Student Guide to Burley

Our complete guide on things to do while living and studying in Burley

Burley is very popular with students and has an excellent range of properties including terraced housing, flats and a number of new developments. Located just a few minutes from both the hustle and bustle of Leeds City Centre and Headingley, Burley also benefits from being close to the Cardigan Fields Complex where a Vue cinema, restaurants, bowling alley and Virgin Active gym can be found.

Public Transport & Road Links in Burley

Burley is only a 15 minute walk from Leeds City Centre and is ideally located for regular bus routes to and from the Universities. It even has its own train station!

Shops & Businesses in Burley

There are a number of local shops, takeaways and restaurants in Burley, however Headingley and Leeds City Centre are also close by.

Entertainment around Burley

The Cardigan Fields complex has a multiplex cinema, Virgin Active Health Club, a bowling alley and several restaurants including Nando's, Frankie & Benny's, McDonalds and Pizza Hut. Viva Cuba is another popular restaurant and this is located just across the road from the Vue, offering Spanish tapas and a buzzy atmosphere!

Due to the new luxury student accommodation blocks which have been built in the area, Burley is now starting to benefit from new restaurants, bars and shops making this an up and coming area.

Sport in Burley

Burley is a great location for sports fanatics as the famous Headingley Stadium (home to Yorkshire Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union) is close by.

Local Burley Attractions

If you fancy venturing slightly further a field there are plenty of country houses and walks contained in the Yorkshire area. There is Harewood House located on Harewood Estate, Kirkstall Abbey (dating from medieval times and Jacobean), and Temple Newsam House - home to paintings from the City Art Gallery.

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