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Historical interest: Leeds

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In about 730 AD, the name Loidis was applied to the district, not to a single place or settlement, and this is confirmed by two names: Ledsham and Ledston. These two villages are about ten miles from the city of Leeds and it is believed that Leodis became Ledes and then Leeds.

The core of the modern city of Leeds was created when the cloth market moved to Leeds in 1684. The population rapidly grew from 10,000 in the end of the 17th century to over 30,000 by the end of the 18th century, primarily fuelled by the economic growth created by the cloth industry. Because of this, Leeds became one of the busiest and richest cities in northern England.

The next growth spurt came from the Industrial Revolution, transforming Leeds into a centre of manufacturing, transportation and communication, primarily due to the logistics of the rivers and canals. In 1699 the Aire and the Calder rivers were made navigable, linking Leeds with the Ouse, Humber and the North Sea. In 1816 the great Leeds to Liverpool canal was completed. The area around Leeds also had an abundance of coal and iron ore, which was also extracted and exported using the Middleton Railway, the first commercial railway in the world.

Leeds became a city in 1893 and with it came the construction of grand new buildings, such as the Public Library and General Post Office, which still stand today. By the end of WWI, the face of Leeds had changed from a manufacturing base to a centre of study, which the city still boasts proudly today. Two colleges were merged in 1904 to create the University of Leeds. The Colleges of Technology, Art, Commerce and Education were established, which in 1993 became Leeds Metropolitan University. St. James Hospital established an international reputation as a major medical centre, for which Leeds is still known today.

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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