Woodhouse is a largely quiet and peaceful residential area just 15 mins North of Leeds City Centre and within 10 mins walking distance to University of Leeds. Attractions include the Treasures of the Brotherton and Stanley & Audrey Burton art galleries, with changing exhibitions, alongside laid-back global eateries and bars with live music and TV sports. Woodhouse Moor encompasses a large park with tree-lined paths and sports fields – fantastic for walks and taking in all the beauty Leeds has to offer!
Things to do in Woodhouse:
End of the Otley Run
Although it starts all the way up in Far Headingley, the Otley Run reaches its climax right in Woodhouse. The final stretch takes in The Ship, an old boat sitting in front of a multistorey car park that has been converted into a pub! The Eldon is another Woodhouse pub that forms part of the world-famous pub crawl.
One of Leeds’ biggest parks, Woodhouse Moor has a lot of places to help you take in some fresh air and keep fit. There are basketball courts, a skate park, playing fields and more besides, while the park hosts all sorts of live events, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Held on a summer weekend every year, Unity Day is a major community event held in Woodhouse Moor to help bring the people of Woodhouse and neighbouring Hyde Park together. There’s live music, street food and fundraising stalls for lots of local charities on display there.
Parks & Green spaces
While Woodhouse Moor is the most prominent bit of green space in the area, there are quiet parts of the University of Leeds worth exploring. Further south, Woodhouse Square and Hanover Square are two leafy enclosed spaces where you’re greeted by examples of fine Georgian and Victorian-era housing and views of the city’s skyline.
Average Walking Distances:
Train station: 15 mins
Main shopping streets: 19 mins
Leeds Grand Theatre: 21 mins
First Direct Arena: 22 mins
O2 Academy: 16 mins
Leeds University: 10 mins
Millennium Square: 14 mins
Leeds General Infirmary: 13 mins
Courts: 11 mins
Woodhouse is effectively split into two parts – one bordering Burley and the other which is just south of Hyde Park. For the Burley Road area near Leeds City College, the 49, 50/50A and 19/19A get you to Leeds City Centre in around five minutes. Nearer Woodhouse Moor, the 1, 6, 28 and 56 get you towards the centre of Leeds and Headingley/Hyde Park.
Leeds Rail Station is just under a mile away from the northern part of Woodhouse and, as such, is the closest to the area. Trains to London King’s Cross take around two and a half hours, with Sheffield, Manchester, York and Hull all being within an hour away.