Well I live in Leeds and I do occasionally see tourists coming out of the train station on my daily commute, or when we travel we see people landing in Leeds Bradford Airport, and I often wonder why on Earth people would chose to visit here! Thinking about it a little though there are worse places you could visit!
There is a lot in the North of England that often gets overlooked as most foreigners think only London exists. The main selling point must be that the north is A LOT cheaper than the south in terms of accommodation, food, and pretty much everything!
A little note before we begin about Leeds Bradford Airport, if that is your port of entry, it is the most depressing place on earth. It is small, cramped, and grey and a sad way to start your trip. There is no airport shuttle as such but one bus to take you into Leeds that swings through every half hour and takes 40mins to get into town. It costs about £3.50 one way and since it’s just a regular bus you can only get a same day return, and you buy the ticket from the driver on the bus who will probably be grumpy because they always are. A taxi will be about £25.
Welcome to the UK!
Once that’s out of the way you can enjoy Leeds!