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Tel code: 01924 | code search
Postcode: WF15 | code search
Population: 55000
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Sir Owen Richardson Betty Boothroyd Patrick Stewart Tom Kilburn Christopher Saxton Alistair Brownlee
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Huntsman Inn
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Heath Cottage Hotel
"Mixed reviews really. The building itself was very dated but had that homely feel to it. I would personally update the whole thing, but its up to the owners. The ..." More

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West Yorkshire’s Dewsbury is surrounded by the larger settlements of Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford and Halifax, but with a population of nearly 55,000 it is a sizeable town in its own right, with a history in keeping. The town’s name is probably derived from Dew meaning stream, and burg, a fort. Dewsbury was of considerable ecclesiastical importance in Saxon times, St Paulinus having preached in the town in 627AD. Paulinus was the first Bishop of York. Dewsbury Minster is said to be sited on the spot by the Calder where he preached, and it was a foundation of some significance, receiving tithes from the surrounding district through the medieval era. In the industrial age Dewsbury was a textile town, its development helped by the link built in 1770 to the Calder and Hebble Navigation, and by the arrival of the railway in 1848. In earlier times woollen cloth was produced in Dewsbury. When the shoddy process was invented it became a centre for the uniform and blanket material made from the combination of recycled and new wool. In the post-industrial age Dewsbury is changing, the town centre being revived and refurbished to show the beauty of the old York-stone buildings, and old mills being converted into stylish apartments for commuters who work in Leeds or further afield in Sheffield and Manchester. With easy access via express-links to the M1 and the M62 Dewsbury is well placed for commuters. The town’s market benefits from the same links bringing people in, with upwards of 400 stalls every Wednesday and Saturday, and its revival was marked in 2007 by the award of the title of Britain’s Best Market.


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Heath Cottage Hotel (0.96 miles)

Heath Cottage Hotel

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Heath Cottage is a fine example of early Victorian architecture, offering superb facilities in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. A Yorkshire welcome awaits you in one of our excellent en-suite bedrooms. Heath Cottage is ... More | visit website

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Alder House Hotel (1.73 miles)

Alder House Hotel

Set in 2.5 acres of wooded gardens, just a short drive from Leeds and Bradford, this converted Georgian house provides a quiet and relaxed atmosphere for your break away.

Whether you are considering a romantic weekend, ... More | visit website

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Healey House Hotel (1.73 miles)

Healey House Hotel
Set in 2.5 acres of tree lined gardens, this 18th-century property offers a warm welcome and excellent service. Located in the town of Batley, Leeds and Halifax are both 20 minutes’ drive away from Healey ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Leeds Wakefield M1, Junction 40 (2.07 miles)

Holiday Inn Leeds Wakefield M1, Junction 40

A warm welcome awaits at the Holiday Inn Leeds Wakefield hotel where you will be greeted by our friendly and helpful staff. The Wakefield hotel is conveniently located by junction 40 of the M1 motorway, ... More | visit website

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Mews Hotel (2.24 miles)

Mews Hotel

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Set in delightful mews courtyard the hotel dates back to 1746 and was originally used as a warehouse for sorting rags. The fourteen room hotel is now furnished to a ... More | visit website

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Dimple Well Lodge Hotel (2.40 miles)

Dimple Well Lodge Hotel
We like to provide you with a warm welcome at Dimple Well Lodge Hotel, with our 18th century Victorian House located in the heart of west Yorkshire. set in the town of Ossett only 2 ... More | visit website
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Healds Hall Hotel (2.61 miles)

Healds Hall Hotel

Healds Hall is a family-run hotel with a nationally acclaimed award-winning restaurant and bistro. Set peacefully in landscaped, picturesque gardens Healds Hall presents an ideal venue when planning a conference, meeting or visiting the area. ... More | visit website

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Headlands House Hotel (2.84 miles)

Headlands House Hotel

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Family run hotel conveniently located between Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Halifax and Wakefield. Located close to the major motorway networks. Extremely friendly and hospitable staff who are more than happy ... More

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Days Inn Wakefield (3.45 miles)

Days Inn Wakefield
Located just off junction 40 of the M1 and within 5 minutes of the M62 makes the Days Hotel Wakefield an ideal location for all. The hotel is just 2 miles from the centre of ... More | visit website
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Old Vicarage Hotel (3.47 miles)

Old Vicarage Hotel

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The Old Vicarage built in 1893, formerly the home of the Vicars of Bruntcliffe, was purchased from the Church by the previous owners in 1977 and in 1986 the building ... More

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