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Video: The Wonders of Leeds!

16 August 2018

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Leeds one of the most interesting outstanding cities in the whole of the UK it's a northern powerhouse it's a site of great economic activity and today we're going to find out why 27 million people come here to visit us each year so come along for the ride as we tour the wonders of Leeds.

Temple Newsam

Many people are going to recognize the building behind me from the ITV drama “Victoria,” of course I am stood here a temple newsroom this is our first wonder of Leeds it's an amazing building it dates back and I can't believe this estate dates back almost a thousand years but of course it's been redeveloped by many families over the years with connection to the Royals and loads and loads of people come here local and from far and wide great place to come out and visit I'm sure you'll be here soon.

Roundhay Park

I am of course in Roundhay park, this is one of the biggest parks in Europe over 700 acres of parkland, woodland, we've got waterloo lake behind me and of course the amazing tropical world. This park has been owned by loads of different people and at one time was in the ownership of Henry the fourth. But then in 1871 it was sold from private ownership for one hundred and thirty-nine thousand pounds to lead city council and remains in their ownership today… that would have been 15 million pounds in today's money, bargain! 

Armley Mills

I'm stood here with Armley Mills behind me and this mill, this great milk built in 1805 was open all the way up till 1969 until the council took over in 1982. They created this amazing museum which is a nod to the great Industrial Revolution within one of the great mills that still stands here in Leeds today.

Kirkstall Abbey

 So here we are at the final wonder for today this of course is the iconic Kirkstall Abbey it is one of those buildings that everybody who visit Leeds has to come and see built in around 1550 - it was disestablished during the reign of Henry the eighth and it is such an important, such a beautiful building. We have the Visitor Centre Museum across the road it has all sorts of different events now here in the parks throughout the year I think the Kaiser Chiefs played here a couple of years ago and it's an amazing place that you just have to come and visit.

There are our wonders of Leeds… why not post below and tell us the wonders that you think that we've missed out today or something about the ones that we've been to see and stay tuned as always for more of these videos and we'll catch up soon thanks for watching.

 

 

 

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