About Leeds and Harrogate
Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area.
Leeds has a fantastic range of quality hotels for you to choose from whatever your budget and tastes.
For more information on hotels and accommodation visit http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/where-to-stay/hotels.aspx
Located at the very heart of the UK, Leeds is one of the country's most accessible cities with a great travel infrastructure covering land, sea and air.
By Rail and Bus
Frequent, direct trains carry visitors from London to Leeds in just over two hours. There are also regular services from Scotland, the Northeast, the Midlands and across the Pennines.
You can book First Transpennine Express trains to Leeds from just £5.50.
East Coast operates an inter-city train service from Leeds to London's Kings Cross, running half-hourly at peak times.
CrossCountry trains also run a frequent service from many of Britain's major cities such as Newcastle, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
For more information go to www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.
For local bus and train times call Metroline - the regional transport authority - or use the Journey Planner website. Simply tap in your journey to receive all the information you need. For further details call +44 (0)113 245 7676 or visit www.wymetro.com
Sitting at the crossroads of the M62 and M1 with the A1/M1 link, Leeds is easy to reach at speed from any direction; Leeds ring road connects motorists to all major routes into the city. And, with a great number of car parks strategically placed at convenient locations throughout Leeds, parking is seldom a problem.
Getting to Leeds has never been easier with regular National Express coaches leaving central London every hour. For more information about fares and journey details visit www.nationalexpress.com or call their dedicated booking line on 0871 781 8181 between 8am and 8pm.
By Air - UK
Leeds Bradford International Airport lies just eight miles north of the city. With direct flights from 13 UK destinations, you can fly to Leeds from Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Jersey, London, Newquay, Plymouth, Southampton and many more.
By Air - International
Frequent scheduled services run between Leeds Bradford International Airport and the main airports of London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin and Paris, enabling worldwide connections.
No-frills airline Jet2.com has boosted the numbers of visitors flying to Leeds from all over Europe, and has recently been voted by Guardian and Observer readers as the best short-haul airline in 2008.
Other airlines operating scheduled flights include Flybe and Eastern Airways, which won European Regions Airline of the year in 2007. For full details of all flights check please visit www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk or call the Airport Information Desk for general enquiries and flight information - 0871 288 2288.
A half-hourly Airlink Bus (no 757) zips between the airport and Leeds City Bus and Coach Station and the City Station. To find out more, call +44 (0)113 345 7676 or visit www.wymetro.com
Leeds is also very well connected to Manchester Airport; the airport train service operates on a 24-hour basis with trains running every half hour throughout the day.
Leeds is a straightforward drive from the port of Hull. Ferry services from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge are available from P&O North Sea Ferries by calling 0871 664 5645 or go to www.poferries.com. Service from Dublin to Liverpool is operated by P&O Irish Ferries can 0871 7664 4999 or go to www.poirishsea.com. For services from Belfast to Liverpool call Norfolkline Irish Sea Ferry Services on 08700 600 4321.
Information courtesy of the Visit Leeds website: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/essientials/travelling-to-leeds.aspx
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England and is one of Yorkshire´s most elegant destinations, renowned for its smart little tearooms and classy cafés spilling out onto the pavements. The town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters, RHS Harlow Carr gardens. Nearby is the Yorkshire Dales national park.
Depending on your budget, there is somewhere for everyone in and around Harrogate.
For further information visit: https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/pages/harrogate-282.aspx
By Rail and Bus
Harrogate railway station and Harrogate bus station in the town centre provide transport connections. The main road through the town is the A61, connecting Harrogate to Leeds and Ripon. Harrogate is also connected to Wetherby and the A1, by the A661.
The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport is 10 miles (16 km) south west of Harrogate, to which there are bus services on route 767. Manchester Airport is also accessible by train via Leeds railway station.
For further information visit: http://www.yorkshire.com/places/harrogate/harrogate