The king of the North of England is, pretty much indisputably for culture, music, art and more, our beloved Leeds.

The Yorkshire city has a ridiculous amount to offer to students at the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University, from its exceptional nightlife to its breadth of things to see and do during the daytime.

And it’s that latter point we’re here to address today. Here’s a rundown of the top things to do in Leeds, according to TripAdvisor.

Royal Armouries Museum

royal-armouries-museumWhere?: Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT
How much?: Free

Get your medieval kicks by heading to this supremely fun museum dedicated to everything battle-related. With five galleries each dedicated to a fantastically entertaining theme (war, tournament, self-defence, hunting and arms and armour of the Orient), it’s a great way to spend a day.

Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park (6935007214)Where?: Roundhay Road, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 4AR
How much?: Free

This 700 acre area of land has a ridiculous number of things to see and do. Whether it’s a scented area for the blind, Butterfly World or the gorgeous Canal Gardens, Roundhay Park is a beautiful day out with plenty of opportunity for some very solid Insta snaps.

Temple Newsam

temple-newsamWhere?: Temple Newsam Park, Off Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE
How much?: From £3.80

This country house and farm makes for a very dignified day out. Whether you’re there to check out the rare breeds on the farm or the art collections within the mansion, you’ll have a fantastic time at this grand abode hidden away in Leeds.

Kirkstall Abbey

kirkstall-abbeyWhere?: Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH
How much?: Free

This beautiful structure is an amazing architectural achievement, which now lies in enticing ruins for you to do your best Lara Croft impression in. It was founded more than 800 years ago, so you can get your ancient kicks by wandering around its expansive site.

Golden Acre Park


Where?: Golden Acre Park, Otley Road, Golden Acre, Leeds, LS16 8BQ
How much?: Free

If you want a lovely, quaint day out, then look no further than the cosy tearooms and scenic lakeside walks available at Golden Acre park. Six miles from the city centre, it’s a perfect breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of Leeds proper.

Thackray Medical Museum


Where?: 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN
How much?: £8

One of the largest medical museums in the world might not sound like the most interesting place to be, but Thackray Medical Museum is infinitely more interactive and fascinating than you’d expect. The Victorian sections of the exhibition will show you how grisly medicine really was back then, before the other exhibits take you through time and show you how the processes which save our lives have evolved over the years.

Trinity Leeds

Trinity Leeds, Briggate, Leeds (21st June 2014)

Where?: Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AT
How much?: Varies

It might seem odd to have a shopping centre crop up in a ‘top attractions’ list for a city, but Trinity Leeds really is quite something to behold. Housing more than 120 different brands in leisure, food and entertainment, this enormous mall is great to get lost in for a whole day and try and score some bargains at. Just don’t blow all your student loan at once…

Last Updated on June 21, 2022