The Fleece, Addingham

The Fleece, Addingham, West Yorkshire

Restaurant Review  The Fleece pub and restaurant is located in the village of Addingham which lies between Ilkley and Silsden in West Yorkshire. The pub stands in a handsome Yorkshire stone building and even in winter its large outdoor terrace looked inviting with its covered canopy illuminated with fairy lights.  On entering the door there's …

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Ilkley Signpost

Ilkley Springtime Walk

Ilkley is a spa town and popular tourist destination in West Yorkshire.  With its backdrop of the famous Ilkley Moor and its high class shopping on The Grove it's a lovely place to visit.  The town is well served by public transport with rail connections between both Leeds and Bradford on the Wharfedale Line.  Buses …

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Addingham weir, River Wharfe

A walk around Addingham

The village of Addingham is situated between Skipton and Ilkley and just one mile from the Yorkshire Dales National Park close to Bolton Abbey making it an ideal starting point for numerous walks in the surrounding countryside. The Dales Way long distance path starts in nearby Ilkley passing through the edge of Addingham along the …

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The Wheatley Arms, Ilkley

The Wheatley Arms, Ilkley

Location This handsome stone inn stands proudly in the small village of Ben Rhydding set amid leafy lanes and in the shadow of the famous Cow & Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor.  The hotel lies 18 miles north west of Leeds and just one mile from the Victorian spa town of Ilkley which oozes charm …

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Entrance to Ilkley Toy Museum with police bear

The Ilkley Toy Museum 

Tucked away on a side street yet only a few minutes walk from Ilkley railway station stands the Ilkley Toy Museum.  This hidden gem has been located in a former Sunday School building in the attractive small West Yorkshire town of Ilkley for the past 16 years. The museum contains one of the finest private collections …

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Burley in Wharfedale church in autumn

An autumn stroll around Burley-in-Wharfedale

Burley-in-Wharfedale is a village situated in the beautiful Wharfedale valley in West Yorkshire.  It's located eleven miles north west of Leeds and two miles from the market town of Otley.  I arrived by train as Northern run regular services on the Wharfedale Line from both Leeds and Bradford, the journey taking around 25 minutes. The …

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Start line at Ilkley Cycle Races

Ilkley Street Circuit Cycling

An evening of town centre cycle racing first took place in Ilkley in 2014 as part of a festival of cycling prior to the Tour de France cycle race passing through the town.  The evening was a such a huge success it was decided to make it an annual event in the town. There are …

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Cow and Calf rocks, Ilkley moor

A Walk on Ilkley Moor

It was decided that we would spend a day in Ilkley, a prosperous small town set in the beautiful Wharfe Valley of West Yorkshire.  The town is located between Skipton and Harrogate and there is a rail link to Leeds. From the railway station, we walked up Wells Road to the famous Ilkley Moor which …

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Centre Court at the Aegon Ilkley Tennis Tournament

Ilkley Tennis Club: Aegon Ilkley Trophy

What could epitomise a British Summer more than grass court tennis, Pimms and strawberries!  The Aegon Ilkley Trophy has returned to the attractive small town of Ilkley, set in the heart of the beautiful Wharfedale countryside yet easily accessible from Leeds by car or train.  It's being held for the second year at the Ilkley …

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