Leeds is one of the north’s busiest and most exciting cities. Whether you’re visiting for the annual summer festival or looking for a cool city staycation, hotels in Leeds put you close to both vibrant city life and scenic countryside. Lovers of music will find lots to do in Leeds, from Leeds festival to indie gigs at Belgrave Music Hall. History enthusiasts can visit the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey or stroll around Temple Newsam stately home. Shopping even comes with a historical twist, as you can visit the unusual mosaic tiled shopping galleries in the Victoria Quarter. Leeds is an art-lover’s paradise, with attractions such as the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Welcome Art trail and plenty of small, independent galleries scattered around the city to be enjoyed. Leeds is also a great urban base for those looking to explore Yorkshire’s stunning countryside, as it’s within an hour’s drive of the windswept Yorkshire Dales National Park.