confined to the museum history.2. Watch the big screen from your own sofa
The simply sumptuous Everyman Cinema in the Trinity Shopping center in Leeds provides cozy sofas and cushions and even bean bags to lounge on while watching the screen. To luxury is complemented by an ice bucket for your drinks!3. Learn about the arms of the royals
Presented over five floors, the Royal Armouries is one of the largest collections of weapons of war in the world. The collection includes one of the suits of armor worn by King Henry VIII of England, as well as a near-complete set of elephant armor!4. Breathe the country air
Leeds is embraced by the Yorkshire countryside, with its rolling green hills and fine country houses. Step outside the city and you’ll be in a different world. Don’t miss the magnificent stately home of Harewood House just to the north of the city!5. Learn all about Leeds in one place
Bang in the center of town you’ll find the wonderful Leeds Museum. Delightfully educational, the museum reveals the 800-year history of the city, and also hosts a vast collection of preserved animals and fossils.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Leeds
How much do the vacation rentals in Leeds cost on average?
Our data shows that Leeds had an average price of $217 per night, a relatively high one compared to the cities in the United Kingdom.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Leeds?
]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Leeds are April ($203 the average per night for accommodation), June ($210), and May ($210).
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Leeds?
When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Leeds, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of December (with an average of $230 per night), followed by November ($224), and then February ($222).
Is Leeds a good location for a last-minute getaway?
When planning a vacation to Leeds, we recommend you to be proactive as 76% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data from last year.
When are more vacation rentals available?
The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Leeds are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 39% of the total last year), April (36%), and October (36%).
During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is December (only 11% of properties were available on average last year). Followed by November (12%), and then August (14%). During these three months, the availability is only 12%. It is therefore recommended to book far in advance.
Are there many vacation rentals in Leeds?
In Leeds we offer you an extensive catalog of around 440 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 12 local and international providers.