A dormitory village between Leeds and York, Scholes is a sought after location that offers great transport links and modern housing. With a local primary school, country views, a quiet community and award-winning pub, it is a popular area for young families.
THINGS TO DO
Close to Leeds and York, you have two gorgeous cities on your doorstep in Scholes. Outside the cities then Tropical World at Roundhay Park is a family favourite, Bramham Park stately home is a good day out and Garforth Golf Course lets you get in a round of 18. If you enjoy walking, then check out some of the options in the area on the walk4life website, and remember you're not far from the Yorkshire Dales or North York Moors.
EATING & DRINKING
The Buffers is the local pub in the village, and this award-winning venue offers great food and is a family-friendly location. Nearby Barwick-in-Emlet has The Black Swan but for a wider array, you can take a drive down Leeds Road to the busier areas for international cuisine including La Cantina Italian in Manston and Jinnah in Crossgates for Indian food. They are also good for bars, or you can take a taxi to the city.
There is a D J off licence, the popular Anthony's Bread Shop and a tropical fish shop in Scholes but for larger, more popular stores, you need to head to Seacroft and Crossgates. These nearby suburbs are home to shopping centres and supermarkets like Asda, Aldi, Iceland and Marks & Spencer.
Scholes (Emlet) Primary School is right on your doorstep for elementary education and the most popular secondary schools are Boston Spa School and Tadcaster Grammar School which are both less than 10 miles away.
Close to the Leeds Outer Ring Road, the A64 and M1, Scholes has good transport links. The 63 and 64A buses connect the village to the city centre, Crossgates station is the closest railway and Leeds Bradford International Airport is a 20 minute drive.
Colonel Frederick Trench-Gascoigne owned Parlington Hall in Aberford and owned the land in Scholes, which he began to rent out in the 1800s. At the end of this century, Isaac Chippindale began the Scholes Brick and Tile Works, and this was a quarry that sold bricks to the surround area. It lasted until the 1980s, and the quarry is home to two fishing lakes now in this desirable dormitory village.
DID YOU KNOW?
The name skáli is Old Norse for "temporary shed".
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