Travelling around Dewsbury
Nestled right in the heart of West Yorkshire, on the edge of the Pennine Hills, the minster town of Dewsbury lies beside the River Calder. The town has experienced significant regeneration in recent years, developing a reputation as a major commercial and retail centre for the area.
Dewsbury is increasingly popular with commuters, thanks to its close proximity and excellent transport links to several major Yorkshire cities. Arriva buses connect Dewsbury with Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Wakefield, as well as neighbouring towns, such as Ossett, Heckmondwike and Batley.
Dewsbury’s history dates back as far as 627 in Anglo-Saxon times when the First Bishop of York preached in the town on the banks of the River Calder. It was Dewsbury’s connections to Huddersfield and Bradford via the River Calder that gave the town its reputation as a highly regarded hub of activity within the region. Dewsbury Market dates back to the 14th century, where it originally opened to support the town’s textile trade. The existence of imposing mills dotted around Dewsbury serve as a reminder of the town’s heritage at the centre of the Heavy Woollen District.