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Thornton's Arcade

Address: Off Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LQ, England (Leeds City Centre)
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Ranked #11 of 73 Activities in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Amusement
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Cayton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
72 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of the many Victorian shopping arcades in Leeds and quite possibly my favourite. It contains some great independent companies and deli's and its great for shopping! Especially at Christmas. Make sure to visit on the hour to see the Robin Hood clock chime!

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Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A 15 minute walk from our hotel. I had no idea the shopping district goes on endlessly it seems. There is something for everyone at this place. Shoes, watches, clothing, electronics...you name it they have it somewhere in and around this area.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

So lucky in Leeds to have so many Arcades to chose from. They all offer something a bit different. I like this one with its choice of shops, then there's the more upmarket Victoria quarter arcade abutting to County Arcade. I've rediscovered the Grand Arcade quite recently which is now so vibrant again full of its independant outlets and the... More

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