The urban residential area of Whinmoor has a range of amenities, schools and property opportunities. Popular with commuters, it is just 15 minutes to Leeds city centre with excellent transport links and the continuous housing developments mean there is a number of modern homes perfect for families.
THINGS TO DO
Whinmoor is near Leeds Golf Club, Roundhay Golf Course and Garforth Golf Course. It is also near Bramham Park and the second largest city park in Europe, Roundhay Park, and both are popular for walks and picnics. Eccup Reservoir with its wildlife and the historic Harewood House are both a short drive away, as are the cities of Leeds and York.
EATING & DRINKING
Around Whinmoor there are a variety of pubs, restaurants and takeaways. The Wellington on Wetherby Road is popular, Barwick-in-Emlet is home to The Black Swan and off the A6120 there are a number of options including Sorrento Italian restaurant, East India restaurant and La Cantina 44. Nearby pubs are the Pendas Arms, The Old Red Lion and Barley Corn Inn.
The A64 around Whinmoor is home to a furniture shop, aquatics centre and garden centre. For a better range of retail options, Seacroft Green Shopping Centre is home to the likes of JD Sports, Brantano, Card Factory and Tesco Express. Cross Gates high street area has a Poundworld, Shoe Zone and Home Bargains.
There are a number of schools in the area:
- Grimes Dyke Primary School
- White Laith Primary School
- Swarcliffe Primary School
- Fieldhead Carr Primary School
- St Theresa's Catholic Primary School
- John Smeaton Academy
- Leeds East Academy
- Corpus Christi Catholic College
Whinmoor is found off the A64 road to York and you can get there in half an hour. Leeds is, of course, closer and six miles to the city centre. Leeds Bradford International Airport is just 12.1 miles away and the nearest train station is in Cross Gates.
The Battle of the Winwaed took place is this area in 655 AD and the Battle of Seacroft Moor in 1643 was fought between here and Bramham Moor. Most of the history we know about the area is that it was agricultural but this part of Leeds changed in the 1950s when neighbouring Seacroft was turned into a "satellite town" for the city. Today, it is mainly a residential area used by commuters.
DID YOU KNOW?
Whinmoor was part of Tadcaster Rural District Council before being bought by Leeds City Council to be used as an extension of the Seacroft housing development.