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Destination guide

Book a cabin for markets, boutique shops and more at Leeds

Located in the north of Yorkshire, Leeds log cabins offer plenty of spacious living arrangements with updated furnishings, fully-stocked kitchens and all the amenities you desire for your holiday travels. Just an easy jaunt away you can find the Leeds Kirkgate Market, with hundreds of stalls featuring local vendors. Not far off, the Victoria Quarter offers high-end shops and independent boutiques. For military history fans, the Royal Armouries has a collection of national arms and artillery. Whether you're on a family holiday or just a romantic weekend away for two, you'll find it all from a York cabin.

 
History

Historic sites near Leeds holiday cottages

A ton of historic sites can be found near Leeds holiday cottages for you to see and enjoy. The Leeds Town Hall was first built in the 1850s and is the heart of the city centre even today. The Hyde Park Picture House is an arthouse cinema that first opened its doors in 1914 and still maintains its classic interior design. At the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, you can enjoy a scenic walkway along paths that have existed since 1774. The ruins of Kirkstall Abbey date to 1152 and provide unparalleled photographic opportunities.

Things to do

Things to do near Leeds holiday cottages

Attractions in Leeds are plentiful. After you settle into your Leeds holiday cottages, you can visit the Royal Armouries Museum, a national museum dedicated to the history of arms and armaments. You can see the art-filled country house and bird gardens at Harewood House. A relaxing walk in the Roundhay Park green space offers lakeside relaxation and playgrounds for the kids. The RHS Garden Harlow Carr offers unspoiled and immaculately-maintained green space.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Leeds

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Leeds a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Turkish Baths and Health Spa (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • York Dungeon (21.8 mi / 35.2 km)
  • Leeds Park Square (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Gotts Park Golf Club (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Leeds

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Leeds is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Mandela Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Leeds Park Square (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Woodhouse Moor (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Roundhay Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Tropical World (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Leeds

Fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), which is 30.9 mi (49.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Leeds Station, Burley Park Station and Headingley Station are the main stations in the city.

How to get around

Getting to your Leeds holiday rental

Travel around Leeds both to and from your holiday rental is easy with the multiple options available. There are district trains running between London and Leeds on a regular basis. You can take a bus or coach. Hire cars are available for self-drive options, and within the city itself, you might want to walk or cycle to your destinations.

Food & drink 

Sample English cuisine in Leeds

If you’re looking to sample English cuisine in Leeds, you’ll want to head out to any of the local pubs or eateries near your holiday lettings and try Yorkshire pudding, made with eggs, flour and milk and served with beef and gravy. On the side, don’t forget to try some Wensleydale cheese, and for dessert, you can enjoy some Parkin cake with gingerbread, oatmeal and black treacle.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly things to do near Leeds holiday homes

If you’re on a family holiday, there are lots of fun, kid-friendly activities available not far from Leeds holiday homes. Visit St. Aidan’s Nature Park and enjoy 12 kilometres of trails for hiking, cycling and animal spotting. The Leeds City Museum offers an eclectic meld of exhibits from Egyptian mummies to a Roman floor mosaic. Temple Newsam offers special games just for kids and a farm where they can meet cows, sheep, goats and pigs, and the Meanwood Valley Urban Farm allows kids to meet alpacas, donkeys, rabbits, sheep and other animals up close and personal.

How many holiday rentals are available around Leeds?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,068 holiday lettings around Leeds. From 460 flats & apartments to 241 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Leeds?

There's nothing as appealing as a countryside holiday. Think long roams in natural surrounds, cosy local cafes and the melody of crickets at night. Bring it on! HomeAway has 119 rural holiday rentals in this destination. Searching for a different holiday vibe? See if any of our other properties float your boat. Our range here includes:

  • 92 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 88 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 79 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Leeds?

Experience this destination like a local from the comfort of your very own apartment. You'll feel like you're part of the neighbourhood in no time! You'll be able to choose from 496 different options on HomeAway. How does £23 per night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't dilly dally! Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 340 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Cottage: 280 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £100 per night.
  • Hotel: 142 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £34 per night.

Can I stay in Leeds in a large group?

There's nothing better than reconnecting with your old friends or spending a few weeks with your family in an exciting new destination. And the best thing, HomeAway has places to suit. Currently, house holiday rentals are the latest thing for big groups of travellers here, and you'll find 71 listed on our database. If you are hoping to stay with a large group, the holiday rentals that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 184 properties ideal for that size. Stay a night from just £47.
  • If you have 5 in your group, you'll be pleased to learn that there are 108 rental accommodation that are suitable. You can get one for as little as £52 a night.
  • Going away with a group of 8? We've got 68 holiday rentals that will be perfect. Prices start from £100 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring your mom, your sister and all your mates to Leeds.