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 Market was originally based inside the town’s impressive market hall, but as it expanded, businesses began to spill out onto the streets and the now infamous Dewsbury Open Market remains the largest open market in Yorkshire. You’ll find over 300 stalls selling everything from fine foods and clothing, to books and furniture.
Talking of open air, there’s plenty to keep you busy outdoors in Dewsbury. If it’s fresh air you’re after, a walk around Crow Nest Park is the perfect way to relax and clear your mind. Unless, that is, you’d rather feed the ducks and let the kids let off some steam in the playground. In which case, it’s great for that too!
Dewsbury Town Hall is the place to be if you’re craving a bit of culture. A spectacular Grade II listed building, which is home to a 700-seat concert hall, the venue is used for weddings, conferences and events, as well as TV and film. And if that isn’t enough culture for you, visit Dewsbury Minster, which has undergone extensive refurbishment over the past 20 years and now has a café and gift shop.