Holiday Inn Express Leeds - East
2 Aberford Road, Oulton
LS26 8EJ
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The most spooktacular month of the year is almost upon us so our Leeds hotel thought we’d share some of the most haunted places in Leeds, for those who dare to read on…


Thackray Medical Museum

The museum was once the workhouse for St James’ Hospital and now houses exhibits of the history of medicine. Thanks to its colourful past, the building now has a reputation for being extremely haunted with many strange sightings reported on a regular basis. These include unexplained knocking, banging and unseen footsteps. There have also been apparitions spotted, a man in a white coat who walks the ‘Victorian Street’, thought to be a ghost of a former doctor who worked at the hospital, and a women in 18th century clothes who waves at visitors.

Find out more about the Thackray Medical Museum here.

Thackray Medical Museum

Temple Newsam

The incredibly popular and beautiful Temple Newsam houses more than just stunning Tudor-Jacobean architecture. Its 500-year history has left a mark and thus it has been named one of the most haunted place in Leeds, home to two of Leeds’ most famous ghosts. The blue lady of Temple Newsam, thought to be Lady Mary Ingram, a granddaughter of Sir Arthur Ingram who first bought the estate, is said to be one of the ghosts who roams the grand halls. She died two weeks after she was robbed. The second spirit is Phoebe Gray, who was savagely murdered while she was working on the estate as a nursemaid by fellow servant William Collinson.

Temple Newsam

Armley Mills

Due to the terrible history of Armley Mills, including its demise in 1788 when it burned down, the building is riddled with ghostly apparitions and strange goings on. Visitors and staff have reported doors opening and slamming of their own accord, visitors being violently pushed, a small boy crying, the sensation of clothes being tugged as though a child is trying to get your attention and the ghost of a Victorian woman in a black dress, believed to be looking for her lost child.

Armley Mills

City Varieties Music Hall

Many strange things have been reported at the music hall over the years, it is one of Leeds’ most beloved entertainment venues and also a haven for paranormal activity! The most persistent spirit is said to be the white lady, who is thought to be a vocalised who once performed at the hall. Other apparitions include: a pair of disembodied legs walking up the stairs, a man in a bowler hat sitting by the piano, a man wearing a First World War coat and a variety of pesky poltergeist activity such as door slamming, cold spots and touches from unseen hands.

City Varieties Music Hall

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Holiday Inn Express Leeds - East Reviews


Galway, Ireland

I stayed here for 2 nights in one of the disabled access rooms. I was staying alone as a wheelchair user, so a little worried about coping with things.

I had no problems whatsoever. The staff were extremely helpful and made my stay a pleasant and comfortable experience. I would certainly stay here again.



No kidding, but within 30 minutes of our arrival we had booked a further visit for later in the year. The surrounding area is very pleasant, the location appears quiet and is convenient for many local sites and attractions. The room, including bed was very comfortable, the staff most helpful.

Breakfast is included in your price here and much to choose from including bacon, sausage, egg, porridge, cereal, muesli, fruit, yogurt etc etc. I find this, for what we paid, hard to beat. We have family nearby so this is a good location and what we paid for what we received excellent value.



On arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady at reception who sorted everything out. Once we were checked in and got to our rooms, the room was all set out and was very clean. Beds very comfy and price was right, would definitely recommend.



I have had the pleasure of staying here three times now and it never fails to impress! The hotel itself is well kept, very clean and tidy. The staff are amazing and just can’t do enough to make you feel welcome.

Breakfast is always hot and fresh, be it yogurt and fruit or full English you will enjoy! Beds are really comfy and the room its-self is great with good blackout curtains.



I get to stay in a lot of different Holiday Inn's up and down the country, and this surely is one of the best. Great location, spotlessly clean and wonderful staff that couldn't do enough for you. Comfortable refurbished rooms and a great breakfast. What more could you ask for!


Melbourne, Australia

A friendly place to stay with nice rooms, good breakfast and most importantly great staff. Handy for Leeds and York with easy parking and a carvery nearby. What more could you want. Once again I want to stress the really good staff.



A varied group of 5 but the hotel met our requirements well. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, great having free WiFi, and breakfast included. The staff were very helpful and we found it an ideal location for touring around Yorkshire.



Recently stayed at the Holiday Inn East Leeds. Lovely friendly staff and a nice warm welcome. Beautiful clean and cosy rooms. Not one fault with this hotel, free breakfast and a Toby carvery joined on to the hotel, perfect. Paid £55 per night. Well worth it. Will definitely recommend and will stay again.



Nice and spacious rooms, bathroom very clean, everything in working order and free breakfast!

Location about 25 mins from Leeds city centre, however worked well for us as just off the motorway so able to get to other locations quickly. Staff very friendly, would definitely come again.



Spent a couple of nights here. We stayed in an accessible ground floor room which was great. Very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and we slept really well.

Continental breakfast is included in the price which was very reasonable. Staff were lovely - sorting out our key card when it stopped working and finding me a nail file when I asked for one.

We went for a meal in Leeds one night and to a reception at Oulton Hall on the other. Staff arranged taxis both times without fuss. A small but perfectly functioning bar was welcome too!

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