The town is eight miles north-west of Leeds, six miles north-east of Bradford and around 3 miles south of Otley.
Yeadon is close to the neighbouring small town of Guiseley, from which it is separated by Nunroyd Park.
Leeds Bradford Airport is at Yeadon Moor, about two miles by road or a 10-minute bus ride from Yeadon town centre.
The airport originally opened as an aerodrome in 1931, but has since seen major expansion in its operations, now offering national, European, holiday destination and International flights from several operators and handling nearly 3.5m passengers a year.
Like many West Yorkshire towns, Yeadon expanded in the Victorian era when textile mills and a dye works were developed there. Further expension has been seen in recent decades with development around the airport.
Yeadon Town Hall is an impressive grade II listed building in the centre of the town providing a large community hall and theatre and events venue. The building was completed in 1880 and became premises of the Aireborough Urban District Council, an expanded council area formed in 1937 to more efficiently run the services of Guiseley, Yeadon, Rawdon and a few other nearby villages and settlements. When, in 1974, Leeds became a large metropolitan district it swallowed up many towns and their town halls. Recently, however, the building has been transferred from the Leeds City Council to a community interest company, which aims to continue its use to the local community and raise funds for a restoration project.
The town has pubs and social clubs.
Yeadon has local traders and a supermarket.
The town has a Post Office.
The town has pharmacies.
Yeadon has bank and building society branches.
The town has cafes and tea-rooms.
Restaurant dining can be found in Yeadon.
Takeaway food outlets in the town include fish and chips, chinese, curries, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches.
Places to stay in Yeadon include hotel accommodation.
Yeadon has a town hall, including a community venue and concert hall.
The town has a library.
Yeadon has schools.
Places of worship: Anglican, Catholic, Methodist.
Bus travelThe town has bus services to neighbouring towns and villages and city centres and to Leeds Bradford Airport.
Air travelLeeds Bradford Airport is nearby. See airports.
Road travelYeadon can be reached via the A658 A65 .
Places to visit
Otley Chevin Country Park
The Otley Chevin Country Park is a forested hillside with rocky outcrops offering magnificent views across Otley and the Wharfe Valley, a network of paths to explore, a variety of wildlife and some interesting tree sculptures. The Chevin is an area with strong evidence of hunting in the stone age with thousands of flint arrowheads and knives having been found there. Cup and ring marked rocks dating from the bronze age are scheduled ancient monuments. Two areas of an iron age settlement were discovered in the 1960s and an archaelogical dig in the 1990s found evidence of a hut circle within a rubble enclosure. Much of the forestry in the area was planted in the 1950s and 1960s and it became a local nature reserve in 1989. There are car parks with access to the country park at East Chevin Road and Yorkgate.
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Kirkstall AbbeyAbbey Road, Kirkstall
The ruins of the Cistercian Kirkstall Abbey, dating from 1152, are in public parkland alongside the River Aire at Kirkstall, 3 miles north-west of Leeds city centre.
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Roundhay Park and Tropical WorldPrince's Avenue, Roundhay
Roundhay Park is a popular large park 3 miles north of Leeds city centre, owned by Leeds City Council, with more than 280 hectares of parkland, woodland, lakes and gardens. It also has cafes and is the location of Tropical World, which holds a large collection of tropical plants, birds and reptiles, a butterfly house, aquariums and other animal enclosures, including the ever-popular meerkats.
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Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyExtending across an area of 232 square miles (600 sq km), the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty starts at the edge of
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