The Swan and Talbot


Wetherby is a picturesque, historic market town on the banks of the River Wharfe. Archaeological evidence shows habitation in the area during the bronze age and there have been numerous Roman finds across the area. There is mention in the Domesday Book of “Wedrebi”. The impressive stone bridge dominates the landscape of the town. It is a listed structure, and originally built in 1235, it is Wetherby’s only ancient monument. The area alongside the river is attractively landscaped and features include a weir, a restored mill wheel, bandstand and picnic area.

Market Day
In 1240, The town was granted a Royal Charter for its weekly market. Still held on Thursdays in the Market Place. You can find a wide variety of goods from fresh meat; eggs; breads & cakes; vegetables; plants & flowers to clothing & shoes. There are stalls selling dried fruit & health products and biscuits & sweets. books & magazines; hats; scarves & costume jewellery; second-hand precious jewellery; stationery and picture frames.

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Historic Sites

Wetherby’s origins are as a staging post for travellers through the centuries between Edinburgh and London have left an abundance of historic sites and buildings to explore.

Explore the local area

The areas of the Golden Triangle are all part of the Leeds City Region. Lying in the centre of this area is Wetherby on the fringes of West Yorkshire.

Wetherby Racecourse

Experience the excitement and endurance of the Steeplechase or be amazed at the grace and speed of the Sprint, whichever race day you attend you are guaranteed a fantastic day out!