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Five Rise Locks Hotel & Restaurant
Five Rise Locks Hotel & Restaurant


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Postcode: BD16 | code search
Population: 16000
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"Good Points: Wonderful old historic building, convenient to our relatives residence, close to the main road, good facilities. Bad Points: The rooms were a little disaponting but the main problem ..." More

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For most British people Bingley is known for the Bradford and Bingley Building Society, now one of the ten largest banks in the country, formed in 1964 when two regional societies merged. The headquarters building is still economically important to the town today, but there is much more to Bingley than that. The settlement is believed to have originated in Saxon times, around a ford in the river Aire. Over the years the ford was replaced by bridges, making the crossing point a focus of commercial activity – the Old White Horse coaching inn still standing in the town is a reminder of this. During the Middle Ages Bingley was the most important town in the area, surpassing Halifax and Bradford. In 1212 King John granted the town a market charter, further cementing its significance in the environs. Transport links became still more important for the town with the building of the Leeds-Liverpool canal in 1774, striking through the town and then climbing the Aire Valley via the Bingley Five Rise Locks and the Bingley Three Rise Locks. The railway came to the town in the middle of the 19th century, and having survived the Beeching axe serves the place to this day. In the Industrial Age Bingley was a textile town, with woollen mills bringing jobs and incomers – from Ireland in earlier days and the Indian sub-continent in later times. These days the building society is the major employer, though Damart retains a mill there. And Bingley also serves as a dormitory town for the booming city of Leeds, several old mills having been converted into flats for this market. The town has a population of around 16,000, and the rural district around it about the same. The canal is a big draw for tourists, especially of course the engineering marvels of the rising locks. Titus Salt’s model industrial village of Saltaire is close by, now listed as a world heritage site. And the town is a good base for exploring Bronte country, both Haworth where they lived and Thornton where they were born being in the district. Across the moors lies the pretty town of Ilkley that certainly merits a visit if in the area, and further afield the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.


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Five Rise Locks Hotel & Restaurant (0.47 miles)

Five Rise Locks Hotel & Restaurant

The hotel is tucked away in a quiet residential area - yet only a minute or so from the main road, and close to airport, railway, motorways and the major cities of Leeds and Bradford. ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Bradford North (1.45 miles)

Premier Inn Bradford North
A convenient location just 11 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport and 2 miles from Keighley train station. For shops and local amenities Bradford city centre is only 9 miles away. Our Bradford North (Bingley) Premier Inn ... More | visit website
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Vivo Hotel Apartments (2.62 miles)

Vivo Hotel Apartments
VIVO Hotel Apartments host an eclectic range of 1, 2 and 2 bed duplex apartments, fully fitted to a high specification to cater for the Corporate & Leisure markets with an abundance of complimentary onsite ... More | visit website
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Ibis Bradford Shipley (2.63 miles)

Ibis Bradford Shipley

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On the banks of the Liverpool and Leeds canal, just 500 metres from Shipley Railway Station, the hotel offers free parking and comfortable accommodation at great-value rates. The Ibis Bradford Shipley has ... More

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Homeleigh Hotel (2.63 miles)

Homeleigh Hotel

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The Homeleigh Hotel is perfectly placed for historic Saltaire, Bronteland and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Homeleigh Hotel offers year-round comfort and hospitality. With the businessman and tourist in mind, we have warm, ... More

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Faweather Grange Lodges (2.77 miles)

Faweather Grange Lodges

Faweather Grange Lodges are part of our Autograph Lodge Holiday collection and located amidst the stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings of Ilkley Moor. Nestled in a 70 acre private estate, this small collection of just ... More | visit website

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Innkeepers Lodge (2.84 miles)

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visitors to Innkeepers Lodge Keighley can enjoy a trip to the bronte parsonage-museum dedicated to the legendary bronte sisters or to keep the children amused why not take a trip ... More

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The Manor Guest House (2.98 miles)

The Manor Guest House

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Lovingly restored 18th century manor house still retaining many original features. Ideally situated for exploring the rugged Pennine Moorland of Bronte Country, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With a Visit ... More

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The Manor Cullingworth (2.98 miles)

The Manor Cullingworth
If you are looking for a warm and comfortable environment in which to relax and enjoy your stay whilst visiting Yorkshire then The Manor will be perfect for you! We are Five Star Rated from ... More | visit website
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Lister Mansion Hotel (3.93 miles)

Lister Mansion Hotel

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The Lister Mansion Hotel has just undergone a 350k refurbishment. We are the only Boutique Hotel in Bradford boasting 14 individually designed bedrooms with 32 ... More

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