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Leeds is a city (and metropolitan borough) in the county of West Yorkshire and is its cultural, financial and commercial heart.
Leeds can trace its recorded history to the fifth century when the Kingdom of Elmet was covered by the forest of "Loidis" (the origin of the name Leeds). In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds became a major centre for the production and trading of wool, during the Industrial Revolution Leeds developed into a major industrial centre. Although wool was still the dominant industry, engineering, iron foundries, printing and other industries were important.

  • Last visit to Leeds: Feb 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    HI Gareth, great page about Leeds - I didn't know that there are such beautiful buildings in that city!

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    Great new tips! The Armouries really does look fantastice and Kirkstall Abbey looks fab - reminds me a bit of Tintern but free!! xx

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    Nice page Gareth. I have an old friend from Leeds and always wanted to go and visit this town.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    What an absolutely beautiful building! It's a shame it continues to go through changes, perhaps not for the better. At least the structural integrity of the building appears to remain in excellent condition, correct?


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