In and Around Leeds Bradford Airport

Ryanair plane at Leeds Bradford airport. Used under creative commons license from Simon Grubb

Leeds is the UK’s eighth largest city and it’s home to Leeds Bradford airport. Situated in the north west of Leeds, the airport is shared with Bradford and is the main airport for Yorkshire. Flights from Leeds Bradford airport go to a variety of exciting destinations including Africa, Austria, Spain, the Caribbean, France, Italy, Lapland, Poland, Pakistan and many parts of the UK.

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Eating and drinking at Leeds Bradford airport

Whatever time of day you find yourself at Leeds Bradford airport you’ll never be short of places to grab something to eat or enjoy a coffee. In the terminal there’s plenty of choice, you can choose from a Cafe Ritazza, Yates' Bar, Burger King, Food Village, Danby Bar and Cafe Bar.

What is there to do in Leeds?

Harewood House in Leeds. Used under creative commons license from ell brown

History and culture: The local area offers a host of museums and galleries for you to visit including The Abbey House Museum, Leeds City Art, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds University Gallery, The National Media Museum, York City Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture park. So if you’ve got time to kill there’s loads to see and do.

Family entertainment: If you’ve got a family to keep busy then there are plenty of options. For animal lovers there are the Roundhay Park Tropical World, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm and the bird garden at the historic Harewood House. If the kids like trains, the Middleton Railway is great fun and you can pick up family tickets for just £12.

Shopping in Leeds

Leeds is a big city and as such has an impressive array of shops. There are commercial shopping centres, boutique shopping arcades and an indoor market that is absolutely vast. For all the big name brands you know and love you can’t get better than the Headrow Shopping Centre, the Leeds Shopping Plaza and the Merrion Centre. If you like your shopping to be a little more unique then the Corn Exchange is full of special one-offs. For local produce the Leeds indoor market has loads of stalls packed with fruit and veg, fish, meats and other locally sourced products.

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