Situated in the borough of Calderdale the town of Brighouse sits on the banks of the River Calder. Named after a building called Bridge House, which was located on the banks of the river, the town is largely residential and has a distinct rural appeal. The Brighouse Library is the biggest landmark in the area while Smith Art Gallery and St. James Church also attract a number of locals and tourists throughout the year. The Old Ship Inn is also a famous establishment known for being built from the wood of the HMS Donegal.
The town is home to a number of serviced offices and retail spaces that are home to the likes of computer servicing companies and healthcare practitioners. There are manufacturing companies with facilities in the area while lawyers and website development companies also share office space with the likes of interior decorators and photographers. Crowther Electrical has a manufacturing facility in the area as do CSP Joinery and Morris Seymour.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Brighouse has a variety of entertainment on offer. The Brighouse Children’s Theatre is a great place for the entire family while The Ritz Ballroom has a number of live-performance events. Brighouse Theatre is the place to go for the latest stage productions. Dining out in restaurants in Brighouse provides access to a variety of food from different parts of the world. STREET is the place to pick up Pakistani street food while Meze is a great place to sample Greek cuisine. Thaal has a variety of Indian dishes on the menu and The Great Wall brings the flavours of China to this small town.
The town has a well connected road network for drivers, buses and coaches, with the A641 and A644 leading commuters out to Huddersfield and Dewsbury, respectively. The M62 motorway can be accessed with ease while the A58 to Leeds and A629 to Keighley also pass through the town. Brighouse railway station is the town’s main link to the Huddersfield Line and the Caldervale Line. Leeds Bradford International Airport is the town’s closest means of air travel.