About Leeds, UK

Leeds is the city of West Yorkshire (England) located on the River Aire.

The recorded history of Leeds can be traced to the fifth century when the Kingdom of Elmet was covered by the forest of "Loidis", the origin of the name Leeds. It is interesting, that citizens of Leeds are called "Loiners". Here you will find the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, a Cistercian abbey dating from the 12th century. Lotherton Hall, with art collections and wonderful bird garden, lies to the east of the city, Bramham Park to the north-east near Bramham, and Harewood House to the north. Leeds is also rich on the parks, to the north of a city lies Roundhay Park, which is the largest park in the city with its own Tropical World hothouse. Among other parks of Leeds are Golden Acre Park which lies between Adel and Bramhope, Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park, Hall Park in Horsforth, Potternewton Park between Chapeltown and Harehills, Temple Newsam Park, East End, Cross Flatts Park in Beeston and Middleton Park in Middleton.

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