Bingley is a small town in the Aire Valley, just north of Bradford in West Yorkshire’s Bronte Country. The Leeds – Liverpool canal passes through Bingley, where boats must negotiate the famous Five Rise Locks. The River Aire also passes through the town, and is traversed by the historic Ireland Bridge (which is also known as “Bat Bridge”).
Nearby attractions and places to visit include Myrtle Park, the St Ives’ estate, Beckfoot, the World Heritage site of Saltaire (built by the Victorian philanthropist Sir Titus Salt), and the villages of Haworth and Thornton (famous as the home and birthplace of the Brontes respectively). Meanwhile, across Rombalds Moor to the east lies the spa town of Ilkley, with the beautiful Yorkshire Dales to the north.