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Bramhope – A Brief History

8th March 2016

Bramhope is an attractive rural village located only 9 miles north of Leeds City Centre and surround by wonderful countryside and woodland with only a small population of just over 4,000 people.

The place name Bramhope appears first in the Domesday Book as “Bra(m)hop”, with medieval spellings later including ‘Bramhop(a)’ and ‘Bramhop(p)e’. The name appears to derive from an Old English ‘broom’+ hop, here referring to a small valley of Wharfedale.

Walkers and ramblers are attracted to this leafy village due to the close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales National Park with a network of pathways leading around the ancient stone walls and countryside. A magnificent 17th Century pub called the Fox and Hounds is often a good starting and end point for many walkers in the village offering local cask ales, fine wine and home cooked food.

Golden Acre Park is also located in Bramhope and is renowned for its beautiful gardens, lakeside walks and tea rooms. The park is located on both the Meanwood Valley Trail and Leeds Country Way.


Air: Leeds & Bradford Airport is located 2 miles away from Bramhope

Rail: Horsforth train station offers regular services through to Leeds City Centre, York and Harrogate.

Bus: Regular buses are available to Leeds City Centre and surrounding villages.


Bramhope Primary School has been given an Ofsted Outstanding.

Ralph Thoresby Secondary School located in Adel has been given a Good Ofsted report.

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