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Explore Yorkshire

Explore our beautiful county and see more of England!

Leeds is in the heart of Yorkshire… and Yorkshire has it all!
You will find countryside and seaside, shopping centres in the city and stunning natural scenery neighbouring the local towns and villages.


Yorkshire became world-famous in the 18th century for the production of fine textiles. This history can be seen in the many mills across Leeds and the surrounding areas.

If you like history and travelling, then these places below are a must-see!

  • The Shambles, York
  • Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth
  • Sunny Bank Mills, Farsely
  • Bolton Abbey, Skipton
  • Salts Mill, Saltaire
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • Scarborough Castle
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

The ancient walled city of York is only a 25-minute train journey from Leeds

York Minster

Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire

The Great Outdoors

At Leeds English, we love to walk in the Yorkshire Dales, Ilkley Moor or the Otley Chevin. These places are free to visit and great for a day out, away from the busy city. train journey from Leeds

Mountain Biking

Find purpose-built mountain bike trails in Dalby Forest


Wharfedale, Ingleborough and Malham and are popular walking destinations

Climbing & Abseiling

Guided tours with Yorkshire Dales Guides


Try the Ingleton waterfall trail or vist Lumb Hole Falls


Learn to surf with Scarborough Surf School


Guided tours by Lost Earth Adventures

Yorkshire Seaside Towns

Many seaside towns can be reached by train from Leeds in just a few hours!

  • Whitby
  • Filey
  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Staithes
  • Scarborough
  • Robin Hood’s Bay

Did You Know

Yorkshire is England’s biggest county*

*A county is an area of a country. For example, Umbria in Italy or Cantabria in Spain or Ash-Sharqiyyah in Saudi Arabia.

Harry Potter was filmed in 3 Yorkshire towns

Hogwarts train station is actually Goathland. It was Malham Cove where Harry and Hermione hid from Lord Voldermort in the Deathly Hallows.

Britain’s oldest city is in Yorkshire

Ripon is also the 4th smallest city in England. It’s less than a 1 hour’s drive from Leeds or 1 hour 23 minutes on the train from Leeds.

We’re home to the tale of Dracula!

According to the book, Dracula landed in the small town of Whitby. The same town that inspired Bram Stoker to write the classic. Our students love visiting Whitby!

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