Cow and Calf Inn Ilkley Moor

Exploring Consciousness Ilkley Venue

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, to the north west of Leeds, is a delightful Victorian Spa town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are many excellent shops, cafes and restaurants.

Our venue is The Cow & Calf Inn, Hangingstones Lane, LS29 8BT  Up above Ilkley there are glorious views over the Wharfe valley and superb walking on the famous moor.

The Cow & Calf restaurant is very popular and we will book tables for lunch, alternatively the Rocks Cafe is nearby or you can bring your own lunch for a picnic on the moor.

The Cow & Calf has rooms or scroll down for a for listing of Hotels and B&Bs in Ilkley and the surrounding villages.  There are an increasing number of rooms and flats/houses available on AIRBNB.

Travel to Ilkley by Rail

Trains to Ilkley from Leeds take 25 minutes and leave every 30 minutes during the day and every hour in the evening and on Sunday.  Regular, fast trains serve Leeds from London Kings Cross (2.2 hrs), Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol and Newcastle.  www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times and tickets.

Get a taxi the mile up the hill to the Cow & Calf, turn right and right again leaving the station to find the taxi rank.

Travel to Ilkley by Air

Manchester Airport MAN has frequent trains from the airport rail station to Leeds where you change for the Ilkley train.

Leeds-Bradford Airport LBA has daily flights from European cities with www.Jet2.com   Ilkley is 11 miles from the airport.  Get a taxi or take the bus to Otley and change to the Ilkley bus.

London Airports.   From London Heathrow or Gatwick, travel into central London then take the train to Ilkley via Leeds from Kings Cross station.

Where to Stay in Ilkley – walking distance from railway station

This listing of where to stay in Ilkley and surrounding area has been compiled from many sources. We take no responsibility for quality or prices.  Those in bold have received enthusiastic feedback. Check prices and distance from town centre before booking. We appreciate your feedback to keep this list of where to stay in Ilkley up to date.

One Tivoli Place B&B, LS29 8SU; Tel 01943 600328, a favourite B&B

The Rhyddings B&B , LS29 9LU; Tel 01943 608115  friendly B&B good value, no website call for information

Dalesview B&B, LS29 9BQ; Tel 07768 764719 new B&B

Woodlands B&B LS29 8AY; Tel 07740 164928 close to Ben Rhydding station

The Crescent Inn   LS29 8DG; Tel 01943 811250  central, newly refurbished with good restaurant.

The Ilkley Riverside LS29 9EU; Tel 01943 607338, friendly inn with a lovely location by River Wharf,

The Dalesway, pub with rooms, central, LS29 8DH, Tel 01943 605438

The Craiglands Hotel LS29 8RQ; Tel 01943 430001 right below the moor, nosiy if wedding weekend

AIRBNB  has several Ilkley venues

B&Bs, Farms and Inns near Ilkley (within 10 miles)

Listed in approximate order of distance.  Those in bold have received enthusiastic feedback.

The Cow and Calf Inn LS29 8BT; Tel 01943 607335  Up on the moor near the famous rocks,

The Wheatley Arms LS29 8PP; Tel 01943 816496 newly refurbished to a high standard

Woodlands B&B LS29 8AY, Tel 01943 607476, Victorian House on private road

Wharfedale Grange Farmhouse, Ben Rhydding, LS29 8BG; Tel 01943 604204

The Crown Inn, Addingham, LS29 0NS; Tel 01943 830278   village pub on bus route to Ilkley

The Craven Heifer Inn, Addingham, LS29 0PL; Tel 01943 830106 village pub on bus route to Ilkley

Lumb Beck Farmhouse, Addingham Moorside, LS29 9JX; Tel 01943 830400  Beautiful location, gorgeous house, under the moor.  Remote, no shops or restaurants nearby.  Next door is:  Ghyll House Farm, Addingham Moorside, LS29 9JY, Tel 01943 830370  No website but highly recommended.

Pickersgill Manor Farm, Silsden, BD20 9JH; Tel 01535 655228  friendly working farm with three B&B rooms, people love this place!

Dowgill House, Otley, LS21 3AB; Tel 01943 850836

The Bleach Mill, Menston, LS29 6AW; Tel 01943 862995 Great value and very helpful and friendly

Hillcrest, Burley-in-Wharfedale, LS29 7QG; Tel 01943 863258

Fir Tree House, Burley-in-Wharfedale, LS29 7NL; Tel 01943 863726

Upstairs Downstairs, Burley-in-Wharfedale, LS29 7LP; Tel 01943 862567

Chevin End, Menston, LS29 6DU; Tel 01943 876845

Skipton is a vibrant market town, 10 miles from Ilkley, with lots of B&Bs, Inns and hotels.