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Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
A huge Town Hall lies in the spacious town centre and nearby one of the largest markets (400 stalls both indoor and outdoor) in Yorkshire. The town further displays its wealth, founded on the textile industry, in the fine Victorian arcades and mills (now converted into flats). Not to be missed is Dewsbury Minster that was established in the 7th century after the first Bishop of York, Paulinus, baptised locals in the river Calder.

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Population
55,000
Must See
Dewsbury Minster, Market, Mills
Attractions
Dewsbury Museum
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Dewsbury Museum
Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury WF13 2SG

Located in Crow Nest Park about a mile from the town centre. Located in the former hall it has exhibitions on local history, toys and education.

Admission: Free
Open: Daily 11:30am-5:00pm (weekends 12noon-5:00pm).
Tel: 01924 325100

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Dewsbury Minster
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Dewsbury Minster
Rishworth Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DD

With origins going back to the 7th century the church is steeped in history. Attached is a Heritage Centre that displays the development of the church - even fragments of the preaching cross from around AD850. It also has a Bronte connection: Patrick was Curate here from 1810-11.

Admission: Free (please leave donation for upkeep)
Open: Mon-Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
Tel: 01924 457057 (office)

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Market(indoor and outdoor)
Wednesday, Saturday (second hand Friday)
Shops
Mostly local with some High Street
Live!
Sport
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Tourist Info Centre
Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, Dewsbury WF12 8EQ
Direct Access
Rail Station, Bus station. Central car parking.
1hr Town Walk
Overview
A circular walk around the town centre including the Minster, market, arcades and mills.
Video Features
See exclusive content of Ringing the Devil's Knell at Dewsbury Minster.

Slide Show

Diary

February
Spirit
Spirit

A nightime street theatre show usually held on the last Friday in February at 7:00pm in the town centre.

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