Leeds, the fifth largest city in the UK and 30th in the European community, situated in the County of Yorkshire, England. The name Leeds derives from the word “Loidis” was the name of a large forest, occupies a large part of the ancient Kingdom of Elmet. The name “Lodis” mentions in his “Ecclesiastical history” of Bede. Leeds is mentioned in the Domesday Book, compiled in 1086, and in 1207 granted the right to hold a market.
In the first place tourists visit Kirkstall Abbey – ruins of a medieval monastery, which are now located within the Park. In addition, St. Peter’s Church in Leeds – a fine example of Gothic architecture of the XIV century (in Leeds no Cathedral).
Architectural landmarks are the town hall, the corn exchange and the city Museum; a Church of the city, modern skyscrapers. Also worth a visit are the Royal Armoury, transferred to Leeds from the tower of London and the Palace of Harewood. In Leeds there is a very interesting Medical Museum.