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A guide to living in Horbury.

May 23, 2017

The little town of Horbury, north of the river Calder and 3 miles south west of Wakefield, really is a hidden gem. With a population of just over 10,000 it has a small rural community feel, yet is conveniently located close to the MI, and easily commutable to several larger cities including Leeds (9 miles) Bradford (12 miles) and Sheffield (20 miles).

Guide to living in Horbury

The average house price in Horbury is just under £178,000, offering affordable property in a highly desirable and convenient location. There’s lots to do around the area for culture vultures, families, foodies and those who love the great outdoors. The nearby Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a must see for anyone wanting to combine a brisk walk with some awesome artwork, and the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield is also a must-see for art lovers, while Pugney’s Country Park offers plenty of opportunities to get back to nature. For families with children, the National Coal Mining Museum is a fun and educational day out, while Crafty Owls pottery studio provides fun for all the family whatever the weather. Youngsters will love spotting the charming wooden carvings of their favourite characters along the Room on the Broom trail at Anglers Country Park in Wakefield.

Horbury is also steeped in history. It pre-dates the Domesday Book of 1086. And the oldest surviving house in the village, Horbury Hall, was built in 1474 by Ralph Amayas, deputy steward of the Manor of Wakefield.

Although small, the village of Horbury offers p plenty of choice for dining out, including Bistro 42, a chic restaurant and cocktail bar, Rich and Fancy, a British café with fantastic cakes, and Bar Biccari, with its own Prosecco bar, offering a little taste of Italy in the heart of Yorkshire.

Parents may be pleased to know that the local high school, Horbury Academy, was recently rated as a ‘good’ school by Ofsted in its 2016 report, while Horbury Primary Academy was also given a ‘good’ Ofsted rating in recent years.

If you would like to find out more about living in Horbury, why not come and talk to us?