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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“The Royal Armouries is fabulous as it has free entry, is easily accessible and a marvellous day out, finish with a meal or drink and one of the many restuarants in the surrounding Dock area”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge mall with lifestyle and designer fashion shops, plus restaurants and 3-screen, arthouse cinema.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“It’s a 20 minute drive but this place is lovely, great for a picnic, a walk or just a chance to view the exhibits. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Establishment
“its walking distance and steeped in history. A nice day out and close by is abbey house another lovely and interesting place to visit. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“Imax cinema, and picture house cinema, old school cinema, and they sells beer, not in plastic cups but in real glass!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Amazing gallery devoted to the work of Barbara Hepworth includes a permanent collection of her work and travelling exhibitions. The gallery includes a lovely cafe/restaurant and a gift shop. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Award-winning museum with indoor exhibition galleries and outdoor sculpture park in the wonderful setting of Bretton Hall and West Bretton Country Park”
  • 29 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Grade I listed Piece Hall, Halifax is a rare and precious thing, an architectural and cultural phenomenon which is absolutely unique. It is the sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls, a class of buildings which embodied the vital and dominant importance of the trade in hand woven textiles to the pre-industrial economy of the West Riding of Yorkshire, from the Middle Ages through to the early nineteenth century. Further information is available at www.thepiecehall.co.uk/ ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Take your time exploring Leeds’ visual art and head for the recently refurbished Leeds Art Gallery which has the best twentieth century collection outside London and a colourful new wall painting commission for the Victorian staircase by Lothar Götz. The Henry Moore Institute is dedicated to celebrating sculpture. In the iconic building they host a year-round changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions presenting sculpture from across the world.”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“A must place to visit on your doorstep when you stay with us at September Cottage Haworth, the literary history and the ancestral home of the Bronte family, just a couple of minutes stroll away. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Sublocality
“A World Heritage village, lots of arts and crafts, right on the canal. Home to world-famous Salt's Mill and David Hockney permanent exhibitions.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Music Venue
“National and international live acts and shows, less than 10 mins by taxi or accessible by bus, in centre close to bars and restaurants”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“Get kitted out with your hard hat and battery lamp, then descend 140m underground to discover the harsh realities of coal mining through the centuries…”
  • 17 locals recommend
Building
“Use the no 2 or no 12 bus to get into town. Service every 10 minutes at peak time.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is a National trust site. Fantastic walks, Beautiful scenery. Fantastic cafe in the heart of the forest ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Establishment
“Beautifully restored Victoria theatre, great for touring musicals and plays and memorable nights out!”
  • 12 locals recommend