Located on the banks of the River Wharfe, the town of Wetherby lies in the county of Yorkshire. Throughout its history, the town was a major stopover in the journey from London to Edinburgh and still maintains that status today. The name of the town means “Settlement at the bend of a river”, which aptly describes its location. The town has a number of prominent landmarks of historical significance such as the Town Hall, the Angel Public House and The Shambles, all of which have been marked with Blue Plaques to signify their importance. Wetherby also has the distinction of being an international award-winning floral town.
Many different businesses are based in this town. Inspirepack has its manufacturing facility in Wetherby as does Farnell. Goldenfry also has office space and manufacturing facilities in the town. There are many other business types such as accounting firms, lawyers, business advisors, and landscape artists along with graphic designers, advertising agencies, website development firms and security services.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The town has many entertainment options that cater for all tastes. There is a place for cinema fans at the Wetherby Film Theatre while Wetherby Racecourse has regular horseracing events throughout the year. The town has many public houses where you can relax with a drink and enjoy the atmosphere. When heading out for lunch or dinner, Wetherby has a variety of cuisines on offer including Indian food at Mango, modern British food at The Spice Box and Thai cuisine at Thai Jantra. Muse is a great place to go for authentic British cooking in a pub setting.
While a number of roads within the town have been converted into pedestrian walkways, a large part of the area is still connected by convenient road networks providing access for drivers, buses and taxis. The A1 motorway crosses the river just before the town while the A58 and A661 pass through the centre of Wetherby. Leeds Bradford International Airport offers the nearest access for air travel, while Leeds Railway Station provides commuters with access to the railway network. Cattal, Knaresborough, Garforth and Harrogate railway stations are all within easy reach as well.