Wetherby as viewed from Micklethwaite across the River Wharfe.
Wetherby shown within West Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan borough||City of Leeds|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||LS22, LS23|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Elmet and Rothwell|
Wetherby is a town in West Yorkshire, England. It is part of the City of Leeds borough. Wetherby is on the River Wharfe. The town has a market every Thursday. There are 11 pubs in Wetherby and many shops. There are Morrisons and Sainsbury's supermarkets in the town. Wetherby is on the A1 motorway. 22,000 people live in Wetherby. Wetherby has an historic town hall. Wetherby is also close to York and Harrogate.
Wetherby has a market every Thursday in the Market Place. While the market is on, all cars are stopped from entering the area around the town hall. There is also a farmers market one Sunday in every month. A market and car-boot sale are held at the racecourse every Sunday during the summer months.
Wetherby has its own racecourse as well as amateur football, cricket, rugby league, rugby union and bowls teams. There is also a golf course. Besides horse racing, there are no professional sports teams in Wetherby but there are many nearby in Leeds.
Schools and Colleges[change]
Wetherby has several primary schools, a large secondary school and Park Lane College. There are universities nearby in Leeds. Wetherby High School used to be a secondary modern school but is now a comprehensive school.
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