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Curious About Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

  • Leeds Town Hall on Curious About Leeds trail
  • View of Leeds city centre on Curious About Leeds trail

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Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

Curious About Leeds is a journey of discovery: an exciting glimpse into what makes this fabulous city what it is.

Our two unique walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together to form one longer walk, depending upon available time and energy! They will expand your knowledge, entertain and challenge you, and help you to stay mentally and physically fit! Walks typically take 1 to 2 hours each.

Walk 1: Art Gallery to River Aire

The start of the walk is a showcase to Leeds' diverse culture, from the majestic Leeds Art Gallery, through Mandela Gardens to the imposing Civic Hall. Next we pass the City Museum before heading down the elegant Victorian Arcades. Then it's on to the hustle and bustle of the Kirkgate Market and Corn Exchange before passing by the former mills of the Calls, which played such a significant part in Leeds' prosperity, before ending your walk at Leeds' waterfront. (1.3 miles / 2.1 kms)

Walk 2: River Aire to Park Square

This is a walk of many contrasts: starting with a peaceful stroll by the River Aire, before taking a trip through the founding streets of Leeds. Next it's on to a little known, tastefully constructed square, before heading to the busier City Square with its imposing buildings and delightful statues.

The walk ends at the sophisticated Park Square with a backdrop of the fabulously architected St Paul's House. (1.3 miles / 2.1 kms)

Have fun and stay curious...


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Starts at Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AA, England


Click here to visit Curious About Leeds's website
0115 9502151

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Opening hours

Walks are self guided, so can be done whenever you like and in your own time!


£5.99 for a instant download (print at home or view on device)

£8.00 for a printed booklet sent to you first class.

One printed booklet/instant download is recommended for up to four people.

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Eating information

Curious About Leeds passes numerous shops and cafes.


Public toilets are available on the way.

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