Five places in Leeds to make the most of the sun

Date:1st July 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1009/37b) Haydn (correct) Robinson, 26, and Kate Lloyd, 24, of Leeds, enjoying the warm weather in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Date:1st July 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1009/37b) Haydn (correct) Robinson, 26, and Kate Lloyd, 24, of Leeds, enjoying the warm weather in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

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As Britain basks on one of the hottest days of the year here are some recommendations to make the most of the sun in Leeds.

Roundhay Park

Why not enjoy the sights of one of the city’s biggest parks?

With more than 700 acres of parkland and woodland the north Leeds site offers fun for all the family.

It is one of the most popular attractions in Leeds boasting more than one million visitors every year.

There are the breathtaking Canal Gardens and for those who want to head indoors why not sample Tropical World?

Kirkstall Abbey

The grounds of the medieval Cistercian abbey are a popular place to relax.

The park at Kirkstall Abbey spans across 24 hectares and includes tennis courts, football pitches and a large playground for young visitors.

Leeds City Centre

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to making the most of the fine weather in the city centre.

Angelica boasts a rooftop terrace offering views over Leeds or visitors to Nation of Shopkeepers can enjoy the cool courtyard area.

Or why not enjoy a drink overlooking the beautiful Granary Wharf.

Temple Newsam and Home Farm

For the last 500 years Temple Newsam mansion has stood proudly within 1,500 acres of parkland in east Leeds.

If you fancy heading indoors why not discover the site’s rich history and explore a variety of different rooms.

Home Farm is a great opportunity to come face-to-face with hundreds of child friendly farm animals including pigs, sheep and cattle.

Original Oak in Headingley

This Headingley pub boasts one of the biggest beer gardens in Leeds.

It’s also a popular haunt for the city’s student population.

The pub is named after an old oak tree which took pride of place in Headingley which was said to have stood during the Roman times.

Following the tree’s ruin a modern replacement is now set back some distance from the original site.

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