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Road map of Leeds & Bradford
Road map of Leeds & Bradford. Free detailed road map of Leeds & Bradford with popular tourist attractions
Leeds & Bradford
Both Leeds and Bradford have emerged as business and cultural centres, making new use of the industrial and civic buildings that date from their heyday as giant textile producers in the 19th century. Leeds has restored the Edwardian Kirkgate Market and its ornate Victorian shopping arcades and converted riverside grain mills into offices and restaurants. The City Varieties Theatre has Britain's oldest music hall, the Grand Theatre is home to Opera North and the Town Hall hosts an international piano competition every three years.
Once a centre of the worsted trade, Bradford has fine 19th-century honey-coloured buildings. The Venetian-style Wool Exchange is now a shopping centre, and the Alhambra Theatre has been restored to its former splendour. The large Asian population brings a zest and flavour to the city, enhancing its character.
ARMLEY MILLS INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM [C4] A former woollen mill on an island in the River Aire, Armley Mills was once the world's largest mill. It is now a museum on Leeds's industrial history.
BOLLINC HALL MUSEUM [B3] Formerly a country residence, the hall was built onto a medieval pele tower in the 16th—18th centuries. It boasts fine panelling, oak furniture and a stained-glass window with 24 coats of arms.
BRADFORD CATHEDRAL [p313 D3] Until 1919, the I4th-15th-century cathedral was a parish church. Its Chapter House and Lady Chapel, with stained glass from the studios of William Morris, were added in 1951-63. The nearby merchant quarter of Little Germany has 19th-century warehouses.
BRADFORD INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM [B4] Moorside Mills, where raw wool was converted into cloth, has been restored and visitors can view the former homes of the mill owner and his workers. There are horse-drawn tram and bus rides round the site.
CARTWRIGHT HALL ART GALLERY [A4] A Bradford mill owner, Samuel Cunliffe Lister, financed the building of this baroque-revival art gallery in 1904. Its collections of 19th-20th-century British paintings include works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and David Hockney.
COLOUR MUSEUM [p313 A3] Britain's only museum devoted to colour includes an exhibit showing the world as seen through the eyes of a dog and a demonstration of the making of dyes.
KIRKSTALL ABBEY HOUSE MUSEUM [C4] This former manor was converted from the gatehouse of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey, the remains of which include the abbey church, with a finely carved west doorway. Today the gatehouse has reconstructions of Victorian streets with cottages, shops and an inn.
LEEDS CITY ART GALLERY [p346 C3] Sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth both studied at Leeds College of Art, and some of their works are on display. The gallery has a fine collection of Victorian paintings and early English watercolours. Nearby, the City Museum has displays including natural history and coins.
MIDDLETON RAILWAY [D3]
The world's oldest running railway was also the first railway to run steam locomotives. There are diesel and steam trains on show.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM AND TELEVISION [p313 B1] The museum's lively exhibits enable visitors to read the news on camera and to 'ride' on a flying carpet. There are also vintage televisions, cameras and photographs on display, as well as a magic lantern show.
ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM [p346 F1] Opened in 1996 as the new home for the national collection of arms and armour, the museum has five themed galleries which tell the story of arms and armour using interactive, hi-tech displays and costumed demonstrations. In the summer there are skilled demonstrations of jousting, fencing, horsemanship and falconry in a recreated tiltyard.
TEMPLE NEWSAM [E3] The Tudor-)acobean mansion has collections of paintings and silver while the grounds, landscaped by Capability Brown, contain the World's largest working Rare Breeds Farm.
THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM [D4] Housed in St James' Hospital, the museum contains over 35,000 medical objects, including a surgical chainsaw, a 17th-century correction frame and Prince Albert's medical chest, as well as interactive displays on how the body works.
THWAITE MILLS WATERMILL [D3] There are tours of this working water-powered mill on the River Aire. The restored Georgian mill owner's house provides information on the history of the mill.
TROPICAL WORLD [D4]
From Amazon rainforest to arid desert, a wide range of natural habitats have been recreated in a huge conservatory and are filled with colourful butterflies, birds, fish and reptiles.
UNDERCLIFFE CEMETERY [B4]
The ornate tombs of many of Bradford's wealthy Victorians can be viewed in this hillside cemetery of 1854.