Ilkley Manor House Exterior

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Ilkley Manor House is an important, historic Grade I listed building that stands on the remains of a Roman fort. The House, which dates back to c. 1390, is open every weekend and is free to enter.

Not only is it one of the region’s oldest domestic buildings, Ilkley Manor House is also a museum, an art gallery, an exhibition space and a live venue, all run by the Ilkley Manor House Trust.

Visit the heritage display to discover Ilkley’s intriguing past, have a sensory stroll through the replica medieval herb garden, take in some art in the Solar Gallery (a permanent space showcasing new work by various artists), or simply relax in the tranquil setting of the Courtyard.

Whilst visiting, why not pick up a copy of Ilkley Manor House's busy programme of cultural events and activities, which includes pop-up art installations, exhibitions, theatrical performances, musical treats, craft fairs and more.  
Ilkley Manor House is a short walk from Ilkley rail and bus stations and from town centre car parks. The ground floor of the building has no steps and is wheelchair accessible, whilst the first floor can only be accessed by stairs. The Ilkley Manor House Trust is working towards making the House fully-accessible for all visitors.

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Saturday, 2nd March 2024 - Sunday, 28th April 2024

A Painting of a woman at a tableBeauty By Dudley EdwardsIlkley Manor House presents a remarkable exhibition featuring the works of Dudley Edwards.
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Friday, 8th March 2024 - Friday, 8th March 2024

Samuel Moore, Flamenco Landscapes(Sold Out) Samuel Moore, Flamenco LandscapesDistinguished flamenco guitarist Samuel Moore will return to the Ilkley Manor House.
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Saturday, 9th March 2024 - Saturday, 13th April 2024

Ilkley Manor House ExteriorOutstanding OwlsCreate hoot-iful creations at Ilkley Manor House.
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Friday, 15th March 2024 - Friday, 15th March 2024

Photo of a man leaning on the back of an instrumentDale StorrIlkley Manor House presents a concert by Dale Storr.
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Friday, 15th March 2024 - Friday, 15th March 2024

A Painting of a woman at a tableDudley Edwards TalkA special talk by Dudley Edwards at Ilkley Manor House.
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Friday, 26th April 2024 - Saturday, 27th April 2024

Ilkley Manor House exteriorFine Dining Pop-UpA special dining experience at Ilkley Manor House.
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Saturday, 27th April 2024 - Saturday, 27th April 2024

Old photograph of a bridgeEast Holmes And The New BridgeA walking tour beginning at Ilkley Manor House.
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Saturday, 24th August 2024

Sunday, 25th August 2024 - Sunday, 25th August 2024

Bard in the Yard imageBard in the YardAn Ilkley Players Fringe Production. A Summer Feast from the Works of Mr William Shakespeare. Saturday 24th August 2024 at 7.30pm in the Wildman Studio at Ilkley Playhouse and Sunday 25th and Bank Holiday Monday 26th August at 2.00pm at the Manor House Yard.
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  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Ilkley station is 0.5 miles away.

Ilkley Manor House

Type:Heritage Centre

Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DT
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Opening Times

* Normal Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00 *

The House will close for winter at 16:00 on Sunday, 17 December, reopening with the spring programme during February 2024.

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