Trains to Leeds

Cheap Trains to Leeds

"Leeds struts across England's urban stage like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, oozing the confidence that befits the favourite child of the New Urban Revolution” Lonely Planet

Tell us which station you want to go to and in no time you could be enjoying the scenery and vibrancy of Leeds with the Brownlee brothers (Well you never know). You might want to take in a match at Elland Road, enjoy an interesting visit to The Royal Armouries or watch a play at City Varieties Music Hall. Leeds is a great destination with some of the UK's best attractions, ideal for families and groups of friends; it's great for young people with lots of students living in the area.

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Visiting Leeds by Train

We recommend a nice walk at Roundhay Park. Outside of London, Leeds is also one of the best places to go shopping

Train Fact: Leeds station is the busiest in the UK outside of central London, with over 900 trains and 100,000 passengers per day.

Leeds is one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK. The city is known for its architecturally daring shopping malls and lively nightlife. Many people come here to indulge in the city’s shopping and social scene. For tourists, Leeds has the Royal Armouries Museum and Kirkstall Abbey. The main railway station has direct links to the Yorkshire Dales, Manchester and York amongst others. There are regular trains coming from London King's Cross railway station every day, meaning Leeds can make for an excellent base on a visit to the UK.

The Royal Armouries is one of the best museums in the UK and was originally built in 1996 to house weapons and armouries from the Tower of London. With exhibits that include armours used for fencing, jousting and even Indian elephants, the Royal Armouries makes for a great visit. To get here, simply take the free ferry from Granary Wharf, at the southern entrance of the Leeds railway station.

Kirkstall Abbey is another popular attraction in Leeds. This medieval cathedral was built in 1152 by the Cistercian monks and is Leeds’ most impressive medieval structure. The weekend food market and pop-up events are held outside the Abbey from April to November. The Abbey House Museum is also worth a visit. It contains beautifully reconstructed shops and houses as well as exhibitions for children.

The Leeds Art Gallery is a major art gallery in the city that features 19th to 20th-century British art collections as well as contemporary pieces. Other attractions to check out in Leeds include the Henry Moore Institute, Thornton's Arcade, and the Leeds Industrial Museum, one of the largest textile mills in the world that has been converted into a museum that tells the story of Leeds’ industrial past.