Wetherby

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Coordinates: 53°55′39″N 1°23′02″W / 53.9276°N 1.3839°W / 53.9276; -1.3839

Wetherby
Bridge over the River Wharfe with town beyond
Wetherby as viewed from Micklethwaite across the River Wharfe.
Wetherby is located in West Yorkshire
Wetherby

 Wetherby shown within West Yorkshire
Population 11,155 (2001)
OS grid reference SE404481
Civil parish Wetherby
Metropolitan borough City of Leeds
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WETHERBY
Postcode district LS22, LS23
Dialling code 01937
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Elmet and Rothwell
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River Wharfe at Wetherby

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.

Work[change | edit source]

Wetherby has many factories in Thorpe Arch and on the Sandbeck Industrial Estate. The British Library are in London and Wetherby. Most people in Wetherby work in Leeds.

Market[change | edit source]

Wetherby Market

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.

Sport[change | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Wetherby High School

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.

Twinning[change | edit source]

Wetherby is twinned with Privas in France.