Within the LS17 area of Leeds is the popular suburb of Moortown. Situated between Roundhay and Gledhow, Moortown has become one of the most sought after locations in Leeds. Moortown has a number of housing estates within the area making it popular with a range of residents.

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Things To Do

There are a number of things to do whilst in the Moortown area. Take a short trip to Harewood House just off Harrogate Road, to explore the gardens, burn some energy on the adventure playground or spot some species in the Bird Garden. Continuing on the Wildlife theme, Tropical World is just 1 mile outside of Moortown and is a great indoor activity for the whole family. When the sun shines take a stroll into Roundhay Park or have a round of golf at Moortowns own golf club. Or why not find your creative side at Jackrabbits pottery.

Things you didn't know about Moortown

Moortown Golf Club hosted the 1929 Ryder Cup, the first time it took place on European soil.

Take a look at our Moortown Map

Our interactive map of Moortown shows you all the schools in and around the area, alongside a summary of the schools, Ofsted results, reviews and more.

Schools in Moortown

Moortown is situated between Roundhay and Gledhow and within close proximity of Chapel Allerton and Alwoodley, as a result, there is a wide range of schools in the area. Within a 3 mile radius of Moortown, there are around 20 primary schools to choose from, with 10 of those rated as Outstanding in the most recent Ofsted reports. Moortown and surrounding areas are also home to a number of large secondary schools offering education to ages 11-18 including the Independent Grammer School at Leeds in Alwoodley.

  • Allerton CofE Primary School
  • Allerton Grange High School
  • Allerton High School
  • Brodetsky Primary School
  • Leeds Menorah School
  • Moor Allerton Hall Primary School
  • Moortown Primary School
  • Talbot Primary School

Transport

Moortown is a short 4.5 mile distance from Leeds City Centre by car. Although there is no train station in Moortown there are plenty of bus routes offering links to Ripon, Harrogate, Leeds and neighbouring suburbs. Moortown is only a 15 minute drive from Leeds Bradford International Airport and easy access to the Ring Road makes for efficient travel for commuters.

    History

    Moortown Corner is the junction situated between Street Lane and Harrogate Road,  the building known as the Corner House was built in 1938 and was originally a ballroom and restaurant before becoming a casino in 1968 and nowadays is home to a range of shops. 

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    Eating & Drinking

    With Street Lane on the doorstep, bars and restaurants in the area are not in short supply. Head to the Corner House Coffee Bar and Kitchen for coffees, craft beers or cocktails to accompany one of their freshly cooked dishes. On Gledhow Valley Road you’ll find El Bareto, the perfect venue for a taste of tapas in an authentic and friendly atmosphere. If you’re looking for places for a drink, Street Lane is full of bars and restaurants including the ever popular Banyan.

    Shopping

    For all your grocery needs, there is both a large Sainsburys and Marks and Spencer Simply Food within Moortown itself. Down the road in Meanwood you will also find both an Aldi and Waitrose. Moortown is home to a mixture of amenities including charity shops, convenience stores, banks and independent businesses.

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