Ilkley and Yorkshire – Nearby Cities

There are four big cities within easy reach of us.

Harrogate has a certain splendour as a spa town. More info >

Leeds is rapidly becoming to many the Capital of The North, with ‘Harvey Nick’s’, it’s Mediterranean style cafés and waterfront areas. More info >

Bradford has The National Media Museum nationalmediamuseum.org.uk (great on a wet day!) as well as cultural diversity and regarded as the Curry Capital. More info >

York visityork.org doesn’t need any further introduction from us here!

A visit into the heart of The Yorkshire Dales National Park yorkshiredales.org.uk is essential. If you want to be eco-friendly, take the little Dalesbus directly from Ilkley to Grassington or the train to Settle, famous for the Settle & Carlisle Railway settle-carlisle.co.uk. Malham Cove and Ingleton are both popular places.

If you’ve got children aged 3 – 8, then the award winning Eureka! near Halifax will undoubtedly be the day out they’ll remember here! More info >

Locally, for perhaps a half-day out try Saltaire – a nominated world heritage site and ‘model’ village, Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs for a flat walk, Golden Acre Park and the animal farm at Esholt (the village made famous as the film location for ‘Emmerdale’, before they had purpose-built sets constructed in the private grounds of Harewood House. We can tell you where you can still safely watch the action from a distance).

For more information about Yorkshire you should visit the official
Welcome to Yorkshire site at: yorkshire.com.