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Collingham is a quaint village sitting on the outskirts of Wetherby, Harewood and Bardsey. The idyllic village is a great spot with families due to its friendly community feel, traditional village life and an array of stunning properties.

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Things To Do

Collingham has a large range of fantastic activities on offer nearby. Just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque River Wharfe, is the village sports club, where you can enjoy watching a game of cricket, kick a football in the park or have a clamber on the climbing frames. If you love a round of golf, Wetherby Golf Club is a short 5-minute drive down Linton Road, hosting stunning scenery and brilliant grounds. For those who enjoy walking, the village sits on the River Wharfe which is surrounded by enchanting woodland, perfect  for a daily stroll.  If you’re looking for a fun day out, Harewood House is just on your doorstep, you can go see the penguins, or just enjoy a picnic in the park, either way it’s the ideal day for you and all the family.

Things you didn't know about Collingham

Legend has it, that the local pub in Collingham, ‘Cromwells’ is said to be where Oliver Cromwell spent the night after the Battle of Marston Moor.

Schools in Collingham

Within Collingham itself you’ll find one main primary school and day nursery. However, there is a long list of primary and secondary schools just a short distance away in the surrounding areas.

  • Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings’ Church of England Primary School
  • Bardsey Primary School
  • Deighton Gates Primary School
  • Primrose Lane Primary School
  • Wetherby High School
  • Crossley Street Primary School
  • Harewood Primary School
  • Gateways School

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Transport

Another great selling factor for Collingham is the transport links to other towns and cities. Collingham is situated just 10 miles from the centre of Leeds and just 12 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport, making it a great spot for commuters. Buses are the main mode of transport and have regular timetables. Although there is no train station nearby, there are many local taxi firms that offer travel to and from the surrounding areas.

    History

    Collingham is a village civil parish which sits south east of Wetherby in West Yorkshire. The name Collingham was said to be developed in 1166 and comes from the old English ‘Collyngham’. The parish township of Collingham used to include the village of Compton, whose name was highlighted in the Doomsday Book of 1086. Collingham used to have a running railway line connecting Crossgates and Wetherby but was dismantled in 1965 and is now used as a path for walkers.

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    Eating & Drinking

    On Main Street there is a popular Italian restaurant, Piccolino which is loved amongst the locals. The restaurant offers tasty Italian food which can be accompanied by delicious wine with a picturesque view. Collingham has one local pub, ‘Cromwells’, where you can enjoy some traditional pub grub and classic ales. If you prefer more of a café feel, ‘1066’ serves scrumptious deli sandwiches, homemade treats and speciality drinks to enjoy inside or to takeaway.

    Shopping

    Even though Collingham is close to Wetherby, the village does have a wonderful range of local businesses and amenities of its own. There is a mini fruit and veg store, with a good variety of groceries, a local GP which provides NHS services and some local shops selling pet supplies, clothing and accessories. There are also a handful of hairdressers, beauty salons and some takeaways.

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