How to Get Here
If you are seeking assistance with ear wax removal or would like a free, no-obligation hearing test; it couldn't be simpler to get to the Hearing Aid Centre from Swillington.
By Car (approx 11.7 miles/24 minutes):
- Follow Wakefield Road/A642 to Selby Road/A643 in Garforth
- Continue on Selby Road/A63
- Take M1, A63, A61, M62 and Ring Road/A6110 to Royds Lane in Leeds
- At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Royds Lane
- Turn right onto Whitehall Road/A58
- Turn left onto Dixon Lane
By Bus (approx 48 minutes):
- Catch the 167 from Wakefield Road Swillington Lane
- Ride for 23 minutes/28 stops to Hunslet Road Chadwick Street
- Catch the PR2 from Hunslet Road Chadwick Street
- Ride for 3 minutes/2 stops to Boar Lane (stop T8)
- Walk east on Boar Lane towards Briggate/Lower Briggate
- Catch the 255 from Boar Lane (stop T7)
- Ride for 9 minutes/10 stops to Whitehall Road Dixon Lane
- Walk east on Whitehall Road/A58 towards Dixon Lane
- Turn left onto Dixon Lane
Swillington is a suburb in eastern Leeds, West Yorkshire. Swillington is neighboured by Woodlesford, Methley, Great Preston and Garforth. Approximately 5 miles away from Leeds city centre, Swillington enjoys a village-like atmosphere.
Living in Swillington
Swillington has all the local amenities a resident could ask for. Nearby supermarkets include Tesco Express, Sainsbury's, Lidl, Morrisons and Tesco Superstore. In Swillington there is Swillingon Primary School, Brigshaw High School, Garforth Academy, Austhorpe Primary School, Kippax North Primary School, Colton Primary School and Temple Moor High School offering choice to residents with children.
Swillington has excellent proximity to the town centre. Selby Road/B6159 offers a quick route, alternatively; bus routes 167 and 168 arrive in Leeds City Centre and only take approximately 36 minutes.
Swillington postcode: LS26
The History of Swillington
The name Swillington is said to be derived from the Old English term for 'estate, farm'. Historically, the village of Swillington was mostly was mostly known for being a coal-mining village. The Primrose Hill Colliery opened in 1893, at one time it employed more than 1000 people. After its closure in 1970, the workers sought jobs in other pits in surrounding areas.
Swillington Hall was a former stately home, built in 1803, comprising of a large house and belltower with landscaped gardens overlooking the River Aire. Swillington Hall was formerly occupied by the affluent Lowther family whose fortune was built on coal-mining. Swillington Hall was later demolished in 1952. All that remains now is a large 8 bedroom period house with grounds that is privately owned.
Things to do in Swillington
Swillington Organic Farm is a family-run, historic, mixed-livestock farm with cattle, pigs, sheep and a nature trail and outdoor picnic area. Swillington Organic Farm also offers guided tours around the farm for visitors to see and feed the animals, collect eggs and buy produce.
Bridge Farm Guest House is a converted 18th century coaching house. This family-run hotel is situated in the Leeds, Swillington area with easy access to the M621 and A1.
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