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Tel code: 0113 | code search
Postcode: LS25 | code search
Population: 15000
Grid Reference: SE403330
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Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth
"Good Points: ease of access to where we were meeting friends Bad Points: insuficient refreshments in room General review: Overall things were comfortable, as non tea and coffee drinkers other beverages in ..." More

Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth
"Everything about this hotel is excellent. Friendliness of hotel staff, quality of food and cleaniness and ambience of rooms.

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Garforth is a sizeable town – its population nearing 24,000 at the 2001 census – roughly in the centre of a triangle formed by Leeds to the west, Tadcaster the north east, and Castleford the south east. It is now part of the metropolitan district of the booming city of Leeds. Though coal-mining was for centuries the major local industry, those days have gone, and residents of the town are now likely to work in the service industries centred on Leeds or in manufacturing in Garforth itself. Coal was certainly mined in the district in medieval times, with the Gascoigne family the great local magnates who controlled the industry. It is possible that the rich coal resources were exploited as far back as the Roman era. There has been a church in Garforth since the Norman era, the current incarnation of St Mary’s being the third known building on the site. This mid-19th century Gothic structure has an air of a Victorian widow in mourning, its style somehow also recalling the town’s industrial heyday. Sitting within easy reach of two junctions of the extended M1, and with the A1 also just a mile or so to the east of the town, Garforth has benefited recently from a very convenient place in the road network. It also retains two mainline railway stations linking it to Leeds, York and Hull. Even before the days of steam power Garforth had a rail connection, to the village of Aberford, from where it was intended the coal mined in Garforth could be transported to distant markets on the Great North Road. Sadly this historic line closed in the twenties.

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Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth (1.39 miles)

Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth

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If you are searching for excellent value Leeds hotels look no further than the fully air conditioned Holiday Inn Leeds-Garforth hotel – an established favourite among Leeds hotels. Located on ... More | visit website

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Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa (1.94 miles)

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa
With easy access to the M62/M1, this stylish 4-star hotel is just 6 miles from Leeds centre. Thorpe Park Hotel features a modern spa and leisure centre, boutique-style bedrooms and a creative restaurant. All rooms have ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Leeds Colton (2.20 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Leeds East (2.79 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the M1/A1 at junction 46 and the M62. Conveniently situated for Crossgates train station with direct access to Leeds and York. Leeds city centre is only 4.5 miles away ... More | visit website
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Milford Hotel (3.20 miles)

Milford Hotel

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Conveniently located between York and Leeds, our modern hotel is ideally located for business guests and visitors wishing to explore Yorkshire. With free Wi-Fi, free car parking for all guests, and the ... More

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Shoreline Cottages (3.62 miles)

Shoreline Cottages
Shoreline Cottages won a Silver Award in the 'Self-Catering Holiday of the Year' category of the National Excellence in England Tourism awards 2004 for its quality character cottages in and around Whitby. They all have ... More | visit website
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Midland Hotel (4.10 miles)

Midland Hotel

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The Midland Hotel is a Family owned and operated busy local Inn popular with local trade. The Hotel has Five Bedrooms in the STABLE annex which is a stone built ... More

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Quality Hotel Leeds - Selby (4.36 miles)

Quality Hotel Leeds - Selby

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Just off the A1 road between Leeds, York and Selby, this modern hotel includes a heated indoor pool, restaurant, bar, coffee lounge and free parking. Quality Hotel Leeds is a great base ... More

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Hazlewood Castle Hotel (4.64 miles)

Hazlewood Castle Hotel
Acquired in October 1996, the Castle has been sympathetically restored to offer the traditional comforts of an elegant private house whilst retaining an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

Beautifully redecorated to the very highest standards, the ... More | visit website

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Innkeepers Lodge (4.72 miles)

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