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About the Trail

Explore and Discover the history of New Briggate, Leeds, through this exciting walking trail. Follow the map to 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.


Black and white photograph of the outside of the Grand. The building has bay windows and lots of decoration.
The Grand Arcade, Leeds in 1967

Whilst on the tour you'll see:

  • Victorian shops and theatres,
  • The oldest church in Leeds city centre
  • A timber framed building that might not be as old as it seems


Black and white photograph of a street scene, with a car and shops.
New Briggate, Leeds in 1944

See the Teachers Notes page for discussion and further activity ideas.