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  Leeds Castle - A Great Day Out in Kent, England
Leeds Castle, set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent, has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for over 1000 years.
From a mass of spring bulbs and wild flowers in the wood garden, through fragrant herbs and roses in the quintessentially English Culpeper garden, to late flowering borders in the drought-resistant Mediterranean garden.
Leeds Castle is not just a museum but also a place where people meet and special events bring the grounds to life.
www.leeds-castle.com   (217 words)

Leeds is one of the largest cities in England and the foremost industrial city of the West Yorkshire conurbation.
The canal connecting Leeds to Liverpool was built in stages between 1770 and 1815 and the River Aire was made navigable to Leeds at the end of the seventeenth century.
Leeds in the eighteenth century continued to be centred on the main thoroughfare, Briggate.
www.brixworth.demon.co.uk /leeds   (2511 words)

 Leeds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leeds is a major city in the northern English county of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom and the urban core of the City of Leeds metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire.
In the Tudor period Leeds was mainly a merchant town, manufacturing woollen cloths and trading with Europe via the Humber estuary and the population grew from 10,000 at the end of the seventeenth century to 30,000 at the end of the eighteenth.
Today Leeds is known as one of eight core cities that act as a focus of their respective regions and Leeds is generally regarded as the dominant city of the ceremonial county of West Yorkshire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leeds   (4072 words)

 University of Leeds Encyclopedia Articles @ ColorfulImaginations.com (Colorful Imaginations)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leeds is the fourth largest city in England, with a population of 715,000 [1].
The University of Leeds was granted a royal charter as an independent body by King Edward VII in 1904.
Leeds is a leading research institution, and a member of the Russell Group of Universities.
colorfulimaginations.com /encyclopedia/University_of_Leeds   (2077 words)

Leeds Met was the only university to feature in a Sunday Times league table of the most environmentally friendly companies in the UK.
Leeds Met students took to the catwalk recently for a charity fashion show.
Leeds Met has unveiled a partnership with St Aidan's Church of England High School, Harrogate, and will host an Adult Learners' Festival this week.
www.leedsmet.ac.uk   (177 words)

 Leeds, Live it, Love it > Welcome
Leeds is the UK's main centre for financial and legal services outside London, and one of the top cities for business in Europe.
Leeds is the most cost effective place to study in the UK, and one of Britain's most popular university destinations.
Leeds has a great deal to offer visitors for a city break, and it also acts as the gateway to the Yorkshire region.
www.leedsliveitloveit.com   (178 words)

 Leeds travel guide - Wikitravel
Leeds is perhaps the best connected UK city by road, lying right in the centre of the country, halfway between London and Edinburgh on the A1 (now largely motorway), and halfway between the two coasts, linked to Liverpool, Manchester, the M6 and Hull by the M62.
Leeds Town Hall(The Headrow) is the city's symbol and pride and joy, one of the world's finest Victorian buildings, and home to a dazzling array of concerts, particularly during the city's popular and extensive International Concert Season.
Leeds is one of the UK and Europe's foremost university cities, with a student population of well over 80,000 (10%+ of the population!) concentrated on several higher educational facilities including the two main universities.
wikitravel.org /en/Leeds   (12302 words)

Leeds position as the main market for the trade in woollen goods was helped in the 18th century by the building of the 127 mile long Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Aire and Calder Navigation that went to Hull and the River Humber.
Leeds was now linked to Liverpool on the west coast and to the east coast at Goole on the River Humber.
The population of Leeds grew rapidly after the development of the railway network and by 1861 the town had a population of 207,000.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /ITleeds.htm   (883 words)

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Leeds castle is included in our 16 days "Best Castles of Britain and Ireland" tour.
Leeds Castle, acclaimed as the most romantic castle in England, is located in south-east England, built on two adjacent island in the river Len.
Leeds Castle was originally a manor of the Saxon royal family possibly as early as the reign of Ethelbert IV (856-860).
www.castles.org /castles/Europe/Western_Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Leeds-Leeds/Leeds.htm   (737 words)

 Leeds United Football Club News and Results from Football.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leeds United boss Dennis Wise once again blamed the match officials, after his side lost 1-0 at Southampton to slide closer to relegation to League One.
Leeds United have handed the captain's armband to David Healy as regular skipper Jonathan Douglas has effectively been ruled out for the rest of the season through suspension.
Leeds United striker David Healy has vowed to carry his international form on to the club stage and help fire the Championship's bottom club to safety.
www.football.co.uk /leeds_united/index.shtml   (250 words)

 Leeds Workhouse and Poor Law Union
The operation of poor relief in Leeds was by a body of overseers appointed under a provision in a Local Act for lighting and cleansing the town.
Eventually, the Leeds Guardians agreed to erect a new workhouse, which was built in 1858-61 on a site adjoining the Training School.
Leeds workhouse from the cemetery opposite where many paupers were buried.
users.ox.ac.uk /~peter/workhouse/Leeds/Leeds.shtml   (1287 words)

 Leeds Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Leeds has shaken off the soot and turned into a thriving university city.
Leeds was once a huge textile-manufacturing centre, although the industry that drove the city is now virtually dead.
For many, Leeds means Headingley, the test-level cricket ground and home to the Yorkshire County Cricket Club; summer is the time to see the cricketers in action.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/england/leeds   (329 words)

 GENUKI: Leeds
The Church of England churches in the Ancient parish of Leeds.
The Methodist churches in the Ancient parish of Leeds.
The Baptist churches in the Ancient parish of Leeds.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/YKS/WRY/Leeds/index.html   (1216 words)

Charles Land moved from Wakefield to Leeds sometime between the birth of his son, James, in Wakefield in 1789 and the birth of his son, Charles "Louis" Land, who, was baptized in the Leeds parish church on September 3, 1797.
Leeds had the cholera in 1832 and 1848; but on neither occasion were the victims anything like so numerous in ratio to the population.
Leeds was connected to the mid land railway in 1839, Bradford to Leeds in 1846 and the network connecting the major town of the area was finished with in the next 10 years.
www.maggieblanck.com /Land/Leeds.html   (3491 words)

 Leeds City Council
Chelsea Garden 2008 Leeds City Council's entry to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2008 - 'The Largest Room in the House' is a garden to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War based on the garden at Talbot House in Poperinghe, Belgium.
The cleaner, greener, Leeds campaign is a people-led campaign to improve the cleanliness of Leeds.
Leeds City Council takes its obligation to consult with all service users across the city very seriously.
www.leeds.gov.uk   (269 words)

 University of Leeds | Higher | EducationGuardian.co.uk
A top civic redbrick and one of the giants of the higher education system, Leeds traces its roots as far back as 1831.
Awarded a charter by Edward VII in 1904, Leeds is now one of the largest universities in the UK, with a student population of over 32,000.
Leeds Students' Union is one of the most active in the country, with an award-winning newspaper and radio station.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/universityguide/profile/story/0,,486119,00.html   (280 words)

 Flickr: Leeds
Oh, and it's probably better not to add every photo you take in Leeds as I think we'd all like to see some variety in the pool, we're an inquisitive bunch here and are bound to look at your sets and photo stream for more photos once you've added a few shots.
Submit images of Leeds for others to guess where they were taken of or from.
Leeds: anywhere but - Showcase of photos taken by members of the Flickr Leeds Group that are not of Leeds.
www.flickr.com /groups/leeds   (620 words)

 Leeds Festival 2008 :: HOME
The Reading and Leeds Festival has always been the moment of the summer when bands rise to prominence and last year was no exception.
The TENTH year of the Leeds Festival, still the North of England’s only music festival, coincides with the TWENTIETH Reading Festival since the people at Festival Republic rescued the event from a slow slide and made it into the world famous rock n roll spectacular that we all know and love.
Over the years a host of bands have started their careers at one or both of the sites, from Nirvana to Underworld, Arctic Monkeys to Editors, Foo Fighters to Coldplay, the biggest names in music have written the opening chapters of their amazing stories at the world’s best festival.
www.leedsfestival.com   (262 words)

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