town in West Yorkshire, UK

Wetherby is a town in West Yorkshire, England. It is part of the City of Leeds borough. Wetherby is on the River Wharfe. The town has a market every Thursday. There are 11 pubs in Wetherby and many shops. There are Morrisons and Sainsbury's supermarkets in the town. Wetherby is on the A1 motorway. 22,000 people live in Wetherby. Wetherby has an historic town hall. Wetherby is also close to York and Harrogate.


Wetherby as viewed from Micklethwaite across the River Wharfe.
Population11,155 (2001)
OS grid referenceSE404481
Civil parish
  • Wetherby
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLS22, LS23
Dialling code01937
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
River Wharfe at Wetherby

Work change

Wetherby has many factories in Thorpe Arch and on the Sandbeck Industrial Estate. The British Library are in London and Wetherby. Most people in Wetherby work in Leeds.

Market change

Wetherby Market

Wetherby has a market every Thursday in the Market Place. While the market is on, all cars are stopped from entering the area around the town hall. There is also a farmers market one Sunday in every month. A market and car-boot sale are held at the racecourse every Sunday during the summer months.

Sport change

Wetherby has its own racecourse as well as amateur football, cricket, rugby league, rugby union and bowls teams. There is also a golf course. Besides horse racing, there are no professional sports teams in Wetherby but there are many nearby in Leeds.

Schools and Colleges change

Wetherby High School

Wetherby has several primary schools, a large secondary school and Park Lane College. There are universities nearby in Leeds. Wetherby High School used to be a secondary modern school but is now a comprehensive school.

Twinning change

Wetherby is twinned with Privas in France.