The heart of West Yorkshire
Batley may not be the town on everyone's lips when they think of West Yorkshire, but lying equidistant between Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Huddersfield, there really is no better place to be.
Not that Batley doesn't have an appeal all of its own. The town has a rich history dating back to the Industrial Revolution, when its woolen mills were in full swing, and beyond - its church still has original features dating back to the reign of King Henry VI.
An artist's delight...
Leeds and Bradford are your obvious choices for culture, with Leeds Art Gallery and Bradford's Bingley Gallery both particular highlights.But Nearby Wakefield must not be discounted. The Hepford Wakefield art gallery was crowned Museum of the Year 2017 by the Art Fund, while the Nearby Yorkshire Sculture Park continues to wow thousands of visitors each week.
Tickle those tastebuds
Batley is famous as the home of Fox's Biscuits, so any die-hard snacker will be happy to make the pilgrimage. But there's more to the area for proper foodies. Nearby Bradford is known as the curry capital of the UK, so fans of the hot stuff may wish to gravitate there, while Leeds is host to any number of exciting restaurants from around the world, as well as nouveau cuisine and fusion establishments. Looking for a cheap hotel in Batley? Travelodge Leeds Morley Hotel is your best choice, lying just two miles north of Batley, and on the convergence of the M62 and M621 motorways.