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Roundhay Park (Leeds (Yorkshire))

Roundhay Park is an urban park at Leeds (Yorkshire).

The main entrance is in Princes Avenue.

Roundhay Park covers over 700 acres, with rolling parkland, lakes, woodlands and specialist gardens. It also the home to Tropical World.

The land was originally a hunting park for the De Lacy family, and was granted to Ilbet De Lacy by William the Conqueror. The estate was purchased in 1803 by Thomas Nicholson, who created a ravine, gorge, landscaped gardens, waterfalls and a 33-acre lower lake, constructed by soldiers who had returned from the Napoleonic Wars.

The park was opened to the public by Prince Arthur in 1872.

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