Wetherby Area Guide

Situated on the River Wharfe, the picturesque market town of Wetherby has famously been the crossing place and staging post on the Great North Road, due to its convenient midway positioning between London and Edinburgh. Wetherby is now a popular town with a range of amenities, schools and properties appealing to a variety of residents.


Things To Do

Whether you choose to take a walk down by the river or travel 1 mile out to Stockeld Park there is plenty of open space in and around Wetherby. Catch one of the many seasonal events in the grounds of Stockeld Park, such as the much anticipated Easter egg hunt, or watch a local football game in the fields of Wetherby Ings. If you’re a music lover, Bramham Park is a short drive away and is home to the annual Leeds Festival. For the adrenaline junkies; Tockwiths very own Motor Sports Centre is just 15 minutes away from the town centre, offering training and driving facilities alongside Go-Karting, making for a great day out.

Things you didn't know about Wetherby

Wetherby has its very own radio station, Tempo FM is recorded in the old council building and entirely staffed by local volunteers.

Schools in Wetherby

Wetherby is a popular spot with families due to its long list of local amenities and pleasant surroundings alongside its selection of good schools. Wetherby is home to 4 primary schools and 1 large high school. The majority of schools in the area have been rated as good or outstanding in their most recent Ofsted reports.

  • Deighton Primary School
  • Crossley Primary School
  • Saint Josephs Catholic Primary School
  • St.James CofE Primary School
  • Wetherby High School


Wetherby is 20 miles away from Leeds city centre and only 10 miles away from the popular town of Harrogate. Although there is no longer a train station within Wetherby, there are a number of bus routes departing from Wetherby Bus Station and around the town. The buses offer regular links to Tadcaster, Harrogate, Leeds and neighbouring suburbs. Situated on the Great North Road Wetherby is a popular spot for those who make regular journeys to either London or Edinburgh.


During the Victorian era, the previously rural town of Wetherby became more industrialised, with the growth of brewery’s and mills in the area.

Eating & Drinking

From cafés to takeaways and restaurants, Wetherby has it all. Starting with a firm favourite, you can’t pass the area without visiting the original Wetherby Whaler. Their famous fish and chips are the perfect accompaniment to an evening down by the river. For a lighter snack head to Pomfrets of Wetherby and enjoy one of their freshly baked cakes and scones in their cosy café. If you’re looking for something unique whether it be day or night, head down to Bar Three in the centre, for a range of innovative dishes and opulent cocktails.


There are a plethora of shops and amenities within Wetherby Town Centre. The large precinct known as the Horsefair Centre is home to large high street names such as Boots and Superdrug. For all your groceries the Morrison’s and Marks and Spencer in the town should cover it, or stock up on locally sourced product at the local farmers market that takes place every Thursday.