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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Briggate, Leeds

Briggate Leeds City CentrePicture of Briggate in the heart of Leeds shopping district.


Picture of Briggate in the heart of the shopping district of Leeds, Yorkshire.

Briggate is one of the oldest streets in the city of Leeds and was founded in 1207 when the road began on the north side of the Leeds Bridge over the River Aire. The name 'Briggate' derives from 'the road to the bridge'.

Today Briggate is a pedestrianised shopping street with most of Leeds department stores on it, including Harvey Nichols. There are also banks, restaurants and cafes along Briggate, there are also some old alleyways leading to old public houses including The Packhorse.

5 comments:

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    Hope you are well and happy!

    Nancy

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