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Leeds Waterfront

Parts of Leeds Waterfront were once almost derelict. Now regenerated with vibrant waterside cafés and bars, a world-class museum, art galleries and public art, it's a great place to visit. Look out for the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds Art Gallery, The Tetley, Granary Wharf, Brewery Wharf and much more.

Leeds Dock, on the Aire & Calder Navigation, was once a vast complex of store yards and warehouses busy offloading coal and goods from the barges that plied this wide canal. It was a nerve centre providing a vital cross-Pennine link from Liverpool along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (which connects through a lock onto the Aire & Calder Navigation here in Leeds) to the North Sea.

Things to see and do

Planning your visit

  • Address

    Leeds Waterfront, Leeds, LS10 1JQ

  • Prices

    Once you've parked up you can enjoy a walk around the waterfront for free

  • Toilets

    The Royal Armouries, The Tetley and in the many pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Getting here

  • By car

    There are many pay and display car parks around the waterfront, including The Tetley and Royal Armouries.

  • By train

    Leeds station is practically on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath and just minutes by foot to the Aire & Calder Navigation towpath.

  • By water taxi

    The water taxis cost £1 per person per journey, under 5's free, and run every 15 minutes between Leeds dock and Granary Wharf

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