Savile Town Wharf Marina

Mill Street East, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 9BD

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  • Waterside stays

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SAVILE TOWN WHARF MARINA IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH THEIR LANDLINE. PLEASE EMAIL FOR ANY QUERIES OR BOOKINGS.

This CL is situated on the Calder and Hebble Navigation, in a picturesque canal wharf known as “Savile Town Wharf” and is within a 10 minute walk from the Market Town of Dewsbury. Savile Town Wharf is steeped in history and tradition; it was built in the nineteenth century, boasting beautiful stone built stable buildings which housed the working horses that pulled the barges along the Calder and Hebble Navigation. The Wharf has undergone extensive sympathetic regeneration with due regards for the heritage of its past in recent years.

Accessed easily, Savile Town Wharf is five minutes drive from junction number 40 on the M1 or ten minutes drive from junction number 25 on the M62. The Wharf is 15 minutes walk from Dewsbury Train Station and 10 minutes walk from Dewsbury Bus Station.

The CL is located on a lawned field with access to water and space for awnings etc available. Chemical toilet disposal, laundry facilities and shared showers and disabled toilets are all available on site.

Children and pets are all welcome. We have 2 outdoor children's play areas and plenty of additional space for picnics or outdoor activity.

On site we have the award winning “Leggers Inn” (winning numerous awards from CAMRA including “Pub of the Year”) which is available for pub grub and traditional “Real Ales” from 11am to 11pm 7 days a week together with the “Old Stables Coffee Shop” serving tradition breakfasts, sandwiches, cakes & coffee etc.

The site is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area, these include beautiful towpath walks with stunning scenery or cycle rides along the newly created Calder Valley Greenway.

Dewsbury Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in the UK and was voted “Best Market in the Country” and makes a superb destination for a day out. Coach parties from across The North of England make their way to this market every week. The main market is outdoor but has an indoor area which is housed in a fabulous Victorian Market Hall. The main market days are Wednesday & Saturdays. Friday hosts a second-hand market and there is a “Car Bootless” Sale on Sundays.

There are many superb visitor attractions within half an hours drive of Savile Town Wharf which include Kirklees Light Railway, The Royal Armouries, Eureka Children’s Museum the Yorkshire Mining Museum, Cannon Hall Museum and children farm, and the hugely impressive Dewsbury Minster which can be traced back to AD627 when St Paulinus is said to have visited.

This combination makes Savile Town Wharf the perfect destination for caravan & motorhome owners, boaters, walkers and cyclist alike.

Advance booking is preferred. The CCEP is located in the on site pub and is shared with canal boat visitors.

Laundry on site (a shared facility).

There is free WiFi in the adjacent pub.

There is use of a shower and toilet from 0630 - 2359 but this is a shared facility.

 

 

 

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  • Restaurant
  • Shower (shared use)
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Lat 53.684006 / Lon -1.624865
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oasis in heart of town

As previously said the industrial approach is a little off putting but once there you soon become absorbed in the marina life.We have just spent 4 nights their. A little noise from the on sight pub but the convenience of having it their overrides it. The beers are outstanding. Great off road walking from site into Dewsbury and neighbouring towns which was great news for our spaniel
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Pub & canal site

Spent 6 very enjoyable nights at this site recently. The owner at Saville Town Marina was very keen to send us photos of the site before we set off. He was also keen to assure us that although the site is accessed via an industrial street it is an attractive site. We assured him we'd seen the photos and read the reviews and knew what to expect. The photos tell the truth; this is an attractive site. A small marina with well maintained narrowboats moored up. A very pleasant pub serving well-kept beers. We visited 5 out of the 6 nights we were there and every night the beer was exceptional. Yes, the industrial street is a bit grubby but once on site you forget they are there. The old Victorian factory buildings wouldn't look out of place in the Stroud Valleys and that's what you see from your 'van. The more modern built units are out of sight. From here we visited Wakefield (Hepworth Gallery), Leeds, Saltaire. NT Nostell Priory, Dewsbury itself. Could have done more walking locally but simply ran out of time. It's amazing how stunning some of the local towns are. You can appreciate their wealth back in the day. Lovely old Victorian buildings waiting to be cleaned up. And Dewsbury is starting to do that now with Heritage Funding. Appreciated the blunt advice in the loo "Washed your hands ? Cleaned the sink ?" Hope you enjoy as much as we did.
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A different CL with lots going for it

We arrived at the weekend, no one there to book in with but a man on a boat moored in the marina gave us some info. We were surprised that the marina is in the middle of a very scruffy industrial estate, rubbish laying in the street. The marina is alongside a pub that was a bit noisey on Saturday night with a live band ( our sleep wasn't helped by the people who had been on the site who packed up at about 0500 and were shouting to each other as they packed up). The rest of the time the pub was busy (it was the beautiful few days in February) during the day but settled down at night. The pub serves some great beers, real cask ales, food wasn't up to much (finished at 1800). The pub is very dog friendly. The walks we took along the canal wasn't particularly beautiful with a cement works but really easy with our dogs and we could have walked miles. There are toilets there but it's a bit basic (but what do you expect from a CL). The manager was really casual, we went to find him on Monday morning to pay and check out, really friendly and relaxed. The location is really handy for visiting so many locations including Leeds. We found a great place to eat in the town (Dewsbury Delights) a fish and chip as well as curry shop, the largest Naans I've ever seen, tasty and good value. I'm not sure we would re visit the site but it's very useful and worth a look at for anyone.

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lovely staff lovely site dogs are very welcome miles of walking peacefull and clean ignore the fact its near industry is not seen on site

lovely friendly site clean loads of hot water in shower, toilets and facilities are clean , site staff friendly and welcoming , my dogs love it , walk for miles into town or along tow path , ignore the industry its quiet i will go again thanks to everyone at c v marine

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An Oasis within easy reach of Leeds

Savile Town Wharf Marina is a jewel in West Yorkshire. We were a little dubious as we approached the site as it’s surrounded by mainly bed factories and UPS and bus depots, but as we turned into the site evertthing changed. The site is within the Dewsbury arm of the Calder and Hepple canal and is all on flat grass. The owners worked hard to fit us in an short notice for a 2 night stay visiting family in Leeds. On site is a great pub, the Leggers, which sells a wide range of cheep beers. Although the pub itself is upstairs, the toilets, showers and lots of benches are on the ground floor. There’s also another toilet block at the other end of the car park which were very clean. There is a 24 hour ASDA around 10 minutes walk away which is great for stocking up on provisions. A further 10 minutes uphill is Dewsbury Train Station from which it’s easy to get into Leeds in 10-15 minutes with return trains running up till 23:30 and are around £6 return. Good value for money, we’ll be back soon and recommend to all
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