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Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your Blue Badge-certified guide in the heart of the city. Whether a tourist or a long-time local, let your guide lead you on a fascinating journey through the history of Leeds. Discover how it has come to be the city known and loved today.  Learn the story of wool, how it made the city rich, and how the industry paved the way for some great engineers. See what must be the most beautiful factory in the world, made out of local materials. The two-hour walk will take you to some hidden corners, as well as past art galleries, arcades, markets, trading places, and pocket gardens. Pick up some quirky facts along the way. Finish back at City Square with the history of the city brought to life and lots of tour tips for making the most out of the rest of your stay.

Leeds: Self-Guided Walking & Interactive Treasure Hunt Tour

Leeds: Self-Guided Walking & Interactive Treasure Hunt Tour

Go Quest Adventures is turning the streets of Leeds City Centre into an Adventure Playground! Welcome to Leeds! Once known for its textile, engineering and printing industries, today Leeds is a vibrant, fun and exciting city and a major hub for shopping, music and culture. It’s an incredibly diverse place with traditional markets, luxury boutiques and spectacular historical architecture, making Leeds one of the best places to visit in the UK. Explore the city centre of Leeds and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new!). As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. Your Quest will begin at the Leeds Art Gallery and wind you through the beautiful city streets, passing historical sites, beautiful works of street art, nipping in and out of shopping arcades and hunting the much loved city bird, the owl. During your Quest you may hear a ghost story or two, find out who discovered oxygen and even learn who once called the city Liverpool instead of Leeds! Along the way, you and your team will be involved in finding cryptic clues, solving puzzles and completing challenges as you discover all that makes Leeds one of the hottest cultural capitals of the North. So grab some binoculars (for owl spotting of course!), put on some comfy shoes and get ready to explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your Leeds City Centre Quest. This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corporate activity. Customised Quests and group packages are available by emailing Get Questing today!

Leeds: Medieval Origins Interactive Walking Treasure Hunt

Leeds: Medieval Origins Interactive Walking Treasure Hunt

Embark on a captivating journey through time with the Leeds: Medieval Origins Interactive Walking Treasure Hunt. This adventure invites you to unlock the secrets of Leeds' medieval past, weaving through the city's oldest streets and landmarks, where each step tells a story of centuries gone by. Your quest begins at City Square, where the first clue awaits. As you decipher puzzles sent directly to your phone, you'll be guided to iconic locations such as the majestic Town Hall, the bustling Millennium Square, and the historic Leeds Art Gallery. Each clue leads you closer to understanding the medieval heart of Leeds, with challenges that reveal the significance of each site. As you navigate this ancient landscape, you'll encounter Leeds Cathedral and the vibrant Kirkgate Market, places steeped in history yet pulsating with modern life. The trail also takes you to the Corn Exchange and a legendary ale house, where you can pause to reflect on your discoveries or enjoy a well-deserved break. This treasure hunt is more than just a walking tour; it's an interactive experience that combines the thrill of discovery with the joy of learning. You'll solve riddles that illuminate the city's medieval origins, make decisions that influence your journey, and uncover fascinating facts about the people and events that shaped Leeds. Designed to last between 1.5 to 2.5 hours over a 3.5 km (2.2 miles) route, the hunt is perfect for history buffs, adventure seekers, and anyone looking to explore Leeds in a unique and engaging way. With optional stops at charming pubs and cafes, you can choose to race against the clock or take a leisurely pace, making this experience your own. Conclude your adventure back at City Square, enriched with knowledge and memories of Leeds' medieval past. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, the Leeds: Medieval Origins Interactive Walking Treasure Hunt offers a fresh perspective on this historic city, blending entertainment, education, and exploration into an unforgettable experience.

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(17 reviews)

Sarah was really informative and enthusiastic. It was a windy and blustery day, but she was always easy to hear and happy to answer any questions. She really helped paint the picture of how areas would have looked throughout the years.

Great walking tour, our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it, great way to learn a bit about the history of Leeds.

Informative, knowledgeable, good with younger member of group and sensitive to my needs, being a walking stick user

Sarah was excellent, we learnt so much about Leeds, such a vibrant city with loads of history.

What an informative tour. Learnt so much and discovered Leeds.