Keighley is situated in the Airevalley in West Yorkshire about 12miles from Bradford and approximately 13miles from Halifax is a medium sized town with a population of about 70,000. The name Keighley is pronounced Keithley or Keely as some locals say is the correct name.

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The town has a long history dating back to the 9th century it was mentioned in the Doomsday book as Chicehlai - the field belonging to Chyya. In the 18th and 19th century the town prospered with the woolen and cotton industry although today this has virtually gone, it now has a wide range of industries. Some of which are in the old Woolen/textile mills which have been divided into units.

Keighley has an excellent shopping centre The Airedale Centre pictured top left there is also Keighley Market as well as Cavendish Court and Cavendish Street there are a wide range of shops scattered around the town centre on the outskirts of the town are two retail parks containing shops like Netto, Mfi, Comet and Curry's.

Half day closing in Keighley is Tuesday. Keighley is easily accessible by train or bus from Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Skipton.

The new bus station is next to the Airedale Centre. Keighley and District Travel have just invested £1.5 million in a fleet of new look buses The Zone pictured left.

For Sport Keighley is best known for its rugby league team The Keighley Cougars they play at Cougar Park at the Bradford side of town. The town has a wide range of sporting facilities for football, cricket and most other popular sports. With many amateur leagues in the area.

Keighley also has a lot to offer tourists probably the most well known is The Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway (website) made famous by the film "The Railway Children" made in the 70s. It has featured in many adverts and films.

Keighley has many places to visit and well worth a day out see our other pages under Tourism for more details.

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