Out 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
If you’re looking for fresh air, head to the open space of Nunroyd Park. The woodland area is the perfect spot for a picnic, a dog walk or a Sunday afternoon on the swings. Whether you like to participate or appreciate from the side-line, Nunroyd is home to both cricket and rugby pitches, alongside a skate park for those brave enough.
Aireborough leisure centre
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. The leisure centre also offers a great opportunity for children to get into new sports or learn new skills.
Step aside West End, Guiseley theatre is an asset to the Guiseley community. With a range of productions throughout the year, everything from amateur operatics to Christmas pantomimes it is the perfect venue to have on your doorstep.
Things You Didn’t Know About Guiseley
The 90’s phenomenon of Sooty and Sweep was actually invented in Guiseley by Harry Corbett; who also happened to be the nephew of the fish and chip tycoon Harry Ramsden -another Guiseley hero!
There is a good range of good schools within Guiseley and surrounding areas. Primary schools in the area include:-
Tranmere Park Primary
Guiseley Primary School
Queensway Primary school
Hawksworth C of E
Baildon C of E
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.
Places to Eat
Guiseley has a vast amount of restaurants and bars, to make it almost impossible for you to go hungry!
If you fancy something spicy, Mumbai Village is definitely a must-visit. Their long list of traditional curries and a delicious selection of sides will leave you wanting to become a regular resident of the restaurant.
It’s impossible to talk about Guiseley and not mention fish and chips. The ever famous Harry Ramsden started his legacy in the town of Guiseley and although the Harry Ramsdens no longer remains in Guiseley their replacement The Wetherby Whaler is certainly keeping up the high standards. Founded in 1969, The Wetherby Whaler is certainly a professional when it comes to delivering the Great British favourite, delivering the finest fish and chips to the Guiseley community.
Cena Bistro is the epitome of cosy Italian dining. Priding themselves of delivering authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable cosy setting, Cena is a popular spot with the locals. With a choice of risotto, pizza, pasta or meat dishes there is something to satisfy all taste buds!
Guiseley itself is home to 2 retail parks, offering a range of high street shops including TK Max, 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.
Located in a prime position for easy access to the A65 means Guiseley is only a 30-minute drive away from Leeds City Centre and Bradford city centre. 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.
Properties in Guiseley
Guiseley has a range of property types available in the area, everything from large detached homes to stone cottages. The current average property price in the area stands at £309,475 as of June 2019. In the past year flats in Guiseley sold for an average of £189,415, whilst semi-detached achieved of £262,683 and detached £467,500. Take a look at the properties currently on the market in Guiseley.