Boston Spa Area Guide

The beautiful village of Boston Spa sits just 2.8 miles from Wetherby and to the North East of Leeds. The idyllic village has become increasingly popular with families because of its host of local amenities, community spirit and stunning properties.


Things To Do

Boston Spa has great things to offer. Sitting on the bank of the River Wharfe, it makes a picturesque backdrop for walking the dog, a stroll or a bike ride down by the river. Just on the outskirts of the village centre is the local sports grounds, where you can watch a game, have a good kick about in the park or enjoy a clamber on the climbing frames. If you are looking for a fun day out with all the family. Stockeld Park is a 12-minute drive away, hosting fun seasonal activities throughout the year. Alternatively, Boston Spa itself hosts an abundance of events throughout the year, from beer festivals to scarecrow spectaculars and galas – you’ll never be short for choice in Boston Spa.

Things you didn't know about Boston Spa

Boston Spa was developed rapidly over a short period of time, with the majority of buildings in the historic area built between 1770 and 1830. The style of architecture and use of unique materials, give the buildings a strong historic character, making these homes extremely popular with aspiring residents.

Schools in Boston Spa

Within Boston Spa you’ll find 7 schools, including day nurseries, high schools and primary schools. However, if these aren’t your first choice, there are many schools in the surrounding areas which are just a stones throw from Boston Spa.

  • St. Edwards Catholic Primary School
  • Primrose Lane Primary School
  • Clifford Pre School
  • St. Marys Church of England Primary School
  • West Oaks Specialist School and College
  • Boston Spa Secondary School
  • St. John’s Catholic Primary School for the Deaf


Boston Spa also has convenient transport links to and from the surrounding areas. Situated just a 28 minutes’ drive from Leeds City Centre, there are regular buses that take you into Leeds. Although there is no train station nearby, Ulleskelf Station is a 15-minute drive, which has regular routes to both Leeds and York stopping at multiple locations on route. Need to leave your car at home? There are also local taxi firms that service the area.


Boston Spa is rich in English History. The village which we know as Boston Spa was originally called Thorp Spa because of the easy access to natural resources, desired for spa resorts. However, over time, the increase in popularity of Harrogate Spa town meant that Thorpe Spa lost its title and became Boston Spa. Beautifully located on the South bank of the River Wharfe, Boston Spa still charms its residents with its wonderful ambiance and vibrant community.

Eating & Drinking

Boston Spa has a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and of course pubs. If you love to grab a bite to eat and drink, Tom Foolery is extremely popular amongst locals for its large selection of drinks, good food, and vibrant atmosphere. Alternatively, you can enjoy some authentic Italian cuisine at L’Aquila or Thai food at Thai Chokdee. If you are looking for an after-walk treat, be sure to check out the local high street delis for some tasty homemade sandwiches, cakes and freshly brewed coffee.


Despite its close proximity to Wetherby, Boston Spa boasts a wealth of amenities on the high street. The village centre offers hairdressers, dentists, a pharmacist, corner shops and pretty much everything you need right on your doorstep. Although there is not a major supermarket in the village, just a 7-minute drive away in Wetherby is a large Morrisons; however there are many small local shops that are ideal to get your weekly groceries from.