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Otley sits in West Yorkshire, administered from the booming city of Leeds, but it has as much in common with rural North Yorkshire just a very short distance away. It is then a town that has the best of both worlds, with the urban advantages of Leeds and Bradford less than ten miles away – and Leeds-Bradford Airport at Yeadon a mere three miles distant – and beautiful countryside surrounding it, the Yorkshire Dales being right on the town’s doorstep. There has been a settlement in Otley since at least Celtic times. The ridge dominating the town is called the Chevin, actually believed to be derived from the Celtic words for below the ridge, where their village was located. Roman finds show that that people made a mark locally too, but Otley came into its own in Saxon times. The first church known to have been built there dates from Saxon times, and the current All Saints’ Church houses parts of two Anglo-Saxon crosses. Although the market charter for Otley was granted in 1222 it is thought that markets in the town predate that by some considerable time. This is cattle country, and there are still regular cattle markets held in Otley, as well as the general market three times a week (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), and these days farmers’ markets on the last Sunday of the month. The town is full of charm, honey coloured stone buildings either side of the River Wharfe winding through the place, and the Chevin looming impressively on the south side. It was the crossing point of the Wharfe at Otley that allowed the development of the town in ancient times. Otley has a place in printing history – the Wharfedale printing machine was designed there – and in the history of the arts in England: Thomas Chippendale was born in the town, and some of his greatest work can be seen in Harewood House just ten minutes’ drive away; J.M.W. Turner was a regular visitor, and painted many times in the district. There are many reasons to visit the town, with many festivals fairs and carnivals including the famous Otley Folk Festival in September, the one day Agricultural Show in May, and the Victorian Fayre before Christmas. And the hospitality is good and plentiful – there are 22 pubs in and around Otley, and a great brewing tradition in the area means beer standards are high.


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David Locke & Co
Jackson King & Co Ltd
Templeman Ross


Chevin Forest Park
Otley Museum


Clarion Lodge CampSite
Pool Bank Farm
Stubbings Farm Camp Site

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Tealbeck House


Yoga - Tierra-Madre


Bridge Street Dental Practice
Olney & Associate
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Bowling Green
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Red Lion
Rose & Crown
Royalty Inn
The Hopper Lane
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Yew Tree Inn


Savage Crangle


Kerr's Cars
Otley Private Hire


Cross Green Veterinary Centre


Tranmere Flowers

George Middlemiss & Sons
Pool Pharmacy
I A Sillers Opticians Ltd
Shoe Craft Of Otley
Taylors Footwear Ltd
Fair Trade Parties
Browns Gallery
Glenrhydding Gallery
Glide & Slide

Places to Stay near Otley

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Black Horse Hotel (0.78 miles)

Black Horse Hotel
Welcome to the Black Horse Hotel, a traditional pub, restaurant and hotel situated in the heart of the historic market town of Otley. The building dates from the 17th Century, and has been trading as ... More | visit website
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Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa (1.68 miles)

Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa

Set in a stunning location on the brow of the Chevin Forest above the market town of Otley, the Chevin Hotel nestles in 49 acres of mature protected Silver Birch forest woodland. With reputedly the ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Leeds Bradford Airport (3.40 miles)

Situated on Whitehouse Lane, north of the Airport terminal building, the Travelodge Leeds Bradford Airport hotel is ideally located for easy access to the airport. Whether jetting off overseas on business, seeking warmer climes on ... More | visit website


Willow Cottage (3.46 miles)

Willow Cottage in Ivegate, Yeadon near Leeds was built around 1750, offers a double with ensuite, a double room, a twin with ensuite and one single room for bed and breakfast accommodation. A guest lounge ... More
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Premier Inn Leeds Bradford Airport (3.52 miles)

Situated just half a mile from Leeds/Bradford International Airport in the West Yorkshire town of Yeadon, 11 miles from the Spa town of Harrogate. Ideally located for exploring the small picturesque villages of Yorkshire, shopping ... More | visit website
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Marriott Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club (4.27 miles)

Marriott Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club
Built in 1878 and set in its own tranquil surroundings, the Marriott Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club is perfectly located in the heart of Yorkshire. It is within easy reach of the M62 and ... More | visit website
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Innkeepers Lodge (4.53 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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Yorkshire Apartments (4.65 miles)

Yorkshire Apartments
An attractive, light and spacious two bedroomed mews apartment set in open countryside with excellent views yet just five minutes drive from the centre of Harrogate. It is furnished to a high standard with many ... More | visit website
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Faweather Grange Lodges (4.92 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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Harrogate Motel (5.10 miles)

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Harrogate motel is purpose built and offers private ensuite rooms each with a TV and Wifi. There is a private lounge with computers and printers that have internet access. Hot/Cold ... More

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