10 Jan Collingham – a handy area guide for the beautiful Village of Collingham
So you’re thinking about moving to Collingham, but some early jitters have crept into the situation. Don’t worry; it’s natural to have worries about settling into an area that you’re unfamiliar with.
So, without further ado, here is our short – but very useful – guide to the beautiful village of Collingham.
You’ll probably know this, but the village is situated 2 miles south of the town of Wetherby and it stands within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. Due to its close proximity to the city centre, Collingham makes the ideal commuter village for individuals and families alike. What’s more, the area has great schools and is certainly not short on things to do. In terms of houses, the area boasts a blend of Georgian, Victorian and 20th Century housing.
As with many villages and small towns across the nation, Collingham once had a reliable rail service connecting it with the surrounding areas. The carriages have since disappeared, but the reliability remains the same – if not, more reliable – with the village being served by a number of buses (X98, X99) which connect the village to the grand city of Leeds 11 miles away.
If you’re not a fan of public transport and prefer your own vehicle, then the A58 and A659 roads both pass through the village for your convenience.
If you’re looking for excellent schools, I’m pleased to say that you won’t need to look far. Collingham and its surrounding areas are awash with a number of excellent schools including: Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings’ C of E Primary School, Bardsey Primary School, Deighton Gates Primary School, Primrose Lane Primary School, Crossley Street Primary School, Wetherby High School and Gateways School.
Eating and Drinking
We all get that sudden urge to go out and treat ourselves now and again. And what better place to do so than your local village! If you’re after a beverage (or three) then look no further than the Half Moon pub on Harewood Road. This traditional village pub stocks traditional ale and also boasts a restaurant area, which serves up those oh-so-hearty pub lunch classics.
If you’re looking for something a bit more al fresco, the village is home to a popular Italian restaurant called Piccolino. Here you can enjoy your food and drinks sat on the outdoor terrace, which overlooks the pleasant countryside. You will find an increased number of eating and drinking establishments in the nearby town of Wetherby.
In terms of amenities, the village holds a post office, a doctors surgery – which provides both NHS and non-NHS services – a barbers shop, an off licence, a pharmacy, a delicatessen and many more village shops.
If you’re more of a fashionista and require more highbrow items, then your best bet is to hop on one of the frequent buses that travel into Leeds, where you will find pretty much everything your heart desires.
The village boasts a number of sports teams. So if you’re a dab hand at football, cricket, tennis, hockey or squash, then the doors to the Collingham and Linton Sports Association (CALSA) are always open.
The natural areas of beauty surrounding the area makes it ideal for walking and taking in the scenery all year round. For the kids, Stockeld Park has a maze, play areas and other seasonal activities that should keep them entertained for a while, at least.
So there we have it. A brief but very handy guide to the quaint village of Collingham. Of course, you will develop a greater understanding of the area if you end up becoming one of its residents in the near future. But for now, this is a good place to start to develop that knowledge.
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