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Thornton's Arcade

Address: Off Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LQ, England (Leeds City Centre)
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Ranked #11 of 75 Activities in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Amusement
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Amusement

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Amazing arcade amazing clock well looked after clean tidy. Amazing helpful barbers with a hare in the window great hair cut!!

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Significant historical interest and still today in the age of the mall and online shopping is holding its own as an enjoyable and worthwhile retail experience. Long may it continue.

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north east uk
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25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I love the Victorian architecture and the nice good quality shops, but above all I love the clock, where the characters move on the hour etc Nostalgic

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Cayton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We made a special trip to see the Robin Hood Clock in the arcade, over 1 hour trip! Only to find the clock goes "bong" but the figures do not move - obviously not being maintained correctly or at all. One of the shopkeepers told us it had not worked for a long time. What a shame, people wasting time... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

A lot of the shops maybe out of my price range but it is a beautiful place to walk around, so clean, tidy and well looked after.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A beautiful little corner of the city centre, very aesthetically pleasing (and very expensive). A nice memory to take away from Leeds.

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Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We pass by here to go to a shoe store Dr Airwair Martens where we bought two pair of men's shoes. Here are very good department stores and the place itself is relly as I say impressive the architecture of the building was done beautifully.

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Leeds
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a wonderful restoration of a beautiful arcade. It is a pleasure to look at and there are some high quality shops. If you are looking for something special, or you have lots of money to spend, this is a very nice place to go. There are also coffe and classy snacks to eat if you are hungry and... More 

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are lots of shops and a very nice ambiance. I took nice pictures. I would like to go again. Beware, the shops are closing mostly at 6 o'clock and few of them at 8 o'clock!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Unlike your new arcades and shopping centres this arcade has character and lovely to look at. The clock is a nice touch. Especially on the hour!!! Theres some nice little shops in here too!

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