SE2641 : Leeds Mercure Hotel near Adel

taken 3 years ago, near to Cookridge, Leeds, Great Britain

Leeds Mercure Hotel near Adel
Leeds Mercure Hotel near Adel
The hotel is situated on the main A660 road between Leeds and Otley. The mock Tudor style suggests it was probably built as part of the adjacent Golden Acre Park development when it started as a profit-making venture in the 1930s; it would not be out of place in the "Metroland" of the Home Counties. It was at one time called the Ramada Jarvis SE2641 : Ramada Jarvis Hotel on Otley Road.
Golden Acre Park, Adel, Leeds

Advertised as covering an area of 137 acres (rather than the one implied by the name), Golden Acre has been a public park owned by Leeds City Council since 1945, prior to which it was an unsuccessful commercial venture in the 1930s. Given how many visitors it now attracts, the Council could probably make a tidy sum charging a modest admission fee (or at least charging for parking, which surprisingly is free).

The attractions in the park include impressive floral displays, themed 'demonstration' gardens, a wildfowl lake with observation hut, cafe, and extensive paths in both wooded and open areas.

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Saturday, 19 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 May, 2018
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Business, Retail, Services 
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Mock Tudor 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2689 4134 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.0548N 1:35.5541W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2691 4128
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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