22 Aug Area Guide to Guiseley
Guiseley – from it’s rich history to it’s fantastic restaurants and shops, is a fantastic place to live. Here’s our handy guide to showcase this brilliant suburb of Leeds.
Places to eat & drink
Located in the heart of Guiseley, Leeds. Offering a melting pot of good drink, quality all day dining, atmosphere and an extremely warm welcome.
The venue is relaxed, cool and refreshing with an easy going vibe throughout the day. In the evening it is more upbeat and has a real energy.
The Potting Shed
Bistro bar serving homemade food with a large selection of lagers, ales, cocktails and wine with regular live music and events.
Coopers Market Town Taverns
At Coopers they love three things: beer, food and Yorkshire, and are proud to have been serving cask-conditioned ales, great wine and fab food to the folks of Guiseley and beyond since 2005.
Guiseley has two retail parks: Guiseley Retail Park in the centre of town, and Westside Retail Park between Guiseley and Yeadon. The town has a large supermarket, charity shops and beauty stores on the High Street, as well as many pubs, bars, takeaways and restaurants located around the town and a leisure centre with swimming pool and gym on The Green.
Many of the retail outlets in the town have been established on the converted sites of old factories or mills. Recently, an increasing number of stores of well known leading brands such as Argos and TK Maxx.
The A65, which passes through the town, is the main shopping street. Guiseley railway station has regular train services into Leeds, Bradford and Ilkley stations on the Wharfedale Line. Guiseley is also served by the stations of Menston to the north and Baildon to the south.
Guiseley School on Fieldhead Road was built as a secondary modern in the 1960s and is sometimes known as Fieldhead School. Primary schools include Tranmere Park School and St. Oswald’s C of E School.
Properties in Guiseley
According to Rightmove, as of February 2019, the average house price for Guiseley is £346,577. Terraced properties selling on average for £195,488, semi-detached properties for £293,125 and detached houses at £474,045. Click here to see our properties for sale.
Did you know?
Crompton Parkinson was a major employer until its factory closed in 2004. The town was the home of Silver Cross, a pram manufacturer, whose factory was operational from 1936 to 2002.
The town is known for Harry Ramsden, whose fish and chip shop traded from a small shed next to the tram stop. In 1930 he opened “the world’s biggest fish and chip shop”. The original restaurant was closed in December 2011. The Wetherby Whaler group purchased the site and planned a £500,000 refurbishment to open during the summer of 2012. The new Wetherby Whaler restaurant opened on 22 May 2012.
Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell were married at St Oswald’s church and became the parents of six children, including Anne, Charlotte and Emily Brontë.