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Leeds is one of the largest cities in England and the foremost industrial city of the West Yorkshire region. Leeds benefited from its geography with an abundance of coal and iron ore deposits, bringing prosperity to the city. First it was the extractive industries, then it was the cloth or textile industry, which began on a small scale high up in the Pennine valleys and then later moved down to the growing mills of Halifax, Bradford and Leeds, where engineering and coal mining were fast becoming important.

The growth of the textile industry was largely due to the geography of Leeds, which had plenty of pasture land in the upland dales to raise sheep. There was also plenty of water for cleansing the wool. Although the road infrastructure was poor, the rivers around Leeds were perfect for transporting goods to Goole and Hull.

It was in the late 18th century that the canal system in the Leeds area was built. 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 17th century. In the 1760s the River Aire was connected to the Ouse by the Selby canal.

The River Aire is still important to Leeds and meanders its way south-eastwards across Yorkshire and eventually joins the Humber and the North Sea. The towpath along the River Aire can be walked or cycled and is a nice day out for the whole family.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Jurys Inn Leeds

Merrion Hotel Leeds

Tulip Inn Leeds/Castleford

Marriott Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club Golf Package

Ramada Jarvis Leeds and 15 days parking

Sleep Inn Leeds

The Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa

Ramada Jarvis Leeds

Quebecs, The Leeds Town House

Novotel Leeds

Le Meridien Metropole

Queen's Hotel

Leeds Marriott Hotel

Marriott Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club

De Vere Oulton Hall

Hilton Leeds Garforth

Village Hotel & Leisure Club

Hilton Leeds City

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

Malmaison Leeds

42 The Calls

Radisson SAS Hotel Leeds

Hanover International Hotel and Club

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Park Plaza Leeds

Ramada Jarvis Leeds North

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