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Surrounding area around Audley Scarcroft Park

The village of Scarcroft stands six miles north-east of Leeds, so owners at Audley Scarcroft Park will find the best of both worlds – a beautiful location in rural Yorkshire, yet with all the city's essential amenities minutes away by car or bus. There's plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, too:


Enjoy shopping, dining or sightseeing in West Yorkshire's largest city. Attractions include markets, theatres, galleries, cricket or rugby at Headingley and football at Elland Road. The city offers copious transport connections too, by road, rail or air.


This cathedral city's many diversions include the colourful narrow lanes of The Shambles, museums about everything from Vikings to railways, walks along the city wall, and architecture dating back centuries.

Yorkshire Dales

One of England's scenic treasures lies to the north-west. Discover limestone country around Malham, enjoy delicious local produce in Wensleydale or take afternoon tea in elegant Harrogate.

The surrounding area

Scarcroft Cricket Club

Located just a stone's throw away, Scarcroft Cricket Club will offer Audley Villages residents a delightful opportunity to enjoy the timeless beauty of the sport while immersing themselves in a vibrant community atmosphere.

Local historical points of interest include the ruins of Roundhay Park Castle, a folly based on a medieval gateway that overlooks Waterloo Lake and is surrounded by acres of rolling green space and numerous fascinating abbeys and historical sites. 

If you like to stay local, it’s around a 20-minute drive from Scarcroft village to a wide variety of boutique shops, a Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and a fine selection of restaurants.

Nearby, Leeds station has direct links to central London and Leeds Bradford airport is only a 30-minute drive away.

Take a video tour of attractions in the area around Audley Scarcroft Park


Scarcroft Lodge was built around 1830 by a Quaker wool merchant. It went on to have a variety of owners, including the Lord Mayor of Leeds during the 1930s. The house was requisitioned during World War II as a convalescent home.

In 1948 the site became the headquarters of the then Yorkshire Electricity Board. The building was extended significantly, and in the 1970s a separate office block was added. With privatisation, ownership passed to npower, who sold the site in 2012. It subsequently became derelict.

Audley plans to restore and maintain the listed building, and to improve the site with extensive planting and landscaping to enhance the setting and encourage wildlife. The modern buildings will be replaced with more sympathetic architecture.