Collingham – a growing tourist destination
Collingham is a beautiful village in the English county of West Yorkshire.
Previously little-known, Collingham is becoming more and more popular as a holiday destination, due to it’s varied entertainment and accommodation opportunities and proximity to other popular tourist attractions nearby.
Holiday Square, features some of the top reasons for visiting Collingham to help tourists discover its many charms.
Dining in Collingham
Eating, drinking and staying in Collingham
There are plenty of nice food shops and restaurants in Collingham, offering a welcoming atmosphere and excellent food . for example, La Locanda Piccolino serves a wide selection of Italian cheeses, meat and sea food, which can be enjoyed in its attractive location with pretty views. Similarly, local hotels such as The Bridge Hotel and Days Inn Hotel offer an extensive menu and relaxing, comfortable rooms for overnight accommodation. However, another reasonably priced option is to stay in a nearby serviced apartment.
The picturesque river Wharfe runs through the village, offering breath-taking views, both up close and in the distance. Watch out for tricky undercurrents, though.
Stopping for food at the Half Moon Inn
Half Moon Inn
This relaxing pub is perfect for people who are ‘just travelling through’ and are looking for a bite to eat on the way. It’s small, but has a great choice of food and drink, catering for all ages with its friendly welcome and delicious desserts and coffees.
St Oswald’s church
St Oswald’s church
Collingham’s main parish church is St Oswald, which is architecturally impressive and beautifully located in a rural setting. Aside from its religious purpose, the church is a peaceful place to take time out of a busy day and a stunning subject to photograph (although sensitivity should be shown at all times, in order not to disturb church services, or people who are at prayer).
Many health and physical benefits are associated with playing sports, everyone knows that. Collingham’s sports clubs welcome tourists wanting to keep fit and enjoy a game of squash, soccer, tennis or hockey. Cricket can also be played at Linton Cricket Club and CALSA.