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Weetwood Hall Estate, Leeds

Weetwood Hall Estate, Leeds

Otley Road, Far Headingley, LS16 5PS

ACCOMMODATION offer from the venue

The hotel is offering a 10% discount off their best available rate and they take full payment at the time of booking. This arrangement is directly with the venue and is totally separate from the conference. Click here and contact them direct asap.

How to Get There

Weetwood Hall Estate is easily accessible with excellent motorway links, just 4.5 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport. Click the link  at the foot of this page for Google Maps.


We offer free parking for over 170 cars at Weetwood Hall, which is free for all residents and hotel visitors and is managed by an outside contractor.
Upon arrival, everyone must enter their vehicle registration number at one of the 12 terminals situated around the hotel in order to receive a virtual permit.
Car parking at the hotel is strictly for hotel users only, there is a 10 minute courtesy period for any guests being dropped off or collected.
We have two electric vehicle charging points opposite the main hotel reception entrance


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4.5 miles – 10 mins (car)


14.5 miles – 20 mins (car)

BY TRAIN to Leeds Station
YORK – 28 miles – 25 mins(train)
MANCHESTER – 47 miles – 58 mins (train)
NEWCASTLE – 95 miles – 85 mins (train)
BIRMINGHAM123 miles – 115 mins (train)
LONDON 200 miles – 133 mins (train)
BY BUS from Leeds city centre

4 miles – 10 mins

Please note that this venue does not accept cash or cheques should you wish to purchase from them outwith the event.

Leeds is a vibrant city and a thriving commercial centre. There are three exceptional theatres, numerous museums and many historical buildings. If you prefer to venture out shopping, then we would recommend you visit the retail destination Trinity Leeds or the elegant Victoria Quarter and Victoria Gate.

For those wanting to explore further afield, attractions include Harewood House, Temple Newsam, Headingley Stadium, the spa town of Harrogate, RHS Garden Harlow Carr and the historic city of York. For the more adventurous guests, you will find easy access to The North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, which are ideal for walking or cycling.

Welcome to Weetwood Hall Estate – A BEAUTIFUL FOUR-STAR HOTEL IN LEEDS
Set within nine acres of beautiful woodlands and gardens and built around a 17th Century Jacobean Manor House, we would like to offer you and yours a warm welcome to the Weetwood Hall Estate, Leeds.
Our hotel is steeped in rich history with parts of our beautiful property dating back as far as 1540. Indulge yourself in the tranquil surroundings of our grand estate and escape everyday life with us here in Leeds at Weetwood Hall. Part of Weetwood Hall Estate’s unique charm is in its appealing blend of modern and traditional, which stems from a fascinating history.

The oldest part of our stunning Manor House can be found to the rear of the property. Here, stone mullioned windows date back to approximately 1540 when an ancient farm existed on a site known as the ‘Wapentake of Skyrack’.
The ‘Wapentake of Skyrack’ was named after a large oak tree that grew in Headingley for centuries.

From around the mid-16th century, the Foxcroft family owned the Weetwood Hall Estate. Daniel Foxcroft rebuilt parts of the building in 1625, a date that is proudly emblazoned above the porch of the original entrance to Weetwood Hall Estate. During Henry VIII’s reign, decorative plasterwork became a popular architectural feature, as testified on the ceilings of Weetwood Hall Estates Manor House. One such intricate ancient feature that guests have the pleasure of seeing, is a framed lion’s head on the ceiling in the original porchway. During the 18th century, Weetwood was owned by John Gelder. In 1743 an advertisement reading “To be lett, Weetwood Hall, situate in the township of Headingley in the parish of Leeds,” proves that Weetwood was put on sale at this time. In the ensuing decades, several different families owned the estate, which was eventually developed by Alf Cooke. Cooke was a wealthy, self-made Yorkshireman, whose initials are still visible on the stone columns which support the wrought iron gates by the main entrance.

During the First World War, Weetwood Hall Estate was taken over by the war office and used as a convalescent hospital for officers. In 1919 Leeds University bought the estate. The Manor House became private halls of residence for female students and the land was farmed by tenant farmers. Grants were given to pay for the residence fees of up to 30 young women who took up residence at Weetwood Hall Estate. The aim of the grants was that the young students would hopefully become teachers and be inspired by Weetwood’s impressive surroundings, recognising the value of living in such a grand accommodation. From 1925 – 1927 the Hall was extended with the construction of a large main block. Until this day the extension is still fondly referred to as “1926”. Weetwood Hall Estate continued as a Halls of Residence for Leeds University until the 1980s when it was decided the facility would be closed. It was in 1993 when Weetwood Hall Estate was turned into one of the leading hotel and conference centres in the North of England, offering modern and high-quality facilities in a site steeped with a fascinating history.