Lonely Planet has picked Leeds as one of Europe’s top destinations for travellers this summer.
The city received the accolade in the travel publisher’s Best in Europe 2017 list, which highlights the most exciting European destinations to visit this year.
According to Lonely Planet experts, Leeds earned its place among the ten travel destinations thanks to its transformation over the past decade, with urban regeneration accompanied by a flourishing cultural scene, growing food and craft beer reputation and thriving entertainment and nightlife.
Lonely Planet’s spokesperson and UK Destination Editor, James Smart, said: “Once defined by its industrial past, Leeds is now a confident, cultural hub in the North of England.
“With major events this year including the reopening of Leeds Art Gallery and the 50th anniversary of Leeds Carnival, there’s never been a better time to head to Yorkshire and join the party.”