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Flanked as it is by sprawling national parks, Leeds may not seem very green by comparison. But with lush city parks and an array of stately country piles and nature reserves on its outskirts, we’d argue it offers the perfect balance of bustling city living and proximity to the great outdoors. Keep central, of course, and you’ll also discover an enviable music scene, thriving theatres, busy shopping districts and atmospheric pubs – making this Yorkshire city the ultimate northern(ish) weekend break. So whether you’re here for the top-notch galleries, the pioneering restaurants and bars, or already lacing up those boots to make for the moors, here are 17 unmissable things to do in Leeds right now.
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