Leeds is a city often seen as the vibrant young hub of Yorkshire. Its diverse student population, surrounding countryside and rich culture make it a highly interesting place to be. In fact, the Christmas period has seen Leeds emerge as a place at the forefront of entertainment and great nightlife; set to continue into 2016! Yes, this is a city which just keeps on giving and surprising us too! As opportunities grow, why not plan a visit if you can and have a little food for thought with these fabulous facts you may not know…
Did you know?
- Leeds had a motto – the city has a Latin motto ‘pro rege et lege’ which is a succinct phrase meaning ‘for king and the law’
- Train gains – Leeds is recognised as a city with a massive rail connections; people board trains here to destinations across the country. The railway station currently has 17 platforms and users are increasing year-on-year
- Architecture matters – Leeds is also famed for the beautiful design of its town hall, complete with pillars and skilled stonemasonry. The architect was Cuthbert Brodrick who won £200 for his original design; a fair sum of money at the time!
- Fine wine – a quirky thing about Leeds is that it is home to one of the most Northerly vineyards! That’s right, in Woodlesford, not too far outside the city, Leventhorpe vineyard has even been used commercially!
Celebrating the city
It is clear to see that Leeds is a vibrant place with a unique culture, something you may want to get involved in! Whether you’re partying or just meeting in this impressive city, it matters to get the catering to match. A prime example is the Yorkshire Pig, offering a pig roast Leeds speciality service. For more information you can visit the website: www.hogroastsyorkshire.co.uk