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A town in the western side of the county of Yorkshire, Shipley is located on the edge of the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. An area that is steeped in history, Shipley is home to or close to a variety of historical and cultural places of interest and attractions. The town has a major World Heritage Site in the form of the model village of Saltaire, which lies within its boundaries. Shipley is also surrounded by natural beauty, with attractive areas such as Shipley Glen being located here. St. Pauls Church in town is one of the popular attractions that bring in visitors throughout the year.
Shipley has a growing commercial sector with accounting firms, financial advisors and consultants, marketing agencies and lawyers that have local serviced offices. There are a number of architectural firms here along with graphic design agencies and website development companies. A number of companies including Pace Micro Technology and ICAD Network have their facilities or head offices in Shipley.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Shipley has quite a few options to make the evening more interesting with places like The Bulls Head offering live-music to its customers. The Glen Royal Cinema offers entertainment for fans of the silver screen while the Studio Theatre is the ideal venue for theatre fans. The town has everything from Chinese food to local British delicacies on offer when it comes to eating out. Yo Yo Bar & Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant serving up authentic dishes while San Angelo offers delicious and flavoursome Italian food. Waterside Restaurant is a great place to go for hearty, traditional British cuisine.
The A657 and A6038 pass through the town of Shipley while the A650 also runs quite close to the town. This allows drivers, buses and coach services to connect various parts of the town to the rest of Yorkshire and beyond. Shipley Railway Station is connected to the Leeds-Bradford Line while Saltaire Railway Station lies on the Airedale Line to Bingley. Leeds Bradford Airport is just a short drive from the town, providing national and international air travel options.