Travelling around Leeds
The largest city in Yorkshire, Leeds is situated in the Aire Valley on the foothills of the Pennines. It is England’s third most populous city (outside London and Birmingham) and is the commercial and financial heart of Yorkshire.
Despite its vast urban expansion, Leeds is just a stone’s throw away from the famously picturesque Yorkshire Dales, with valleys, meadows and moorlands ready to explore.
Leeds has excellent air, road and rail links. Arriva buses operate in the area, providing services to and from Huddersfield, Wakefield and Castleford, as well as local towns and villages, such as Selby, Dewsbury and Halifax.
Leeds has a history dating back to medieval times. The city grew slowly until the 17th and 18th centuries, when it really began to flourish. After starting out as the centre of Yorkshire’s wool district, it expanded rapidly during the Industrial Revolution. In recent times, Leeds has welcomed the arrival of several academic institutions and the city’s retail, call centre and media industries all continue to thrive.