There is reference to ‘Hedingeleia’ in the Doomesday Book in 1086 but findings in Beckett Park date settlements to late Roman times. For many centuries it was an agricultural area, and at the turn of the 19th century there was a population of just 300. It wasn’t until the growth of Leeds in the industrial revolution that Headingley became a popular suburb and the modern era has seen numerous developments as it continues to grow.
Leeds Rhinos rugby league team, Leeds Carnegie Rugby union team and Yorkshire Country Cricket Club call the Headingley Stadium home. Beckett Park and Woodhouse Moor north and south of the area respectively are great for a stroll, as is the impressive Roundhay Park, which is a short drive east. On top of this, you are well placed for trips to the Yorkshire Dales and even the Yorkshire Moors and Peak District. If you love film, the Cottage Road Cinema is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom and has been showing films since 1912.