Dewsbury is a town in the county of Yorkshire that lies on the banks of the River Calder, south of Leeds. The town was a major industrial hub in the 19th century, but with the closure of the mills a stage of rapid decline swept through the area. Since the turn of the century, a large number of the old mills have been demolished or converted, enabling the creations of new residential housing. Development and modernisation continue to improve Dewsbury alongside reminders of its history and heritage. Dewsbury Minster and Dewsbury County Court are two major landmarks in the town.
Dewsbury has a large number of companies that have taken advantage of the development of the town by setting up in retail or office space here. There are computer service centres, courier services and event management companies alongside furniture makers and graphic designers. Manufacturing companies operate out of the town while website development companies and printing services also have offices in Dewsbury. Cubicle Centre has its manufacturing facilities here while AP Concept is a marketing consultancy with offices in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Dewsbury has a modest entertainment scene with a small number of venues hosting musical concerts and events. Spirit is the town’s annual street theatre festival and a number of parks in Dewsbury, including Crow’s Nest Park, have hosted music performances. The town has a variety of English cuisine on offer, from traditional to modern pub-food. West Riding Refreshment Rooms offers tasty British food while Razz is the place to go if you want to try out a variety of spicy Indian food. Lounge Café Bar has European food on its menu, which can be enjoyed in a relaxed setting.
Dewsbury lies on the A644, which provides the town with a road network for drivers, buses and coach services. The A638 and A653 also pass through the town, converging into the A644 along the way. Dewsbury railway station connects commuters to Leeds via the Huddersfield Line while Leeds Bradford International Airport is the nearest air-transport link.