Just 2 miles West of the City Centre is the residential area of Burley.

Burley offers convenient access to both Leeds City Centre and areas further afield thanks to its central location and access to Burley Park Station, making it a popular spot for commuters. The area is home to the popular Cardigan Fields and Burley Park and a range of amenities.

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Things To Do

Burley offers a wide variety of things to do. In the heart of the area lies Burley Park which provides something for everyone with tennis courts, a bowling green, a playground, as well as keep fit equipment, and a wildflower meadow, providing opportunities to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Cardigan Fields on Kirkstall Road offers something different with a range of activities available including bowling, laser tag, trampolining and a health club and spa, if you’re looking for something to eat a range of popular chain restaurants can be found at Cardigan Fields, allowing for a fun day out for all. For the sporty people out there, Burley offers a range of opportunities including a 9-hole golf course, two large gyms, and a climbing gym. To appreciate the history of the area a day out to the Leeds industrial museum is a must.

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Schools in Burley

There are a few primary schools within Burley itself alongside nurseries and preschools. The surrounding areas of Hyde Park, Kirkstall and Headingley offering a larger range of schools with the Leeds City Academy providing a convenient secondary school option.

  • Beecroft Primary School
  • Brudenell School
  • Burley St. Matthias Primary School
  • Kirkstall Valley Primary School
  • Rosebank Primary School
  • Spring Bank Primary School
  • Leeds City Academy

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A fantastic aspect of the Burley area is its incredible transportation links. Burley Park train station offers access to Leeds, York and Harrogate, or a short bus ride will connect you with Leeds City Centre in a matter of minutes.


    Burley originated as a village, created to house workers for the emergence of mills dotted along the River Aire in the late industrial revolution, towards the end of the 19th century.


    Eating & Drinking

    The food scene in Burley offers something for everyone with a mix of cuisines and cultures. The popular Cardigan Fields provides locals with familiar high street chains including Frankie & Benny’s, Nandos, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and KFC. For the more adventurous diners, the area offers a range of independent restaurants with a selection of popular Indian establishments including the corner café which has been a local favorite since 1976. The wide variety of takeaway restaurants in the area gives locals a range of quick options on an evening to enjoy a meal and relax with family, the popular Man V Roast is worth a try which provides the less traditional takeaway of a roast dinner without the hassle.


     A good range of supermarkets are on offer within the area including Asda, Aldi, Iceland and Co-op offering plenty of choice and convenience within Burley. There is a wealth of local convenience stores spread throughout the area making a trip to the shop never far away.

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