Explore and Discover the history of New Briggate, Leeds, through our exciting walking trail. You will explore New Briggate and the surrounding area, learning about the history of the buildings, spaces and some of the people who used to live here. Whilst on the tour you'll see Victorian shops and theatres, the oldest church in Leeds city centre and a timber framed building that might not be as old as it seems.
To find the trail, please visit the Council for British Archaeology website here.
Have a go at the quiz questions whilst you're on the trail. Most of the answers can be found by looking closely at the buildings around you. Send or e-mail your completed sheet back to us for the chance to win great prizes from Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre and North Bar!
The trail has been produced by Leeds City Council with our friends at the Council for British Archaeology, as part of the New Briggate High Street Heritage Action Zone, which is a government funded scheme to celebrate and breathe new life into high streets across the country. At New Briggate, Leeds City Council is working with Historic England to regenerate the street and transform the area, improving the buildings and public spaces with grant funding, and holding community and cultural events.
New Briggate is located to the north of Briggate in Leeds city centre and is around a 10 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station.
The trail will take no more than an hour.
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Link to map at Book Tickets above.
There are steps at the entrance to St Johns Churchyard from New Briggate but level access to the Churchyard is possible from the north side of Merrion Gardens
New Briggate High Street Heritage Action Zone