Its funny, I’ve lived back up here in Yorkshire for nearly 7 years now, and have only recently found a little gem of a place to go shopping and things. Dewsbury, and yes, I suspect thats baffled a few locals, and sails straight past those like my dear friend, and commenter, James.
To be fair, within that time, I’ve known one part of Dewsbury really well, the railway station. Most working days, twice a day, I’ve passed through there, for as I say, nearly 7 years. But stop there, look around, nope. Then a couple of weeks ago, when summer finally arrived, I wanted to get out for a while in the sun. So nothing ventured and all that, I set off for Dewsbury by train.
To be honest, I wasnt expecting much, what I’d seen from the train barely looked inspiring. And the first part of the town I saw, fitted in pretty much with that. Then I found the market, the one point in Dewsbury that I’d heard good things about. And yes, what I’d heard was correct. Hadnt planned on buying anything, but with the bargains I found, I did! Also found a nice charity shop too, which was good, so came home with plenty of stuff. Oh, and found a super coffee shop in the arcade too. 🙂 So all in all…
Went back today, much the same results to be honest. Even found a place offering special rates on US Dollars, so drew my daily allowance on my bank card, and bought some. Its only just under a cent and a half on each pound, but hey, not to be said no to, all the same.
So yes, any locals that think Dewsbury is not a good shopping centre, heres a tip, its better than you think, especially the market!
Oh, and theres one other thing for me, coming back to Huddersfield, come back by 262 bus. Yes, it takes longer than the train, and yes, it only really suits me because of the part of town I live in, but… The first part of the route to Mirfield is unexciting, then it turns up through Hopton, and Kirkheaton. And yes, I do mean up through Hopton lol! When you get to the top of that road, the view opens up over the valley, and hey, its quite something, especially on a sunny day like today!
So yes, sorry to other places around here, but now, if I’m looking for a brief shopping trip beyond town, then Dewsbury is likely to be my destination.