Local Area

Local Area


Local Area

The lovely spa town of Ilkley is situated in Lower Wharfedale, on the Southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. We are surrounded by fine, unspoiled scenery including the magnificent Cow & Calf Rocks and our Moor, made famous in the song On Ilkley Moor Bah T’at.

There are good road and rail links to both Leeds and Bradford and the local towns of Harrogate, Skipton and Otley. We are also only a 25 minute car journey away from Leeds Bradford Airport.

Ilkley is a lively town with a plethora of independent clothes and gift shops and an impressive array of restaurants, bars, cafes and tea rooms. Each year, the Ilkley Summer Festival features live music and entertainment and there is a monthly Good Food Market offering a smorgasbord of delicious local produce. Every October, the famous Ilkley Literature Festival draws authors and poets for a month of talks, shows, workshops and readings. Many of these are hosted at Ilkley Playhouse itself.