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Quick Facts

» Name originates from a building close to the bridge over the river Calder.
» Links to Leeds, Manchester and Halifax.
» Home of the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band.
» Second largest town in calderdale.
»Population of around 32,198 people.

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Brighouse Statistics


The local education authority is Calderdale.The school closest to the town centre is St Andrew's. The nearest highschool is Brighouse high, next door to St Andrews. More information about Schools is on our Brighouse: Schools Page here


Council Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council English average
Population 193,400 -
Households 83,000 -
Theft of a motor vehicle offences 7.9 4.5
Burglary dwelling offences 12.9 6.4
Police force

West Yorkshire

The switch board number is: 0845 6060606
In an emergancy always dial 999


More information is avaliable on our Transport Page

Train Station
Brighouse has its own train station. It is a small station with links to Huddersfeild, Halifax and Leeds. From there you can access major train stations across the UK. Click here to view more information

Bus Station
The current one has 8 stands. Metro is planning a 2.8million project to make a new bus station. More than a million journeys are made to and from Brighouse bus station each year and Metro has identified that the old shelter waiting environment is in need of an upgrade.

The existing shelters will be demolished and replaced by a modern, six-stand, Drive-In-Reverse-Out (DIRO) facility with an enclosed concourse, electronic information, CCTV monitoring and new, high-quality flooring and seating. A new car park will be provided beside the bus station.

Coach Station
The nearest coach station is 12 miles away in Leeds.

Leeds Bradford Airport is the closest and is just 12miles away. The airlines fly to most European destinations. Manchester is just 30miles away and flys all around the world.

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