Information about Parking in Wetherby
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Wetherby is a town just 25 minutes’ drive from Leeds. It lies along the bank of the River Wharfe and is known for its beautiful flowers. The town has won numerous national and international awards for its floral displays, including the European Entente Florale Gold award in 1999 and the gold award in the International Communities in Bloom Competition in 2005.
The Tourist Information Office offers guides for walking trails, so you can explore the history of Wetherby and see key features of the town at your own pace. These self-guided trails include the Historical Town Trail, Blue Plaque Trail, and Floral Town Trail (which you can take during the summer to see the town’s flowers).
Wetherby is a small town that is full of history. The original Wetherby bridge was built in 1233, and is still part of the bridge standing today. It was widened in 1773 and then again in 1826, and you can still see the original from the riverside walkway underneath. Construction on the Town Hall began in 1845, and the walkway around it hosts the town market every Thursday. There’s even a genuine blue police box from the 1950s outside the police station. The Wetherby War Memorial was unveiled in April 1922 and was dedicated to the 71 men from Wetherby who were killed in the First World War.
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Wetherby Parking Statistics
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Parking in Wetherby
Parking in Wetherby is free for the first 2 hours throughout the town, and there are several car parks available, including:
- Wilderness Car Park (offers free long-term parking)
- Cluster of Nuts Car Park
- Crossley Street Car Park
- Shopper Car Park
- Linton Road Car Park
These range from 30-minute parking to all-day parking, please be aware of these restrictions when making use of these parks. For long-term parking, there is a car park on Hallfield Lane behind the Horsefair Centre. On-street parking is also available through the town, please be aware of any restrictions and costs associated with this when you park there.
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As you cross into Wetherby, you’ll go across Wetherby Bridge. It was originally built in 1233 and can still be seen today. It was widened in 1773 and 1826, but you can still see the original underneath. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, the Wetherby Racecourse is a 5-minute away, and you can bring kids aged 17 and under for free.
For self-guided exploration, you can pick up one of three guides for walking trails around the town. The Historical Town Trail will take you around the centre of town and direct you to several places of historical interest. The Blue Plaque Trail takes you around 18 interesting features of Wetherby, and can be combined with the Historical Town Trail. The Floral Town Trail guide is available during summer, and will showcase the work of the Wetherby in Bloom Group.
The beautiful Harewood House is only 15 minutes’ drive from Wetherby. There, you can explore the historic building and grounds used to film the TV series Victoria and the 2019 Downton Abbey movie. This 18th-century house sits on 100 acres of gardens, and offers a rare bird garden, farm experience, and contemporary art.
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By Bus: The Wetherby bus stop is located near the Wetherby Bridge, and services the following lines: 7, 8, 77, 174, 174A, 412, 923 Wharfedale Links, X70, X98, and X99.
By Car: Wetherby is located in West Yorkshire, just off the A1(M).
By Plane: The Leeds Bradford Airport is a half-hour drive from Wetherby.
Disabled Parking in Wetherby
There are several disabled car parks available in central Wetherby. There are 5 spaces in the Wilderness Car Park, 3 along Market Place, and 1 outside the Town Hall.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Wetherby, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There is an electric charging station located at the Cluster of Nuts Car Park.
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How far away is Wetherby from Leeds?
Wetherby is about 25 minutes’ drive north of Leeds, and the same distance west from York.
What are the best things to do in Wetherby?
There are several walking trails around areas of historical significance, such as the Wetherby Bridge and the war memorial. In the summer, one of these trails will show you where to see the best flowers in the city. You can also take a quick drive out to the racecourse to watch the races. The dress code is relatively relaxed, so smart-casual is all you need. On Sunday afternoons in the summer, the Wetherby Silver Band and other bands will perform in the bandstand below the bridge.
What is Harewood House?
Harewood House is a famous 18th century home used to film the TV series Victoria, as well as the 2019 Downton Abbey film. It has over 100 acres of gardens to explore, as well as the extensive home itself and art collections. It is located just 15 minutes’ drive from Wetherby.
When are the Wetherby markets?
Each Thursday, there is a market at the Town Hall. There, you’ll find fresh produce, plants, clothing, books, jewellery, stationery, and regular household goods. The farmer’s market takes place on the second Sunday of each month from 9am to 1pm, and you’ll find all kinds of fresh produce, preserves and jams, plants, chocolates and sweets, and even gluten-free products.
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Latest Wetherby parking reviews
As others (and the owner has said!) the sat nav does take you to the wrong side of the road, so I have no excuse for blindly following the sat nav! The owner was really helpful once I called her, to confirm I was at the correct place once I did find it. Really convenient and safe place just off the A1, ideal.David
Difficult in finding the location, but the owner was available when I rang for help and gave me directions. Nice secluded location and no issues parking or picking up - will definitely use againDavid
Great spot to park, the owner is lovely and helpful, lane can be easily missed, but it's right near the timber yard, but on the opposite side of the road.would definitely use again.Kirstie
The space was empty if a bit untidy and overgrown. Communications with the owner were prompt and clear. Previous reviews had suggested it was tricky to find so this did not worry me. The addition of some label or distinguishing feature at the top of the driveway would be helpful. This was my first time using your parking space I will use it again.Fiona
This space feels secure once you’ve found it. Ideally the location needs a sign on the gate or in the drive way so that you know you’re in the right place so if the owner isn’t in it doesn’t matter. Other than that all is good.Jo
Difficult to find, directions could be better. But once I called the owner she was friendly and helped identify where it was. Pro is that it is difficult to find, so seems secure.Iain
Location is safe and secure, Ideal parking for local or national routes.Graham
Everything about parking here is easy, which is great as don’t have to worry about finding location, leaving car keys etc.Deborah
Great spot, safe and secure. Easy to find and Sarah was very helpful when I needed to amend my times. Would highly recommend.Sarah