Places of Worship Tour in Leeds, Leeds

Leeds is an old, charming city with many places of worship to see and visit, each with its own history. Leeds religious buildings have been the city’s most prominent landmark for centuries. Take this self-guided walking tour to visit the city’s most visited churches.
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Places of Worship Tour in Leeds Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship Tour in Leeds
Guide Location: England » Leeds (See other walking tours in Leeds)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Author: sabrina
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Leeds Parish Church

1) Leeds Parish Church

Leeds Parish Church is a large Church of England parish church of major architectural and liturgical significance. It has been designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage. Leeds does not have an Anglican cathedral, but the parish church has close links with the Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Anne in Leeds.

The church is built in ashlar stone with slate roofs in the English Gothic style of the late 14th century, a transition from the Decorated to the Perpendicular, and is cruciform in plan. The church is 180 feet 7 inches long and 86 feet wide, its tower rises to 139 feet. The chancel and nave each have four bays of equal length with clerestories and tall aisles. The tower is situated at the centre of north aisle. Below the tower on the north side is the main entrance.

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Holy Trinity Church

2) Holy Trinity Church (must see)

Holy Trinity Church is a beautiful 18th century building. Its distinctive tall clock-tower and main hall, decorated with Gothic arches and statues, have always been an important religious symbol of the city. Cultural events take place inside the church on a regular basis. Having served as a church for many years, now Holy Trinity is a prominent Leeds landmark.
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Mill Hill Chapel Unitarian

3) Mill Hill Chapel Unitarian

Erected at the end of the 17th century, Mill Hill Chapel is today's home to the Unitarian religious movement established in 1662, when two thousand clergymen were ejected from the church of England. Founder of Leeds Library and the Infirmary, Joseph Priestley was one of the most eminent of the church's ministers. The Gothic style interior of the church is decorated by wooden carvings, arches, stained glass and elaborate pillars.
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Methodist Church

4) Methodist Church

Located in the city centre between Town Hall and the Combined Courts, Leeds Methodist Church, which is also called the Oxford Place, is the city's home to the Methodist Mission. The Church often attracts both locals and tourists thanks to the attractive architectural features of the dome. The prominent Leeds landmark recently celebrated its 175 years since it foundation in 1835.
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St George's Church

5) St George's Church

Situated in the city centre, St George's Church is a large church in the Church of England parish, built in the middle of the 19th century. Today Saint George's Church has a large congregation. People are drawn here from all over the city for regular Sunday services that focus on biblical teaching and music workshops.
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St Anne's Cathedral

6) St Anne's Cathedral (must see)

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, Leeds Cathedral, also known as St Anne's Cathedral, is the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Leeds. This beautiful Gothic Revival Cathedral was built following the destruction of the much older St. Anne's Catholic Church, located a few blocks away. The interior features rows of stone pillars that lead to the decorated high altar.
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St John The Evangelist Redundant Church

7) St John The Evangelist Redundant Church

St John the Evangelist's Church is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner refers to it as "the only church at Leeds of more than local interest". The church is built in ashlar stone, and has a grey slate roof. Its plan consists of a nave with a south aisle and a south porch, a chancel, and a west tower. The whole of the exterior of the church is embattled with pinnacles at the corners. Its architectural style is Perpendicular. On each side of the church are four-light Perpendicular windows, with five-light windows at the east ends of the nave and aisle, and at the west west end of the aisle. Most of the fittings are Jacobean in style, and have been described as the "glory" of the church. This applies particularly to the elaborately carved screen across the nave and the aisle. There is similarly detailed carving on the wall panels, the pews and the pulpit. Also in the church is a royal coat of arms and three brass chandeliers.

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All Souls Church

8) All Souls Church

All Souls Church was built in 1880 in one of the poorest district of Leeds – the Leyland, as a memorial to Vicar of Leeds Dr. W. F. Hook. The Church was designed by English architect George Gilbert Scott. All Souls Church gained its popularity for the attractive architectural and decorative features such as the stunning tower, stained glass windows, religious paintings, high altar and old organ.

Walking Tours in Leeds, England

Create Your Own Walk in Leeds

Create Your Own Walk in Leeds

Creating your own self-guided walk in Leeds is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Leeds is a vibrant city with lots of character and diversity. There is something for everybody to enjoy here, whether it is a relaxing walk in Lovell Park or a journey to the city’s glorious industrial past in Armley Mills Industrial Museum. Take this self-guided tour to check out Leeds’ attractive places that give this city a positive and unique vibe.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Architectural Tour in Leeds

Architectural Tour in Leeds

The city of Leeds has plenty of architectural variety to offer. Most of the city’s significant architectural jewels such as Leeds Town Hall and Civic Hall belong to the Victorian era. However, Middle Ages and 20th century architectural designs have also left their mark on this charming city of architectural landscape. Take this self-guided walking tour to see the magnificent Leeds architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Leeds Art Galleries Tour

Leeds Art Galleries Tour

Leeds city has a rich heritage and a vibrant cultural life. The history of this important industrial, economic and cultural British city is reflected in its museums and visualized in the numerous galleries. Take this walking tour to learn about the history of Leeds and enjoy the fascinating world of visual arts.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Leeds Daily Life

Leeds Daily Life

Leeds city has plenty of unique and exciting places to see and visit. The places popular with locals include City market, Park Square, The Brewery Tap and other places that can tell their own story of what it is like to live in Leeds. Take this walking tour to discover the city’s most lively and colourful spots.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Statues in Leeds Tour

Statues in Leeds Tour

Leeds is a city with a rich heritage and history. The city has numerous important statues and monuments, some of which are hundreds of years old but still in remarkable condition. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the most significant and attractive statues and sculptures of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Leeds Cultural Walking Tour

Leeds Cultural Walking Tour

Leeds is a lively historic city with a large variety of music events, art exhibitions and other cultural activities. Leeds' rich heritage, traditions and unique culture make this city a charming tourist destination with plenty of famous theatres, lovely cinemas and concert halls, art galleries and museums. The following walking tour will help you discover the most popular cultural venues of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Leeds for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Leeds has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Leeds, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.