Serving Leeds and Bradford, and the wider regions of West and North Yorkshire in England, United Kingdom is Leeds Bradford International Airport, located in Yeadon in West Yorkshire, 11 kilometres or 6.9 miles northwest of the city of Leeds. Formerly known as Yeadon Aerodrome, Leeds Bradford International Airport is the largest airport in Yorkshire and operates with a concrete surfaced runway designated 14/32, measuring 2,250 metres or 7,382 feet in length.
What to see & do
When in Leeds, attractions to be visited include Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam, Thackray Museum, Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds City Museum, Royal Armouries Museum, Harewood House, Abbey House Museum, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, and Lotherton Hall, to name a few. The Leeds City Museum, which was opened in the late 1810s and then reopened in mid to late 2008, houses exhibits like Life on Earth Gallery, Ancient Worlds Gallery, World View Gallery, Leeds Story Gallery, among others. Among the items within the museum include The Leeds Tiger, Roman Floor Mosaic, Hellenistic Greek Tomb Doors, The Leeds Mummy, and Iron Replica of Hellenistic Greek Head of Aphrodite. The museum also has a Collectors Corner and Shop where numerous collections are exhibited and appear in rotation. The Royal Armouries Museum features the National Collection of Arms and Armour, and is a part of the Royal Armouries family of museums. The armouries museum can further be divided into displays and galleries that include War, Hunting, Oriental, Tournament, Arena, Self Defence, and more.
How to get around within Leeds
The city centre of Leeds is connected to the National Rail network by Leeds railway station, while the public transportation within West Yorkshire is connected and coordinated via the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. Other options for getting around Leeds include going by rail, bus, sea and waterways, among others. Among the railway stations in Leeds include Leeds, Cross Gates, Cottingley, Bramley, Burley Park, East Garforth, Garforth, Guiseley, Headingley, Horsforth, Micklefield, Morley, New Pudsey, and Woodlesford. Rail options also include the High Speed rail and Leeds New Lane, along with Middleton Steam Railway and Abbey Light Railway.
As of 2006, there is a zero-fare bus service FreeCityBus in the area and goes on a circular route stopping by bus and railway stations, which can be found within Leeds city centre. The buses in Leeds are mostly provided by First Leeds and Arriva Yorkshire, while other providers like Transdev in Harrogate and Transdev in Keighley have services to Harrogate and Ripon; and Shipley, Bingley, and Keighley, respectively. Another service is the Yorkshire Coastliner, which runs starting from Leeds to other stops like Pickering, Scarborough, Filey, Thornton-le-Dale, Whitby, and Bridlington, through Tadcaster, York, and Malton. Lastly, when travelling by coach or taxi, the coach provider in Leeds is Stagecoach with its service to and from Hull through Goole, while taxis can be found within a dedicated public hire taxi rank that works 24 hours around the clock, with approximately 537 taxis – 237 of which are wheelchair accessible.
How to get there
Flights into and out of Leeds Bradford International Airport are provided by reliable airlines like Aer Lingus Regional operated by Stobart Air, Austrian Airlines, BH Air, British Airways, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Flybe, Flybe operated by Loganair, Jet2.com, KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair, and Thomson Airways. These airlines serve destinations like Dublin, Innsbruck, Burgas, London, Aberdeen, Southampton, Geneva, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Jersey, Pisa, Faro, Barcelona, Corfu, in addition to many more, with scheduled, seasonal, and seasonal charter flights.
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