Leeds - Car Hire

Leeds is situated near the river Aire in the county of Yorkshire. It was awarded city status in eighteen ninety three. At the time of the Industrial Revolution, Leeds played a major part in the production of wool. It then later became the centre for higher education and commerce, and housed the University of Leeds. Also Leeds Trinity and All Saints as well as Leeds Metropolitan University are located in the city.

Leeds has benefited from other major Industries including the clothing Industry, where Montague Burton had one of the major factories in the UK. Furniture production was also a major Industry, made popular by Thomas Chippendale. The board game Monopoly was produced in Leeds by the famous Waddingtons. The Royal Armories Museum has a large collection of armour and arms and was built to accomodate the Royal Armouries.

The Corn Exchange is one of the UK's major Victorian structures. It was originally designed by Cuthbert Brodrick, who also designed Leeds town hall which was officially opened by Queen Victoria. Leeds Art Gallery is one of the finest Galleries in the UK. The town hall often hosts theatre productions and classical music concerts..The Grand Theatre is home to the elite of the performing arts, including West End musicals and Ballet.

People interested in Leeds's History enjoy learning more about the city's rich military and industrial history at the Royal Artillery Museum and Leeds Museum. Art and culture fans should visit Leeds Art Gallery, famous for its 20thcentury art collections, as well as several temporary exhibitions.

There are many interesting things to do in West Yorkshire, so if you need car rental at Leeds Bradford Airport, try a quote from our website. Driving is an ideal way to travel around the county to see the local attractions.