Wetherby & Tadcaster

Charming towns on the River Wharfe

A short distance North of Leeds Wetherby is a charming market town that is rich in history and offers visitors a unique experience.

The town’s most iconic landmark is the 14th-century Wetherby Bridge, which spans the River Wharfe and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The bridge is a popular spot for visitors to take a leisurely stroll or to watch the boats pass by on the river.

Wetherby is also home to a number of historic buildings, including the 18th-century Town Hall and the Grade II listed Shambles Market. The market is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the town’s traditional market atmosphere and sample some of the best local produce.

At the heart of Tadcaster lies the magnificent 18th-century bridge over the River Wharfe, which has been a central feature of the town for centuries. Take a stroll across the bridge and enjoy the stunning views of the river and the surrounding countryside.

Tadcaster is also home to several historic landmarks, such as the St. Mary’s Church, which dates back to the 15th century. The church boasts an impressive collection of stained glass windows and ornate carvings that are a testament to the skilled craftsmen of the time. Nearby, you’ll find the remains of Tadcaster Castle, which was built in the 12th century and played a significant role in the history of the town.

For those interested in the local brewing culture, Tadcaster is the perfect destination. The town is home to two of the country’s most famous breweries, Samuel Smith’s and John Smith’s. Take a tour Samuel Smith’s brewery and learn about the brewing process, while sampling some of the finest beers in the region.

Wetherby and Tadcaster offer a unique blend of history, and natural beauty. Whether you’re a history buff, beer enthusiast, or simply looking for a relaxing day out, Wetherby and Tadcaster are a must visit.