Four miles south west of Wetherby, at the heart of the so-called golden triangle of Wetherby, Harrogate and Leeds is the idyllic location of the Lower Wharfedale village of East Keswick.

This ancient Domesday Book village lies on a quiet country lane which meanders between Collingham and Shadwell. The community comprises some 1146 people, two pubs, two churches, a twice a week post office, village hall, hairdressers, beauty salon and butchers.

The village is a conservation area surrounded by rich farmland and numerous attractive walks. Its history has been chronicled in a highly acclaimed Millennium Book and probably uniquely, it enjoys its own Wildlife Trust which manages large tracts of local land.

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In September 2001, it was awarded Best Village in North of England regional finals of the nationwide competition sponsored by Calor and the Daily Telegraph. Five years later, in the 'best of the best' competition, the village was the Northern Regional Winner.

On July 11th 2002, HM The Queen was driven through the village on her route from Harewood to Leeds and on St Valentine's Day 2003, HRH The Prince of Wales spent more than two hours visiting the village and meeting some of its residents. His Deputy Private Secretary wrote later 'The Prince of Wales has asked me to express to you just how much he enjoyed his visit to East Keswick. It is a remarkable village in every way and it gave him the greatest possible pleasure to visit it and to meet so many residents. The community spirit and sense of identity and belonging impressed him beyond measure'.

What’s On

Bardsey Beer Festival @ Bardsey Village Hall
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A short stroll from East Keswick enables you to reach Bardsey’s beer festival each Spring which complements East Keswick’s each Autumn.

Usual format, admission includes glass and programme and first drink then lots of beers to sample and pub food. In addition, live music, children’s entertainment, soft drinks, wine and lager too

Bardsey Bowling Club Open Day @ Woodacre Lane, Bardsey
Mar 23 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Bardsey Bowling Club invites you to come along and try your hand at Bowls. All ages welcome from 7+!

Coaching available too. See or phone Andyon 572098

Village Hall AGM @ Village Hall
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Village Hall is run by a separate charitable trust. Today is its Annual General Meeting and your chance to hear from, and question, trustees.

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