An old photograph

About

Discover the fascinating history of the Ben Rhydding Hydro through old photographs.

Originally opened as the Wharfedale Hydropathic Establishment and Ben Rhydding Hotel in 1844, the Ben Rhydding Hydro had a diverse history. By 1909, it boasted a nine-hole golf course and, after World War I, rebranded as the Ben Rhydding Golf Hotel. During World War II, the government requisitioned the building for the Wool Control Board’s offices. Although released in 1948, it was never reinstated as a hotel and eventually stood empty before its demolition in 1955.
Find out about this first purpose-built hydropathic hotel in England and dive into the world of water treatments offered to clients.

Book Tickets

Book Tickets Online

Map & Directions

The Ben Rhydding Hydro

Type:Exhibition

Manor House, Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DT
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel07480 064142

Opening Times

Season (25 May 2024 - 7 July 2024)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

What's Nearby

  1. Situated within the beautiful surroundings of the Wharfe Valley, one of Ilkley's oldest…

    0.01 miles away
  2. Behind the Flying Duck pub is an old barn that has been restored into a micro-brewery and…

    0.03 miles away
  3. The location of All Saints’ Parish Church Ilkley, originally, the site of the Roman fort…

    0.04 miles away
  4. The Tinker Gallery opened in April 2022 with an exhibition of contemporary and original…

    0.05 miles away
  1. Riverside Gardens is a popular place for families to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

    0.06 miles away
  2. The museum contains one of the finest private collections of toys in the Country.

    0.24 miles away
  3. The River Wharfe is an ideal place for a walk or stroll and is popular for fly fishing. …

    0.26 miles away
  4. Darwin Gardens Millennium Green is a place where people can relax, children can play and…

    0.47 miles away
  5. White Wells Spa Baths situated high on Ilkley Moor, take to the waters or drop in for a…

    0.7 miles away
  6. Ilkley Moor is the perfect place not only to appreciate the panoramic views, but to also…

    0.74 miles away
  7. Middleton Woods is a popular favourite throughout the year.

    0.97 miles away
  8. High on Ilkley Moor the Cow and Calf Rocks are a large rock formation consisting of an…

    1.12 miles away
  9. National Trust owned historic house, garden, shop and tearoom. This award winning…

    4.19 miles away
  10. Prince of Wales Park near Bingley has a variety of footpaths through wooded grounds, with…

    4.84 miles away
  11. An 18th century engineering masterpiece, the Five Rise Locks are one of the 'seven…

    4.94 miles away
  12. Visit Cliffe Castle Park for a great family day out. Not only can you visit Cliffe…

    5.02 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Ilkley Manor House ExteriorIlkley Manor House, IlkleySituated within the beautiful surroundings of the Wharfe Valley, one of Ilkley's oldest buildings, the Ilkley Manor House, has been converted into an attractive museum, arts and heritage centre run by the Ilkley Manor House Trust.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss