|Cheapest price||$420||From New York to Leeds|
Striking an attractive balance between historic charm and modern flare, Leeds is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom, with an impressive reputation to boot. Shopaholics will find a haven of vintage boutiques awaiting them in the Victorian Corn Exchange building, whilst those with an eye for detail will marvel at the Baroque-style Town Hall that dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. Millennium Square serves as a large public meeting place for locals and tourists to meet and enjoy the seasonal entertainment on offer. Cool off in the summer heat (if you’re lucky) by paddling in the water fountains or enjoy the friendly atmosphere whilst watching televised sporting events upon a large screen. Venture a little outside the city centre for the Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall. Favorably known as the Hampton Palace of the North, Temple Newsam is a wonderful example of a Tudor-Jacobean country mansion. At the Edwardian country estate Lotherton Hall visitors can enjoy a walk around the stunning gardens or a trip to the Bird Garden, home to over 200 species of our little feathered friends. ?
Offering events and entertainment all year round, it’s best to coordinate your visit in line with what interests you. For avid music fans, Leeds is a name synonymous with the contemporary rock and indie scene thanks to the internationally renowned music festival, which annually welcomes thousands of partiers during the UK bank holiday weekend in August. With previous headline acts including Biffy Clyro, Kings of Leon and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, it’s easy to see why this is a city that strikes the right chord with music lovers everywhere. During the winter months between January and February, Millennium Square is transformed into a public ice rink where people can try their hand at freestyle skating. Experience a taste of European festivity at Christmas time when the Square welcomes the German Christmas market stalls, specialising in traditional delicacies such as Glühwein (mulled wine) and Bratwurst (German sausage).