The location of the studio, in the outskirts of Castleford (near Leeds), provides the perfect blend for being able to lock yourself away, without having to completely isolate yourself from the outside world. The centre of Leeds is a short 15 minute drive away, with the local train & bus station withing a short walk of the studio. The studio also sits within minutes of the M62.
There are plenty of takeaways, pubs & restaurants nearby to cater for you after a day in the studio, all staying open til at least midnight. There is also 'Xscape' & 'Diggerland' nearby should you wish to try your hand at skiing or.. digging! The studio is a 10 minute walk away from open country fields the River Aire and the recently built 'Millenium Bridge' that overlooks the old Allison Stone Mill - formerly one of the largest stone mills in Europe.
Xscape Yorkshire, is the ultimate entertainment destination, where you can play eat and shop all under one roof!
When here you will find the country's biggest REAL snow slope, 2 rock climbing walls, an aerial assault course, indoor skateboard park, 4D golf course, Laserzone, bowling, adventure golf course, multiplex cinema, 17 bars and restaurants and 10 urban retail outlets all under one roof!
Plus – with free family entertainment every school holiday, Xscape Yorkshire really is the ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION in Yorkshire.
Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure Theme Park experience where children and adults can ride, drive and operate REAL full size construction machinery.
Fun for all ages, Diggerland has an array of activities and is the ideal theme park for small to large groups lookig for something fun and highly unique. For the ultimate adrenaline rush take a ride on Spindizzy. Test your driving skills on the Dumper trucks. Want some real JCB experience? Try out your excavating skills with a 6 tonne Digger, drive a monster JCB 3CX, or take five and enjoy the views 50ft in the air from the Sky Shuttle.
An s-shaped bridge is not the quickest way to cross a river. But that is not the point of McDowell + Benedetti's gently curving bridge over the Aire, with its stop-a-while benches and plush cruiseliner deck.
Because not only has the practice created a new public space where the chatty locals can enjoy Castleford's only 'chocolate box' view, but a slim-line landmark.
Crossing the bridge, with its smooth Brazilian teak (sustainable) handrails, which meanders over the noisy force of the weir has the feel of some Victorian promenade combined with a nature-taming set play.
a 14 screen cinema located on the 1st floor of the Xscape Centre. The venue is served by a free car park and great transport links.
Located at the end of the road to the studio, The Magnet serve quality homemade pub food, cask ales and great wines and we specialise in functions and weddings year round. Their newly refurbished pub, coffee shop, cafe and function suite are the perfect places to eat, drink, relax and celebrate with friends and family all year round.
Joy Bangla can be found after a short 5 minute walk from the studio, offering a sumptuous selection of food inspired by both Indian & Banladeshi cuisine the menu has a delightful variety of both well known dishes & chefs specials to delight your palate.
Afro-Portuguese chain restaurant serving flame-grilled chicken in spicy chilli sauce.
Located across from the Millenium Bridge, Pizza Prima is more than just a simple fast food take away, offering an authentic slice of Italian cuisine. Orders can also be delivered to the studio.
Standard Wetherspoons style setup but in a good spot, featuring a varied menu and offers a wide range of cask ales.