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Living in Rothwell

08 September 2017

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The historic, market town of Rothwell is located on the south east of Leeds, and has much to offer anyone thinking of moving there.

Rothwell is part of the revered ‘Rhubarb Triangle’, a nine square mile triangle between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell, famous for producing early season forced rhubarb, of which the locals are rightly proud of.  One of the main producers, E Oldroyd and Sons Ltd has a reputation that stretches far and beyond West Yorkshire and even organises trips to its rhubarb sheds in nearby Carlton during the growing season.

For over 600 years Rothwell was a coal mining village until the closure of Rothwell colliery in 1983. The former site has now been transformed into Rothwell Country Park, which opened in 2000 and boats an extensive network of paths including a sculpture trail and pond trail.

There is also Springhead Park on Oulton Lane, which has tennis, bowls and skateboarding facilities as well as public gardens, beck side walks and a café, making it a great place for families, with something for everyone.

The centre of Rothwell offers a mix of shops, including major high street chains and some independent boutique shops, the majority of which can be found along the pedestrianized Commercial Street.

For families with young children there is no shortage of primary schools to choose from, meanwhile high schools in the area include The Rodillian Academy and Royds School, both of which have Sixth Form colleges.

There is also no shortage of local pubs and when it comes to eating out, you would be hard pressed to beat the Italian cuisine at the fabulous Salute at The White Swan on Wood Lane. More traditional pub food, plus steaks, meat combos and burgers are available at The Angel Inn on Wakefield Road.

 

 

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