The Georgian Bath House used for 'cold water therapy' was built over 200 years ago and was part of the property owned by 6th Duke of Devonshire who then owned most properties in the town. The Bath House was similar to a Turkish Bath where there was a warming room attached to the small spring fed cold water plunge pool. The Bath House was...more
The River Wharfe means 'twisting, winding' in Celtic. The 97 km river runs through the counties of West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire and most of the river's length serves as the county boundaries. The River Wharfe runs through Wetherby.The famous Wetherby Bridge crosses the river. Wetherby Bridge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and listed...more
Wetherby Town Hall was built in 1845 and was a replacement of a previous town hall which served as a courthouse, prison and chapel (there was no church in the town at the time). The Town Hall continued to serve as a court until the 1960s. There used to the bells in the front chimneys which served as a fire alarm to the local fire brigade. Today the...more
The Shambles were built in 1811 by the Duke of Devonshire. The Shambles housed the town's butcher shops that were opened on the town's market day. The Shambles converted to a covered market in 1811 where farmers could buy and trade their produce. Today the Shambles host independent shops.more
This area originally had a water mill in the 13th Century where corn was grounded. Then it became a saw mill in the 20th Century but only to be destroyed by fire. Opposite is the Salmon Steps which were built in 1871.Earlier Medieval Bridges have been built and were destroyed by flooding. The former bridge was used as part of the A1/Great North...more
The Catholic Church has been founded since 1872. The originally church was opened in 1882 and was rebuilt in 1986. The current Church has been designed by Vincent Stienlet and the interior art done by Fenwick Lawson. The church won an architectural award in 1987 and welcomes any visitors to have a look round - the church is open daily between...more
Volunteers and members of the public built the Bandstand in 2000 and is situated by the River Wharfe behind the Wetherby Bridge.Wetherby Riverside Bandstand Trust promotes and services the Brass Band Concerts that play on Sundays afternoons from May to September. They usually begin at 2.30pm and last approximately for two hours. The concerts are...more
Known as St James's Parish Church. The oldest part of the church was built in 1839 by local quarried stone. Mr Quenton Rhodes, a local resident, was the main benefactor by funding a considerable amount towards the church build. Since then extensions such as the Chancel were built to the church as well as modifications.There are other church...more
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This Costa coffee is part of the franchaise that I work for and the busiest of our five coffeeshops. Emma and I had a blackforest hot chocolate (there are not many Costa's still selling these delicious concoctions ) and a cherry bakewell muffin ( part of our new range ) before walking to Spofforth on a sunny day. BLACK FOREST HOT CHOCOLATEmore
The Wetherby Whaler is a Yorkshire Fish and Chips Chain Restaurant and Takeaway and has a number of restaurants across North and West Yorkshire. I've ate at the Wetherby restaurant before and I was confident having another great meal!It was founded by Philip and Janine Murphy in 1989 and opened the original restaurant in Wetherby. It became a big...more
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There are frequent bus schedules to Wetherby from Leeds, Harrogate and York.
Living in East Leeds, I was able to get the Leeds to Harrogate bus from Seacroft to Wetherby instead of going via the city centre. Transdev No. 770 bus runs every half hour Mondays to Saturdays during the day and every hour on Sundays and all evenings.
First Bus also operates services from Leeds City Centre.
Please click onto the links and also Metro (Public Transport for West Yorkshire) to find out further information on timetables and fares on the bus companies.
It took me approximately three quarters of an hour one way to reach Wetherby from Seacroft and travels via Thorner, Bramham, Clifford and Boston Spa.
Best bet when visiting Wetherby is to visit the town's tourist information centre as a first point of call. The centre provides information and what to see and do in the town as well as in the region. Accommodation, event tickets and transport can also be booked.
The tourist information centre shares the same building with the town's library. It also serves as some community meeting point for local residents it seems. When I visited the information centre I saw a group of residents reading the newspapers.
Wetherby Library and Tourist Information Office
Tel No. 01937 582151