Guiseley Area Guide

To the North-West of Leeds, you’ll find the popular suburb of Guiseley. As part of the Guiseley and Rawdon Ward of Leeds City Council, Guiseley has become a popular spot for many to call home due its long list of amenities, leisure activities and close proximity to the Dales.


Things To Do

Explore the vast outdoor space in Guiseley in Nunroyd Park. The woodland area is the perfect spot for a picnic, a dog walk or a Sunday afternoon on the swings. If you fancy a workout or a rainy day activity, Aireborough Leisure Centre has plenty of facilities to choose from. With a 25m pool, learner pool, gym, sports hall, squash courts and a climbing wall you certainly won’t be short of activities. Don’t venture to the West End to catch some show stopping performances, Guiseley Theatre showcases a range of productions throughout the year, everything from amateur operatics to Christmas pantomimes making for the perfect family outing.

Things you didn't know about Guiseley

St.Oswalds Church dates back to the 13th century. St. Oswald's was the venue of choice for the marriage of Patrick Bronte & Maria Branwell who became parents to Emily & Charlotte Bronte the authors of Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre.

Schools in Guiseley

There is a good range of primary schools within Guiseley and surrounding areas. In terms of high schools, Guiseley School is popular within the area. St. Marys Menston is also in close proximity and accessible by bus. A little further out of the town both Woodhouse Grove and Bradford Grammar are popular choices with Guiseley residents, again both accessible by bus.

  • St.Oswalds COE Primary School
  • Tranmere Park Primary
  • Guiseley Primary School
  • Queensways Primary School
  • Hawksworth CE (VA) Primary School
  • Baildon C of E Primary School
  • Guiseley High School
  • St.Marys Menston Catholic School


Located in a prime position for easy access to the A65 means Guiseley is only a 30-minute drive away from Leeds and Bradford City Centres. Alternatively, both Guiseley & Apperley Bridge Train Stations give direct links to both cities making Guiseley an attractive location for commuters. Guiseley is also not short of bus routes connecting to nearby towns and villages.


Until the 18th Century Guiseley was predominantly a farming community. When the cottage based woollen industry arose in the Victorian times, Guiseley soon became more industrialised acquiring a railway in 1865 and a Town Hall in 1867.

Eating & Drinking

Guiseley is home to some of the best fish and chips in the business. The Wetherby Whaler prides itself on delivering the finest fish and chips to the people of Guiseley. Another popular local spot is Mumbai Village, their long list of traditional curries and a delicious selection of sides are what keeps the regulars returning. Looking for something to drink? The Station Pub is epitome of a Great British pub, with good food, a great selection of drinks and a friendly atmosphere; it’s easy to see why it is a local favourite. When looking for cocktails, Everybodys is the place to be.


Guiseley itself is home to 2 retail parks, offering a range of high street shops including Argos, TK Maxx, Next, Marks and Spencer and Boots. Alongside the larger retailers, Guiseley is also home to a range of independent shops, everything from cycling essentials at Triangle to luxury wools and fabric from Abraham Moon & Sons. The perfect positioning of Guiseley means you are only a short journey away from the retail luxuries of Leeds and Bradford.