Safeway Coaches have long been established as one of the leading providers of coach and minibus hire both to and from Leeds, so weve put together this guide to the city to explain why Leeds should be your destination if youre looking for a bus hire holiday!
A traditional powerhouse of the North of England in terms of culture and industry, Leeds has expanded from a humble market town in the 16th century to being one of the most populous centres in the UK.
After becoming a prosperous agricultural town, Leeds used its plentiful wool supplies and numerous mills to become a key producer of woollen goods before the Industrial Revolution rapidly expedited the process. Leeds population increased fivefold during the 19th Century, and it was during this period that the city truly began to cultivate a reputation beyond its economic one to becoming a culturally important area and West Yorkshires flagship conurbation.
Like much of Yorkshire and the Industrial North, Leeds has benefitted from years of immigration, giving the city a distinct, multicultural makeup which has in turn influence everything from cuisine to culture.
Thanks to this rich history and the citys record of attracting immigrants from all corners of the globe, few cities in the UK can boast the same variety of attractions as Leeds.
Sumptuous cuisine from across the world is available in plentiful supply in any of Leeds's numerous restaurants, with the citys large Indian and Pakistani population meaning that curry in particular is truly excellent.
Leeds is home to countless fantastic museums, including the Royal Armouries, and also plays host to countless pieces of living history, such as the imposing ruin of Kirkstall Abbey.
Any self-respecting major city should be able to hold its own when it comes to shopping, and Leeds boasts both the huge shopping centre, Trinity Leeds, and the largest covered market in all of Europe, the historic Kirkgate Market.
Leeds is also famous for its sporting pedigree, with football, rugby, and cricket all key focuses. The citys Headingley Cricket Ground in particular is ideal for a bus trip with some friends when the England cricket team are in town.
With such a range of activities available, Leeds really is a city for anyone to enjoy. History buffs can happily while away the hours wandering the citys magnificent architectural centre or in the many museums. If youre looking for an exciting weekend away, theres little better than renting a one of our state of the art buses with a group of friends and taking in some sport in style.
And of course, if you like to shop until you drop, Leeds has every possible retailer you could ask for, with plenty of fantastic restaurants to give you a mid-day refuel!
The Pennines, in which Leeds sits, offer some fantastic walking routes for hikers. If its an urban city adventure youre looking for from Leeds then the likes of Leeds, Bradford and York are all a short bus hire trip away!