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nedkelly Leeds - A travel report by Matt
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Im a Northern Monkey!!!!

  19 votes lot.... next time you all come to the U.K. FORGET about london,its nowt special and its full of Southern Shandy drinkers!!!! What you need to do is jump on a train and come to YORKSHIRE !!!!! That place were men are men and sheep are afraid!!

O.K. joking aside ,for a minuet, Yorkshire lies around 200 miles to the north of our capital city london. LEEDS is the Capital of the North and to be honest with you its like many other cities its big, theres some nice bits and theres some not so nice bits, there are some interesting buildings(The Corn Exchange, The Market) Theres a whole bunch of Museums , we have the Royal Armouries which is simply splendid and there are some interesting people. However , do yourself a favour and get out of the city. Just to the north of LEEDS is some simply stunning countryside.

Favourite spots:
Almscliff Crag is a large prominent wedge of Gritstone on the skyline and the views from the top of here at 11:30 pm in the summer are breathtaking. There are so many little towns and villages as you head up into the Dales. The countryside is simply stunning and the climbing is world class. There are so many quaint country pubs youl have a hard time deciding which one to settle for.

What's really great:
Climbing on Gritstone and drinking a pint of Theakstone Old Pec Gritstone is a very coarse rock which in the right conditions provides the best friction (grip) in the world. Normally early in the morning or late at night with a head torch. Theakstone Old Pec is a dark traditional beer we like to call stout, there is a lower % alcohole drink called Theakstone Best Bitter which is a lovely Amber brown in colour. These are both flat beers and after a sweaty hand tearing session on Grit a pint or two of these slip down a treat.

Dry stone walls ,rolling hills and fluffy white sheep. Magic!!!

There are many B+Bs (Bed and Breakfasts), also there are tonnes of Youth Hostells. However dont go crashing into thes hostels expecting party central, these are rather ancient establishments with regards to rules and regs. There is even a Curfew at night and you have to leave most of them before 10am the following morning. What the hell is up with that man!!!!!

Sheep Shaggers Anonymouse is a popular little club up here,!!! hehehe
Seriously Majestyx in Leeds is about the most popular club up here, Im not much of a cluber but there are so many you wont be bored.

There are just way too many to list just go with the flow and find one you fancy.

Harry Ramsdens Fish and Chips , FANTASTIC

Other recommendations:

Published on Wednesday August 25th, 2004

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Tue, Sep 12 2006 - 05:35 PM rating by mrscanada

I browse the pawn shops when I'm in Leeds. Are you still getting earthquakes there?

Mon, Oct 31 2005 - 10:57 AM rating by etelka610

where is Harry Ramsdens? i'm gonna have to try it. nice report

Sat, Sep 03 2005 - 08:47 AM rating by dipaks

Nice report..............could be good if pics also

Fri, Jan 07 2005 - 04:48 PM rating by magsalex

Glad someone else thinks that there is life north of Watford!! Great report!

Tue, Jan 04 2005 - 07:24 PM rating by karlapaty

Hey Matt! Very nice report, I like it so much, specially the funny way that you describe the beer, mhh! "lovely amber brown" sounds delicious!!
Your friend Karla :)

Tue, Sep 07 2004 - 09:03 AM rating by kathmandukitten

Great report, might have to argue that York is the capital up there (lol) but it's great to hear someone saying something positive about the grim north - understand your love for yorkshire grit x

Tue, Sep 07 2004 - 12:48 AM rating by picasso

I would love to follow your steps in Leeds,a little bit of a pub,but to more magestic nature sights.


Fri, Aug 27 2004 - 08:49 PM rating by spaceout

I've been to Leeds/Bradford and even Pudsey.. I have friends who owns a B&B in Pudsey...And I must agree that Harry's Ramden's fish and Chip is fantastic..I'm anxious to see your pics of Leeds..

Thu, Aug 26 2004 - 12:49 PM rating by christianj.

Hi Matt,

I loved to read your report! That's nearly entertainment - I'm already smiling :-))))! Hey, and I think I have to visit that region - not only, but also because I love beer....

Keep smiling, Christian

Thu, Aug 26 2004 - 03:31 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

nice report but why dont you put some pictures in it.

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