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Major attractions in this northern city include a national collection of arms and amour in the Royal Armouries, among the worlds oldest museums. Exhibits include items from the Spanish Inquisition as well as England’s own past. Harewood House, home of the Lascelles family, is just outside the city and appeals to a large number of visitors. Museums and art galleries are scattered throughout Leeds, Arnley Mills Industrial Museum celebrates the engineering heritage of the area, while Thackray Museum chronicles England’s medical past, with examples of implements and treatments.

Many tourists are tempted here by its many international festivals, which include International Pianoforte Festival and the Leeds West Indian Carnival, as well as by performances from the citys own opera and ballet companies. There is an interesting mix of bars, pubs and clubs in which to unwind, but if you prefer open air then visit Roundhay Park, a central area of garden, woodland and lake, incorporating a large collection of birds and reptiles among the exotic exhibits of Tropical World. Roundhay proudly boasts garden areas for blind people, with strongly scented flowers, and braille inscriptions. Sport is also strongly represented in the city, including football, cricket and nearby racing at Wetherby.

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