of Kirkstall Abbey and Roundhay Park. The waterfront area is also a pleasant destination to sit and relax.
Instead of parks, Leeds has large, open squares. The first of these is City Square, opposite the station, which is decorated with fountains and statues of prominent Leeds figures [Joseph Priestley, John Harrison, James Watt and Doctor Walter Hook. ] , the Black Prince [Prince Edward, son of King Edward III, who lived 1330-1376. Heavily involved in the Hundred Years War, Edward was considered in England to be the epitome of chivalry, with a rather different reputation in France. Prince Edward died a year before his father. ] , and feminine figures representing dusk and dawn. For Leeds' millennium project, Millennium Square was created. This is located in the north of the city centre, between the Civic Centre and Leeds City Museum, and is used as the venue for a wide variety of activities.Theatres & Cinemas
There are three main theatres in Leeds. These are:
Grand Theatre and Opera House
–this Grade II*-Listed Theatre often houses opera and ballet.
Leeds City Varieties
–hidden in the back alleys of Leeds, this small Grade II*-Listed gem of a theatre