EFT Gathering 2020 Venues in Ilkley
Ilkley, West Yorkshire, to the north west of Leeds, is a delightful Victorian Spa town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. People really enjoy a weekend of tapping in our delightful town. Ilkley is easy to reach by road, rail or air and there are hotels, inns, B&Bs and Airbnbs. Plus lots of cafe’s, restaurants, bars and shops.
The Clarke Foley Centre - EFT Gathering Weekend Venue
Our venue is The Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Road, Ilkley, LS29 9DZ situated right in the centre of town, opposite the main car park and an easy walk from rail and bus stations.
Ilkley is now zoned for Permit Parking and Pay & Display so be prepared to pay for parking and do not park on residential streets without checking the signage. The small car park behind the Clarke Foley centre is for their staff only and not for our use.
People love our new main venue the Clarke Foley centre. They like sitting at tables cafe style, our friendly kitchen helpers and the good view of presenters and the clear sound quality throughout the room. The Clarke Foley has good disabled access. Please Contact Us if you have special requirements.
You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to eat in the main hall or there is a wide choice of cafes, pubs, restaurants and sandwich shops. Within five minutes walk you can find independent cafes, quality restaurants and M&S, Greggs, Wetherspoons and other chains.
Ilkley Operatic House - EFT Gathering Workshop Venue
EFT Gathering 2020 full day workshops on Friday and Monday are at Operatic House, Leeds Road LS29 8DZ.
There is parking for a few cars, entrance round the back on Little Lane, between the cinema and FloorDecor. Drive round the front of the old school building into the playground. The surrounding streets are Permit Parking zones.
From the Railway Station, exit the station from the steps at the far end of Platform 2 near the footbridge. Cross the street and walk down Wellington Road, turn left and then right.
There are several cafes nearby for lunch and Booths supermarket. Or you can bring your own to eat in the hall.
Operatic House has high ceilings and big windows. We will have the heating on full but do dress warmly.
Travel to Ilkley
Ilkley is in West Yorkshire, to the north of Leeds and Bradford. About half way between London and Edinburgh.
Trains to Ilkley from Leeds take 25 minutes and leave every 30 minutes. 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 advance (cheaper) tickets.
Manchester Airport MAN has international flights and 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. Or get the BA flight to LBA. www.nationalrail.co.uk for advance (cheaper) train tickets.