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County - West Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01943 | code search
Postcode: LS29 | code search
Population: 14000
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Folk Customs:
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Crescent Hotel
"Good Points: The staff was wonderful, very friendly and welcoming. Before we booked, the staff even let us know that Friday and Saturday nights might be a little loud due ..." More

Craiglands Hotel
"Good Points: Food was excellent and restaurant waiter was efficient and friendly. Very handy for the town Bad Points: Ordered newspapers which didn't arrive. No doctor when my wife ..." More

Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor Apartments
"Had a wonderful stay at Westwood. Tim and Paula were really helpful and helped us out with various items we had forgotten for the kids (including the loan of a ..." More

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Situated in the Wharfe Valley, the spa town of Ilkley is surrounded by glorious countryside. The southern slopes of the valley form Ilkley Moor, immortalised in Yorkshire's anthem - On Ilkla Moor baht'at. Prehistoric man lived on the moors and left behind stone circles and hundreds of rock carvings, including the famous Swastika Stone.
Nowadays walkers and nature lovers have unlimited access to enjoy the spectacular views across Wharfedale. There is a permanent orienteering course and opportunities for rock climbing on the Cow and Calf Rocks and in Rocky Valley.
In AD 79 the Romans built the fort of Olicana near the River Wharfe. A portion of the west wall can still be seen at the site, which is now occupied partly by the Elizabethan Manor House Art Gallery and Museum and partly by All Saints' Church. The Church itself was established before the Norman Conquest and you can see three famous Saxon Crosses inside the church. Nearby is the Old Bridge over the river, which dates from 1675. Two long distance footpaths - The Dales Way and the Ebor Way - start and finish here.
In the 19th century, Ilkley became popular as a spa town. Tourists flocked to 'take the waters' and bathe in the cold water spring at the cottage known as White Wells. Impressive hydropathic establishments were built to offer accommodation and treatment, and large lodging houses were erected. Today they offer modern hotel and guest house accommodation in elegant surroundings. Wooded ravines, such as Mill Ghyll and Hebers Ghyll were landscaped for the Victorian visitors and a pretty moorland tarn created. These remain for the enjoyment of today's tourists.
On the northern slopes of the valley lie Middleton Woods, well worth a visit at any time, but especially in May when the bluebells are spectacular. The woods form a beautiful backdrop for Ilkley's extensive recreation area, which includes one of Yorkshire's few surviving Lidos.
Ilkley town centre is highly regarded for its stylish architecture and colourful flowerbeds. The tree lined shopping streets offer a wide range of quality shops, award winning tearooms and restaurants. Population 14,000

Accountant

Chadwicks
GPG Accounting Services
Independent Financial Publications
Keith Bridgford & Co
Michael Brooksbank

Attraction

Ilkley Tarn
Manor House Museum

Budget

Innkeepers Lodge *book online*

Care Home

Hollycroft Care Home
Troutbeck

Classes

Dance - Joze School of Dance

Cottage

Old Hall Cottage

Dentist

Dental Practice
Dental Surgery
Dental Surgery
Siddons & Associate
U Dentistry

Estate Agent

Brown William H
Dacre Son & Hartley
Dale Eddison

Waite Walker Smale

Golf Club

Ben Rhydding
Ilkley

Holiday Park

Faweather Grange Lodges
Faweather Grange Lodges

Inn

The Crescent Inn

Performing Arts

Northern Dance Centre

Pub and Bar

Ilkley Moor Vaults
Tubby Wadlows Wine Bar

Restaurant

Box Tree
Farsyde (The)
Grove (The)
Ilkley Moor Vaults
Steps (The)
The Good Food Shop Bistro
Tubby Wadlows Wine Bar
Wells (The)

School

Moorfield School
Northern Dance Centre
Westville House School

Self-Catering

Faweather Grange
Faweather Grange Lodges
Faweather Grange Lodges
Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor Apartments

Solicitor

Butler & Kandler

Taxi

Add Triple 4 Taxis
Ilkley Taxis
Pauls Of Ilkley
Ride Away
Taxis Private Hire

Vet

Ashlands Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Ben Rhydding (Men's Hockey)
Ben Rhydding (Women's Hockey)

Shops

The Grove Bookshops
Just Books
Wharfedale Flowers
Jacaranda Of Ilkley
Boots
Lishmans of Ilkley
Beanstalk

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Dorothy Perkins
Menston Pharmacy
Clayfields Chemist
Brosgill
T J Buckingham
Momoko
Schuberts
Poppy Red
Tennant & Son
Halfords
Optimeyes Opticians
Weaverbird Fine Art
The Gascogine Gallery
Good Food Shop Bistro
Viyella
Fat Face

Antiques

Jack Shaw & Co. Antique Silver
Coopers Of Ilkley Ltd

Places to Stay near Ilkley

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Crescent Hotel (0.00 miles)

Crescent Hotel

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In the heart of Ilkley, close to the Yorkshire Dales and the famous Ilkley Moor, this historic hotel offers free parking, good food, a lively bar and good-value guest accommodation. In ... More

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Rombalds Hotel & Restaurant (0.29 miles)

Rombalds Hotel & Restaurant

The Best Western Rombalds Hotel Ilkley has had its doors open to weary travellers and explorers of the 'Moor' since 1835 when Best Western Rombalds hotel began its life as a West Yorkshire rooming house. ... More | visit website

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Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor Apartments (0.54 miles)

Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor Apartments
To enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside, within 30 minutes of Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Skipton, look no further than our Five Star self-catering apartments - ideal for business stays and romantic midweek ... More | visit website
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Craiglands Hotel (0.61 miles)

Craiglands Hotel

We pride ourselves on providing genuinely warm and personal service while you relax in the luxurious elegance of our Victorian house. When you visit us you must take some time out, stroll through the tranquil grounds, ... More | visit website

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Innkeepers Lodge (1.30 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Situated on the edge of Ilkley Moor, this lodge is adjacent to the Cow and Calf Vintage Inn on Hangingstone Road. Eight miles south of ... More | visit website
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Faweather Grange Lodges (4.02 miles)

Faweather Grange Lodges

Faweather Grange Lodges are part of our Autograph Lodge Holiday collection and located amidst the stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings of Ilkley Moor. Nestled in a 70 acre private estate, this small collection of just ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Bradford North (4.31 miles)

Premier Inn Bradford North
A convenient location just 11 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport and 2 miles from Keighley train station. For shops and local amenities Bradford city centre is only 9 miles away. Our Bradford North (Bingley) Premier Inn ... More | visit website
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Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa (4.42 miles)

Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa

Owned by the Duke of Devonshire, the hotel offers 21st century comfort and facilities with the added attraction of antiques and paintings from the family seat, Chatsworth in Derbyshire. Surrounded by glorious countryside, close to ... More | visit website

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Innkeepers Lodge (4.79 miles)

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visitors to Innkeepers Lodge Keighley can enjoy a trip to the bronte parsonage-museum dedicated to the legendary bronte sisters or to keep the children amused why not take a trip ... More

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Five Rise Locks Hotel & Restaurant (4.88 miles)

Five Rise Locks Hotel & Restaurant

The hotel is tucked away in a quiet residential area - yet only a minute or so from the main road, and close to airport, railway, motorways and the major cities of Leeds and Bradford. ... More | visit website

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