Feeling nostalgic at 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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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've arrived today by train,  Northern run regular services on the Wharfedale Line from both Leeds and Bradford, the journey taking around 25 minutes. …

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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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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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A Day Of Tennis

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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