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The picturesque town of Ilkley is situated in the Wharfe Valley, at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales. The former spa town rose to fame in the nineteenth century when thousands visited for the fresh invigorating air and first class hotels. The town may no longer be a premier health resort but it is still renowned for its fresh air, moorland and beautiful countryside with a selection of quality accommodation.

The town is famous for its moor and you'll find fantastic countryside and walks for all abilities on your doorstep. The town is also home to one of the largest cycling clubs in the country.

Ilkley is the ideal place to relax and treat yourself. There are excellent restaurants and independent shops selling everything from gifts to vintage clothes and books. Enjoy afternoon tea at the famous Bettys Cafe and Tea Rooms or enjoy one of the many events which take place throughout the year. 

There are a number of events through the year such as Ilkley Literature Festival, Ilkley Summer Festival and Real Food Ilkley Markets. 

So go on why not visit and see for yourself.


Discover Ilkley - By Ilkley BID

What to expect when you are visiting Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Discover the independent shops, enjoy an evening out or explore the stunning Yorkshire moors. Discover what makes this picturesque Yorkshire town such a hit with locals and visitors alike. 

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Ilkley is set in beautiful Wharfedale and is close to the Yorkshire Dales.