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TOP TEN ATTRACTIONS IN WEST YORKSHIRE

Stunning landscapes, enticing attractions and traditional charm, West Yorkshire is the perfect place to spend a holiday. Whether you're looking for an adventure, or simply to unwind and relax, West Yorkshire has a wide variety of activities to enjoy.

With so much to see and do, we want our guests to have an enjoyable experience on their visit to West Yorkshire, which is why we have put together our top 10 favourite attractions for the area.

1. Pole Position Indoor Karting

Vying for a position on the podium? Take on friends and family at the Pole Position Indoor Karting racing circuit. Screech around the tight twists and turns of the 580m track, whilst driving at top speeds of 45mph. Take part in the fast-paced action, and race into first place.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 2 miles

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2. Tropical World

With a large collection of tropical plants, Tropical World allows you to tour the world without leaving West Yorkshire. Tour the butterfly, swamp, desert and rainforest houses where you will see many types of plants as well as the opportunity to see a variety of different creatures, such as bats, snakes and meerkats. Everything is indoors, making it a tropical paradise in Leeds!

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 4 miles

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3. Harewood House

Built in the mid-18th century, Harewood House is a Georgian mansion with a wide variety of things to do. Although the house is beautiful from the outside, step inside to see examples of Renaissance paintings and marvel and the architectural splendour. Whilst roaming through the gardens, imagine yourself being surrounded by English aristocrats and attending one of the opulent 18th-century parties. For kids, there's plenty of action packed fun in the Adventure Playground, or see over 90 species of birds in the Bird Garden.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 9 miles

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4. Leeds Kirkgate Market

Situated in a large Edwardian building, Leeds Kirkgate Market is currently the largest covered market in Europe, with over 800 traders. Thriving since 1822, the market sells everything you could possibly imagine, from exotic foods, fashion fabrics and electrical goods. Michael Marks, the co-founder of Marks & Spencer, first started the business as a penny bazaar in Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 10 miles

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5. Diggerland

Ever wanted to drive a real digger? Well, now you can at Diggerland, where everything is digger themed! The theme park is suitable for both adults and children, get elevated, shaken and spun on the rides before jumping into the driver's seat of a real digger and dig deep for treasure - Diggerland provides fantastic fun for all.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 13 miles

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6. Charlotte's Ice Cream Parlour

You're in for a real treat at Charlotte's Ice Cream Parlour, where all the ice cream is made from Jersey cow's milk. With over 30 delicious flavours, from vanilla through to apple crumble - if there's a flavour not on the menu, ask for it and the team will rustle it up! The parlour provides panoramic views over Yorkshire and has an outdoor play area for children and a putting green, as well as a small petting zoo. No visit to West Yorkshire is complete without sampling some of the best ice cream in the country.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 13 miles

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7. National Coal Mining Museum

Descend 140 metres underground and explore one of Britain's oldest coal mines. The museum is free of charge and visitors get an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of miners all those centuries ago. After experiencing an insight into traditional working life in Yorkshire, take part in a fun-filled workshop and meet the ponies in the stable yard.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 14 miles

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8. Xscape Yorkshire

An award-winning entertainment destination, Xscape Yorkshire has a wide variety of amenities all under one roof. If you're looking to pump adrenaline, head to the biggest snow slope in the UK, or take on the rock climbing walls. If you like to keep your feet on the ground, then enjoy some time out in one of the restaurants or indulge in a little retail therapy - Xscape Yorkshire has it all.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 15 miles

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9. Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Home to pieces of art from both UK and international artists, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an outdoor art exhibition. This beautifully landscaped park is the perfect way to unwind, with art to appeal to a wide variety of tastes. The first sculpture park of its kind, this unique attraction makes its home in the heart of West Yorkshire.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 15 miles

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10. Ilkley Toy Museum

Take a journey back to your childhood and see the toys that you used to play with. From dolls and teddy bears to cars and figurines, the toys date back from 350BC to the 21st century. Step back in time, not only to your childhood but to hundreds and thousands of years, to see the beautifully crafted and extraordinarily conserved toys of yesteryear.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre: 15 miles

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