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County - West Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01977 | code search
Postcode: WF8 | code search
Population: 16500
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Featherstone is an interesting town positioned in West Yorkshire, between the busy towns of Pontefract and Wakefield and is home to over sixteen thousand people. The town dates back far in time, and has a rich mining heritage when many of the townsfolk laboured in the nearby colliery. In 1893 the Miners held a strike, soldiers were called in to help deal with the situation, however, after the attempts from the local bobby to calm the rising heat of the strike, they fired their guns which led to the demise of two of the Miners. This moment in time is immortalised with the poignant sculpture placed in the Shopping Precinct in the centre of town. There is a diverse range of architecture from across the years including a pleasant Inn which dates back to the 17th Century, Victorian houses, and modern buildings which line the roads. There is a vast choice of shops on offer, a variety of restaurants catering to every taste, cafes, tea shops, and bars to try. Those who wish to enjoy the great outdoors can stroll over to Purston Park where the promise of a lake and children's play area will be kept, and whether it's a short stay or longer one there's a range of B&B's and Hotels to chose from.

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Kings Croft Hotel (1.22 miles)

Kings Croft Hotel

King's Croft is a family owned private Hotel in its own parkland setting, and looking due South over a patchwork of farmland. This beautiful old Georgian House with its Adam fireplace come under a preservation ... More | visit website

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Malt Shovel Hotel (2.17 miles)

Malt Shovel Hotel
At the Malt Shovel Hotel our modern basic clean bedrooms are fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a decent nights’ sleep and an enjoyable stay. Fresh clean sheets as well as a TV, free ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 32 (2.50 miles)

Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 32

Ideally located within easy reach of the M62, junction 32. Local attractions include Castleford Xscape and J32 Outlet Village. Conveniently located for Glasshoughton train station. Our Castleford M62 Jct 32 Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, ... More | visit website

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Village Motel (2.68 miles)

Village Motel

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The Village Motel is situated just off J31 of the M62 in Normanton near Wakefield. The accommodation is a Motel style with parking directly outside each room. Freeport Shopping Village, ... More

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Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 31 (2.78 miles)

Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 31
Ideally located within easy reach of the M62, junction 31. Local attractions include Castleford Xscape. Conveniently located for Castleford train station. Our Castleford M62 Jct 31 Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in ... More | visit website
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Bridge Inn (3.22 miles)

Bridge Inn

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Located close to junction 31 of M62 motorway, this hotel is open all day every day. The Bridge Inn is the perfect setting for a drink, a bite to eat or an ... More

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Kyte Hotel (3.88 miles)

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Our stylish bedrooms are fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a good nights’ sleep and an enjoyable stay. Freshly laundered crisp white cotton sheets, a quality duvet plus curtains ... More

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Premier Inn Pontefract South (3.95 miles)

Premier Inn Pontefract South
Conveniently located for Pontefract train station. For shops and local amenities Pontefract town centre is only 3 miles away. If it's a day at the races you're after Pontefract Racecourse is just 2 miles from ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Pontefract North (4.01 miles)

Premier Inn Pontefract North
Within easy reach of the A1(M) and M62. This hotel makes a great base from which to explore the historic city of York, along with other local attractions such as Pontefract Racecourse. For shops and ... More | visit website
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Rogerthorpe Manor Country House Hotel (4.04 miles)

Rogerthorpe Manor Country House Hotel

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Set in glorious countryside - yet only minutes from the A1/M62 road links, this impressive Grade 2 listed Jacobean Manor has been restored to a 24 bedroom ... More | visit website

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