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Population: 48000
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Headingley, now a suburb of the booming West Yorkshire city of Leeds, was for most of its history a village on its own, with a history dating back to Saxon times – the name is thought to mean ‘clearing belonging to Hedda’s people’. It was probably even settled in Roman times, as evidenced by a stone coffin unearthed there. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book. When the industrial revolution turned Leeds into a crowded mass of factories and workers’ dwellings Headingley, on the north western edge of the city, became a genteel suburb, a place for the middle classes to live apart from the squalor and pollution of the centre. It was (and still is) served by Headingley railway station, built in 1849, linking the place with Leeds centre, Harrogate, Knaresborough and York. Leeds today has more than 50,000 students studying at the universities there, and Headingley is the term-time home for many of them. This has brought its benefits and its problems. Benefits include improved public transport, lively night life, interesting small scale retail outlets, and a feeling of energy about the place. The downsides include a night life that can get too interesting and the exodus at term end depopulating some areas almost overnight, though others such as Far Headingley, with a relatively low student population, remain unaffected by this. The greatest claim to fame of the place now is Headingley stadium: home of Yorkshire cricket club, and Leeds’ rugby union and rugby league clubs. Headingley is also a regular cricket test match venue. Another landmark nearby is Kirkstall Abbey, better preserved than most of the religious houses emptied and ransacked during Henry VIII’s dissolution. Headingley of course makes a great base for exploring the amenities of Leeds, which disputes the title of hippest city in the North with Manchester. The shopping there is great, restaurants and clubs likewise, and there is a cultural dynamism about the place as well as economic and hedonistic these days.


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Haley's Hotel & Restaurant (0.04 miles)


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Haley's boast's the award winning Oaks Restaurant, highly appointed and individually designed bedrooms, and a renowned reputation for individual service. Haley's very surroundings are convivial to relaxation. You are received as ... More

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Oak Villa Hotel (0.37 miles)

Oak Villa Hotel
Oak Villa is a delightful Victorian house which features many aspects of the original character of the building. It has been converted to provide quality non smoking, friendly guest accommodation in an informal atmosphere. Situated ... More | visit website
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Butlers Hotel (0.40 miles)

Butlers Hotel

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This privately established, period hotel offers great-value en suite accommodation and free Wi-fi access throughout, and is within walking distance of the vibrant suburb if Headingley and university campuses. The hotel is ... More

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Headingley Lodge (0.41 miles)

Headingley Lodge

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Headingley Lodge is a Non Smoking hotel.All the hotel bedrooms are named after past and present famous yorkshire cricketers and all rooms overlook the world famous Headingley Cricket pitch situated ... More

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Rosehurst (0.45 miles)


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Rosehurst is the first short term and long term bed & breakfast in Leeds!Whether you are visiting for one night, or for months, we have the bestprices to suit your ... More

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The Cliff Lawn (0.47 miles)

The Cliff Lawn

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Cliff Lawn is a small family run Hotel providing good accommodation in Leeds combined with a friendly personalised service.Originally the Victorian home of a local mill owner it has been ... More

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Leeds City West Apartments (0.81 miles)

Leeds City West Apartments

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Within easy reach of the city centre, the stylish luxury apartments in this stunning new development enjoy a suburban location, ideal for those seeking a quieter retreat ... More

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Roomzzz Leeds (0.85 miles)

Roomzzz Leeds

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A superb range of generously-sized one and two bedroom apartments. Light, spacious loft apartments with private terraces and spectacular views. The choice is yours. However you decide, you'll find an ... More

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Ascot Grange Hotel (0.97 miles)

Ascot Grange Hotel

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Wonderful 2 Star Hotel in Leeds. You will always receive a warm welcome from our friendly and helpful staff. We provide quality accommodation in an informal ... More

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Storm Jameson Court (1.21 miles)

Storm Jameson Court

Storm Jameson Court is a hotel-style residence, built in 2010 to a very high standard. The building is at the heart of the main campus, close to the city centre. The impressive foyer has ... More | visit website

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