Take a New look at New Briggate with a history walking trail

If you are out and about in Leeds City Centre you probably use New Briggate all the time without giving it a second thought. Maybe next time you are there you might like to take a new look at a familiar place with a history walking trail.

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.   The trail is self guided so you can do it when you like or just do a little of it if you wish

You could also win a prize by having 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 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 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.

The trail is shown below, or you can see more and download it  https://festival.archaeologyuk.org/resources/explore-and-discover-self-guided-history-trail-around-new-briggate-leeds-1626695587

Explore and Discover! New Briggate HAZ Self Guided Walking Trail