WAW Towns (A-B)
Accredited since: 2015
There is an biennial Bingley Canal Festival, being the home of the famous 5 rise locks, and Bingley Walkers are Welcome organise an annual walking festival. Prince of Wales Park and the St Ives Estate are other well know local beauty spots providing plenty of walking opportunities. The town has two secondary schools including Bingley Grammar, founded in the 16th Century, where the renowned astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle was educated. Being only 20 minutes by train from the centre of Leeds, many people who work in the city have made Bingley their home.