Bramhope Area Guide

Bramhope is undoubtedly one of the most sought after areas of Leeds due to its desirable location, rural environment and community feel. Situated 9 miles north of the city centre, Bramhope allows easy access for commuters into the city, yet provides a more peaceful rural escape for evening and weekends.


Things To Do

If you’re a fan of the outdoors Bramhope is definitely a spot for you, Bramhope has both tennis courts and a bowling green in the heart of the village within the Memorial Hall grounds. On the doorstep of Bramhope you’ll find Golden Acre Park; 130 Acres of scenic bliss and its very own café. Golden Acre Park is the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon stroll with the family whether you choose to feed the ducks, go for a jog or just have a coffee in a picturesque location, Golden Acre will have you revisiting time and time again.

Things you didn't know about Bramhope

Bramhope is famous for its two mile long tunnel on the Harrogate line between Horsforth and Arthington Viaduct. The tunnel itself was built between 1845 and 1849, thought to have been built by over 2300 navvies.

Schools in Bramhope

Within the village itself there is one school; Bramhope Primary school rated as Outstanding in their most recent Ofstead report. The surrounding areas are home to a wider variety of both primary and secondary schools.

  • Adel Primary School
  • Bramhope Primary School
  • Cookridge Holy Trinity CE Primary School
  • Ireland Wood Primary School
  • Otley All Saints CofE Primary School
  • The Grammer School at Leeds
  • Westbrook Lane Primary School
  • Woodhouse Grove


Bramhope is situated just a short 20 minute drive away from Leeds city centre and is easily accessible from surrounding areas by bus. Bramhopes closest train station is Horsforth, offering connections to Headingley, Leeds, Harrogate and York. What’s more, if you’re looking to travel further afield Leeds Bradford Airport is just 2 miles down the road.


Bramhope was mentioned in the Doomsday book when a Saxon thane lived in a manor. In 1095 it is said to have been passed to the Percy family before being sold to Ralph de Bramhope in 1165. In the 13th century the monasteries owned the majority of the land, the monks used tracks such as Scotland lane and Staircase Lane to get to and from Kirkstall Abbey.

Eating & Drinking

The Fox and Hound pub dating back to 1728 is undeniably a local favourite, offering good food and a great atmosphere. A village like Bramhope wouldn’t be complete without a traditional fish and chip shop and Popsies at The Cross is just that! Don’t forget to take a trip to The Bramhope Deli also known as a foody haven, for tasty sandwiches and delicious coffee when you’re in the area.


Don’t be fooled by Bramhopes Village feel, it still offers a range of amenities for day to day living, everything from bakeries to hairdressers. If you venture just outside of Bramhope to Holt Park, you will find a large ASDA supermarket for all your weekly supplies. Staying in the village, you’ll find an array of independent local shops on Breary Lane and Tredgold Avenue.