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Batley
West Yorkshire
Batley lies along the Spen Valley and is made up of a number of areas including Soothill, Batley Carr, Hanging Heaton and Upper Batley hence many of its attractions are to be found slightly away from the actual town centre. It became known as a 'shoddy' town as textile waste came here to be recycled. Today you'll find the mills "recycled" into upmarket shopping complexes. At the centre of the town is a lovingly restored town square around which is the town hall, library and a Methodist chapel.

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Population
50,000
Must See
Bagshaw Museum, Library, Church
Attractions
Bagshaw Museum
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Bagshaw Museum
Wilton Park, Batley WF17 0AS

Former mill owner's house set in 36 acre park. Local history of Batley area, Egyptian gallery and arts from the Far East.

Admission: Free
Open: Daily 11:00am-5:00pm (Sat and Sun from 12noon).
Tel: 01924 326155

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Batley Library & Art Gallery
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Batley Library & Art Gallery
Market Place, Batley WF17 5DA

Art Gallery is one room to the first floor. Exhibitions of local art (the town has a fine Art School close-by).

Admission: Free
Open: Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:00pm (Weds to 7:00pm / Sat to 4:00pm)
Tel: 01924 373923

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Batley Parish Church
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Batley Parish Church
Batley WF17

Although a church is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) the church building dates from 1453. It was "restored" in 1873.

Admission: Free (please leave donation)
Open: Before or after Service Wednesday at 9:45am or Sunday 11:00am. Occasional Open Days.
Tel: 01924 372748 (Vicar)

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Market
Friday
Shops
Many unique high quality retailers in the mill complexes
Live!
Batley Frontier Variety Club
Tourist Info Centre
Library, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA
Direct Access
Rail Station, Bus station. Central car parking.
1hr Town Walk
Overview
A circular walk around the town centre including the town square, church, mills and the railway station.
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