One of the iconic landmark is the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, a favorite spot for both tourists and locals. Set in a public park with 24 hectares of parkland, this historical architecture is a picturesque ruins located beside the River Aire, making it a perfect place to lounge around and enjoy the scenic view of its surroundings.
One of the Treasure Houses of England, Harewood House has an excellent collections of art. It was built in 1759 by the finest craftsmen of its time, the completion took 30 years and finished in 1771. Aside from the admirable architecture of the house and the art exhibitions, visitors may enjoy farm experience and meet the animals dwelling here such as friendly alpacas, goats, pigs,rabbits and even penguins. Explore the Harewood Bird Garden and discover around 40 species of birds including the endangered ones like the Bali starling. The award winning garden here is a must visit for garden lovers as it boasts a variety of plants from all over the world, scattered in a 100 acres of magnificent landscapes.
Leeds is home to numerous theaters and one of the best repertory theater companies in UK is the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Its productions range in classical drama, children's show, modern European theater and some seasonal productions such as Christmas Show. Aside from production shows, this theater is involve in local community's outreach programs.