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County - West Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01937 | code search
Postcode: LS22 | code search
Population: 11000
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Folk Customs:
Denby Dale Pie
Lee Fair
Midgley Pace Egg Play
Minden Day
The Devils Knell

Wetherby Events

January
The Christmas Adventure @ Stockeld Park

May
French Property Exhibition

August
Carling Weekend - Leeds

October
The Christmas Adventure @ Stockeld Park
Wetherby Festival

November
Children In Need Lantern Launc
Stockeld Parks Fireworks Spectacular
The Christmas Adventure @ Stockeld Park
Wetherby Festival

December
Reindeer Run for RNLI
The Christmas Adventure @ Stockeld Park
Wetherby Christmas Evening Carol Concert
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Muse Ale & Wine Bar
"Just been to the Muse Restaurant in Wetherby with my family and have enjoyed an excellent mothers day meal.

Date visited: 14.03.10. ..." More

Days Inn Wetherby
"Good Points: Clean and in good condition Bad Points: General lack of supplies in the room. I had to ask for towels, teaspoons, tea and coffee etc. The staff did not ..." More

Days Inn Wetherby
"Good Points: Dogs allowed dogs with no charge Bad Points: No dog bins available to put dog waste in General review: Gnerally very good.

Date visited: 2009-09-22 ..." More

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The pretty West Yorkshire market town of Wetherby has a history entwined with Scotland and horses, with a dash of Knights Templar thrown in for good measure. Wetherby is at a crossing of the River Wharfe, and has been a stopping place on the journey between the capitals of London and Edinburgh for centuries. The name possibly means place at the bend in the river, though an alternative theory suggest wether farm (sheep farm). The Great North Road, now the A1, passes close by, and this is a route used since at least Roman times. It was the Romans who first brought horse racing to the area, testing their Arab stallions against one another on flat ground near the river. Today the horse racing at Wetherby is over a steeple-chase course, the fine setting providing a great background for the traditional jump racing. There has long been talk of introducing (or given the Roman past re-introducing) flat racing at Wetherby, to make greater use of the revamped York Road site – the Millennium Stand was built in 1999 to offer more luxurious hospitality, and the 300 acre site now also hosts conferences. The Knights Templar were landowners in the area in the 13th century, and it was to them that Henry III granted the right to hold a market in Wetherby in a charter dated 1240. Thursdays still see market stalls selling their goods in the town. As a staging post for the coaches travelling on the Great North Road Wetherby had many hostelries offering a comfortable stay or just a drink and a bite to eat for the traveller, and of course a place to change horses for the coachmen. Today the town still has far more pubs and inns than would be expected of a place with a population of around 11,000. When the Scots came in numbers in the early years of the 14th century it was not as visitors but as marauders, burning the town and taking many of its residents captive. Perhaps luckily for the town when the Scots army was in the area before Marston Moor in 1644 the Parliamentary army was billeted there. In Wetherby itself there is some fine Victorian architecture, the church of St James and the Town Hall in particular, and the centre is pleasant for a stroll (with no shortage of places for taking a restorative). Wetherby Bridge is a scheduled ancient monument worth a visit, and the Georgian shambles, converted from butchers’ shops to covered market is another place of interest. But the village of Boston Spa just south of Wetherby has rather more impressive architecture, with many Georgian buildings and a genteel atmosphere in keeping with its status as home to the British Library document supply service, with a small reading room for visitors (though advance notice is usually required).

Accountant

Lishman Sidwell Campbell & Price
Stones McCourt & Partners
Waite & Hartley

Association

British Equestrian Trade Association

Attraction

Bramham Park
Stockeld Park

Camping

Maustin Park

Club

The Engine Shed

Dentist

Dental Surgery
Holmes and Associates

Estate Agent

Beadnall Copley
Dacre Son & Hartley
DTZ Debenham Thorpe
Illingworth Wood
Renton & Parr

Golf Club

Wetherby

Market

Wetherby Market
Wetherby Racecouse Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Bay Horse
Muse Ale & Wine Bar

Old Star Inn
Pax
Red Lion
Swan & Talbot

Racecourse

Wetherby Racecourse

Restaurant

Bay Horse
Jaflong Tandoori
Le Bon Appetit
Muse Ale & Wine Bar
Old Star Inn
Pax
Red Lion
Wood Hall Hotel

School

Wetherby St James C Of E Primary School

Solicitor

Alexanders Solicitors Ltd

Taxi

C Cars
Courtesy Cars
Elite Licence Private Hire
First Choice
Wetherby Cars

Vet

Hutchison Dunlop & Baird

Sports Clubs

Collingham LTC (Tennis)

Shops

Horton & Hollender Ltd
Academy Florist
Boots
The Greenery Garden Centre Ltd
Goosemoorganics
Village Pharmacy
Cameron Beaumont
Hop Scotch
Christine Brown
Castlegate Stationers Ltd

Antiques

Barbaras

Activities

Wetherby Wheelers CC(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Wetherby

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Wood Hall Hotel (2.38 miles)

Wood Hall Hotel

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Positioned at the end of a long dramatic drive, surrounded by a hundred acres of woodland and manicured lawns, Wood Hall is extremely well located. Close to Leeds, Harrogate and ... More

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Bridge Hotel (3.18 miles)

Bridge Hotel

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Ideally situated very close to the historic city of York, the spa town of Harrogate, and the commercial centre of Leeds; yet close by the A1/M and direct train links. The Bridge ... More

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Rudding Gates (4.62 miles)

Rudding Gates
Luxurious 5 star Gatehouse apartments in picturesque Follifoot village, Rudding Gates offer the perfect country escape whilst being conveniently near to central Harrogate and major routes to York and Leeds. Furnished to an extremely high ... More | visit website
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Innkeepers Lodge (5.06 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Easily accessed from Junction 47 of the A1 (M), this lodge shares its grounds with the Kestrel Vintage Inn, two miles east of Harrogate on ... More | visit website
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Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf (5.39 miles)

Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf

Rudding Park sits in 300 acres of stunning parkland just 3 miles south of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. The Grade 1 listed Regency house incorporates 21st-century comforts by fusing contemporary design with traditional ... More | visit website

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Hazlewood Castle Hotel (5.53 miles)

Hazlewood Castle Hotel
Acquired in October 1996, the Castle has been sympathetically restored to offer the traditional comforts of an elegant private house whilst retaining an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

Beautifully redecorated to the very highest standards, the ... More | visit website

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Newton House (6.18 miles)

Newton House
An elegant Georgian guest house in Knaresborough with the feel of luxury hotel accommodation.

We are delighted to welcome you to Newton House, an elegant Georgian Guesthouse in the heart of the charming market town of ... More | visit website
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The Old Royal Oak (6.32 miles)

The Old Royal Oak

Our recently converted 18th Century, grade II listed barn, serves as the new B&B – each room offering comfortable and peaceful accommodation with disabled access; is situated in the centre of the historic market ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Harrogate (6.60 miles)

Ideally situated for both business and leisure guests. For business this hotel is near to Hornbeam business park. Conveniently located for Hornbeam Park train station. For shops and local amenities Harrogate town centre is only ... More | visit website
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Dower House Hotel (6.64 miles)

Dower House Hotel

In the market town of Knaresborough, just 4 miles from the A1(M) and 3 miles from Harrogate, this charming hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome to business and leisure customers alike. Close to the Harrogate ... More | visit website

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