North Leeds
It's one of the most flourishing and thriving areas of the city.
Spanning Cookridge, Moor Allerton, Lawnswood and Alwoodley, you certainly won’t find a shortage of parkland, shops, restaurants and bars, impressive road links and a plethora of places to work.
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Kings Street, Drighlington, BD11 1AN
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Roundhay School is one of the largest, most diverse schools in the county, teaching children and young adults ages 4-18. The school has secured impressive results way above the national average, as well as receiving national awards and an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ status. If you’re looking for just a primary school, then Manor Wood Primary School is the place. Teaching children from 6 months- 11years, the school prides itself of being a place with a sense of belonging in an atmosphere of inclusion, tolerance, trust and mutual respect.
North Leeds is the hot spot for professionals due to it being home to a string of big-name businesses within a variety of sectors, as well as being perfectly located along the outer ring road, providing easy access by car, bus and train to other areas within Leeds and further afield: York only 23 miles north-east, Bradford 10 miles south-west and Manchester 38 miles south-west.
If you fancy a day out around North Leeds, Adel Woods should be one of the first places you stop off at. Spanning 175 acers of woodland, it’s a little escape from the hustle and bustle of the bright lights of Leeds. From swimming to climbing, to walking with the pooch and mountain biking, you certainly won’t be short of activities when you visit. For the perfect family day out, why not check out Roundhay Park. The park covers over 700 acres of parkland complete with lakes, woodland, formal gardens, cafes, playgrounds, and of course Tropical World. Let the little (and big) one’s journey though the rainforest, mangroves and desert all under one roof!
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If you’re looking for good food, good alcohol and live music, Red Lion at Shadwell is the place to be. They serve traditional British pub food which is homemade by their team of talented chefs as well as holding monthly music events showcasing the talented musicians in Leeds. If you don’t fancy food, then why not try The East Village in Hyde Park. Transporting you straight across the pond to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, serving high end drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. They’re big on Instagram and TikTok so make sure to hit them up on their social channels! What about a beer garden? Specifically, a beer garden that’s been voted in the top 10 best beer gardens in Leeds on Leedslist AND The Yorkshire Post… well The Myrtle Tavern is the place for you.
North Leeds is a huge area starting with inner north Leeds and expanding out into outer north Leeds. This vast suburban area includes places like Headingley, Roundhay, Scholes, Menston and Otley, all of which are known as affluent, popular places to live in the city. It's also full to the brim with Victorian architecture, history, rolling hills, beautiful greenery, plenty of independent and quirky shops and a great community spirit throughout each of the local villages.

The Victorian architecture that gives North Leeds it's unrivaled curb appeal is a reminder of the past, when the smog and smoke of the inner city of Leeds drove the wealthier Victorian's to build their mansions further out from the city centre, in the clean air of the countryside. Since the Victorian period, the city expanded and this countryside became suburbia, but while the smoke and smog may be a thing of the past, this balance between a quieter, more rural lifestyle yet with easy access to the city centre is something that still draws house buyers to the villages of North Leeds to this day.

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The British Library

If you’re a bit of a bookworm and love researching topics the ‘old fashioned way’, we highly recommend a visit to The British Library at Boston Spa. This little treasure trove offers a gateway to vast research collections including journals of the sciences, arts and humanities, millions of monograph titles and the UK national newspaper collection. 

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The Donkey Sanctuary

Want to try something a little different? Why not visit The Donkey Sanctuary which is close to Harewood House and Golden Acre Park. Visitors are able to meet and pet the donkeys as well as visiting the gift shop and children’s play area.

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Aspect at The Park
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