Situated on the River Aire, the commuter-suburb of Shipley offers regular and reliable rail networks to Bradford city centre as well as other surrounding towns and cities.
With a townscape shaped by the industrial revolution and the booming textile industry, the remaining mills which line the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, have been lovingly converted into residential and retail spaces.
The name ‘Shipley’ derives from the Old English term for ‘sheeps pasture’, but the modern market town as we know it today is far from old fashioned, boasting an attractive bar and restaurant offering, plus the convenience of a large chain supermarket. The open air market is a big draw for locals, as is the landmark indoor market with its well known clock tower which can been seen throughout much of the town.
Large areas of the town were modernised in the 1950s and 1970s turning it into a popular residential area with many local conveniences and attractions for both first time buyers and families alike.