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Leeds Hidden Gems: A 48 Hour Adventure

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Day 1

12pm

Start your Mystery Guides adventure

Your mystery begins…outside Visit Leeds & Leeds Art Gallery Shop

 

Clues 1 - 11: How much to insure a sailor?

In the first half of your adventure, you'll discover Victoria Square, Mill Hill Chapel and the Corn Exchange - once used across the country as a market place for items like corn, cotton and finances. With the growth of overseas travel, insurance first became popular when insuring a sailors life as he travelled across the treacherous seas… however… upon hearing just how much their husband's life was worth, many women resorted to murder in order to reap their hefty payout!

 

Take a Break!

Uncover the history of Leeds' oldest public house, Whitelock's Ale House - formerly named the Turk's Head when it first opened in 1715. The area around the pub is known as Turk's Head Yard as it was once a popular meeting place for merchants and market traders. 

 

Clues 12-16: When a forger became an artist

In the second part of your adventure, you'll discover Leeds Cathedral and Leeds Art Gallery. Housed inside the gallery, you'll find works by Rodin (who eventually became one of the most forged artists in the world). Throughout history there has been a demand for forged art - Michelangelo even started as a forger before being asked to paint the Sistine Chapel!

 

4pm (approx.)

Finish your adventure

Your mystery ends…just off Briggate

Grab a bite to eat at the final location or explore one of Leeds' many restaurants. 

Leeds architecture

Stay the Night

Rest your head in the refurbished former political home of Leeds and County Liberal Club who were prolific in this area around the 1890s.In the height of it's glory days, the club could host up to 1600 men who paid just 3 shillings a year to become a member. 

 

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Day 2

Date with the Dingles…

A short way from Leeds, you'll discover what it feels like to step into the telly on an Emmerdale Village Tour. On certain tours you get the opportunity to even rub shoulders with the stars themselves, what better way to spend a day that in the Dales!

 

¡Hola!

Cited as one of the best bars for groups, with Spanish inspired sharing plates and jugs of sangria La Bodega has to be on your Leeds to do list!