A market town which is in a borough of Bradford City, Bingley's population is 19,000. Its name is probably Saxon in origin and was a major location during the Industrial Revolution where many woollen mills produced goods which were then exported to countries around the world. Bingley's town square was opened in 2007 and its Myrtle Walk shopping precinct was opened in 2009 which has many retail stores and also a library.
Bingley hosts many events every year such as an annual music festival. 'Bingley Music Live' has attracted many leading performers since it was first held in 2007. Many famous people have come from Bingley. TV actor Rodney Bewes was born in Bingley and so too was astronomer Fred Hoyle.
Good transport links connect Bingley to nearby Bradford and other heavily populated areas. Its railway station is connected to Leeds and Morecambe and the A650 trunk road also passes through this market town.