10 reasons you should visit Pudsey this summer

Famous for its bear connections, Pudsey is home to fantastic shops, cafes, restaurants, markets and much more besides. Look further, and you'll find a town that's just begging to be explored with historic villages within, easy access to green space and woodland and plenty of events throughout the year - Pudsey offers so much for those looking to visit.

1

Pudsey Park

The jewel in Pudsey's crown, Pudsey Park is renowned the city over for its fantastic facilities. With a tremendous skate park, huge children's playground and acres of green space it's well worth a visit on its own.

2

Cafe's and Coffee Shops

If you're looking for a nice day out then look no further than Pudsey. With some of the best cafe's and coffee shops in Leeds such as Olde Booths Tea Room and the more recent addition Bean & Gone Espresso Bar, it's the perfect place for a weekend trip or a working lunch.

3

Community Spirit

Pudsey has always been known for its generous community spirit, but in recent times we have seen a huge uptick in community events and activities. Home to groups such as Friends of Pudsey Cemetery and Chapel, Litter Free Pudsey and Pudsey in Bloom there's plenty of worthy causes to support.

4

Local Market

Three times a week Pudsey centre comes alive for its historic market. Found in Pudsey Market Place alongside Pudsey Bus Station it can't be missed, selling everything from clothing through to fresh Fruit & Veg - there's plenty of reasons to come and visit our stallholders.

5

Countryside Feel

Whilst Pudsey can't technically be known as a countryside town, it sure can feel like it if you explore away from the centre. Just on the cusp of Tong Valley, Pudsey is surrounded by miles of woodland which makes the perfect setting for a lovely stroll taking in the streams and rivers and also perfect for a touch of biking.

6

Fulneck Moravian Village

One of our local gems that not many people know about is Fulneck Moravian Village. Nestled on the outskirts of Pudsey, this village is steeped in history and makes for a fantastic day trip. If it's history you're interested in then Fulneck Moravian Museum has you covered. It's also home to some truly fantastic businesses such as Oh Hello Studio and No 54 Tearooms, not to forget Pudsey's very own country pub The Bankhouse - it's not one to miss.

7

Independent Restaurants

Not only home to a number of cafe's and coffee shops, Pudsey is also home to some fantastic restaurants. If Italian is what you're looking for, look no further than Gigi's in the town centre. If you're looking for a modern take on pub classics, then why not check out 7 Steps at the top end of the town street. Further down, we have the fantastic East and the more recent addition of The Funky Indian.

8

Pudsey Lottery

Pudsey was the first town in the city to introduce our very own Lottery. Taking place once a month, residents and visitors can purchase Lottery Tickets from a wide range of businesses in the town offering them the chance to win "Pudsey Pounds" which you can spend with a huge number of businesses in the town. When Pudsey says Shop Local, it means it.

9

Proximity to Leeds

With fantastic transport links, Pudsey is the perfect place to live. In the town centre, the huge Pudsey Bus Station sees numerous buses travel in and out to places such as Leeds, Bradford, Morley and further afield. Pudsey is also home to Pudsey Train Station which provides easy access to Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Halifax and much more besides.

10

Pudsey Pubs

Pudsey has always been known as a destination for a pub crawl, but our pubs aren't just for a cheeky pint. Home to fantastic pubs such as The Royal Hotel, The Commercial Inn, The Golden Lion, The Fleece, The Marsh and much more, we have everything you need for a great night out, a pub quiz, live music and not to forget fantastic beers and ales.

In conclusion, Pudsey is a fantastic town with a tremendous sense of community pride and numerous things to do and explore. Will you be visiting this Summer? 🙂

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