New Homes in Dewsbury
Live the Life
Dewsbury is a hilly, historic mill town in West Yorkshire, located alongside the River Calder and not far from Leeds and Bradford. It’s a popular commuter town thanks to good transport links by road and rail, making Dewsbury the ideal place to restore your work-life balance.
Things to see and do
There’s plenty to see and do in Dewsbury, from shopping at Dewsbury Market to attending a concert at Dewsbury Town Hall. At Crow Nest Park you can play golf, take the kids to the playground, or visit Dewsbury Museum which is also within the grounds.
If you enjoy watching local sports teams, you can go and watch Dewsbury R.L.F.C. play at Crown Flatt, or cheer for Dewsbury Celtic or Dewsbury Rangers as they play their home football matches at Crow Nest Park.
Other places worth visiting in and around Dewsbury include Oakwell Hall Country Park, Bagshawe Museum and Wilton Park, along with the National Coal Mining Museum and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, Kirklees Light Railway in Huddersfield, and the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
If you’re relocating to the town with school-age children, ‘outstanding’ schools in and around Dewsbury include Field Lane Junior Infant and Nursery School, Batley Parish Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior Infant and Nursery School, and Heckmondwike Grammar School. There are a number of independent schools in the town, including The Branch Christian School, Madni Muslim Girls’ High School, Zakaria Muslim Girls’ High School and Cambridge Street School.
For higher education there are plenty of choices within commuting distance of the town, including the University of Bradford, the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.
Getting to Dewsbury
Dewsbury is close to both the M1 and the M62, and the town also has its own train station. The journey to Leeds takes around 25 minutes by car via the M1 or just 15 minutes on the Transpennine Express service, while Manchester is just over one hour away by car or 45 minutes away by train.
Travelling by car, Bradford can be reached in around 35 minutes, while Wakefield is just 20 minutes away and Huddersfield can be reached in 30 minutes.
For international travel, Leeds Bradford Airport is a 45-minute drive from Dewsbury. London is a three hour 45-minute drive from the town, but there are a number of rail routes with a journey time between two hours 30 minutes and three hours, changing at either York, Selby or Leeds.