Explore Golden Acre Park
A short drive north of central Leeds, Golden Acre Park is a 179-acre paradise of woodland and gardens surrounding a beautiful lake. Visitors can walk amongst many varieties of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, as well as a section that’s soon to be the largest heather garden in Europe, and a charming visitor centre and shop.
Have a gander at Harrogate
Full of impressive historic buildings and idyllic gardens, Harrogate is one of the most elegant towns in the Leeds area. Many visitors to the area stop off to browse the rustic curiosities in its many antique shops, grab a bite at the locally-renown Betty’s Tearoom, or treat themselves to some pampering at its Turkish baths. Take a trip to this charming town, and you’re sure to leave with your own special memory.
Explore Ripley Castle
A stone’s throw from central Harrogate, Ripley Castle is a 700-year-old stately home surrounded by several acres of deer park, walled gardens and wild parkland. Here, you can unwind with a tranquil stroll through the grounds, or take a fun and informative guided tour of the castle itself, learning the history of the affluent Ingilby family, who have owned the property for 26 generations.
Planning a trip to Golden Acre Park? Travelodge Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel is a 10-minute drive away, and Travelodge Leeds Central Vicar Lane Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes.