The Clarke Foley Centre Ilkley

EFT Gathering 2020 Venues in Ilkley

People love our new venue the Clarke Foley centre. They like sitting at tables cafe style, our friendly kitchen helpers and the clear sound quality throughout the room.

The Clarke Foley is opposite the main Ilkley Car Park and there is a wide variety of excellent cafes, pubs, top-end restaurants, sandwich shops and M&S all within a few minutes walk.

Weekend Venue – The Clarke Foley Centre

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 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.

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 nearby.

Workshop Venue – Ilkley Operatic House

Friday, Monday Workshops Venue

Operatic House is the old infants school on Leeds Road LS29 8DZ. There is parking for a few cars, entrance round the back off Little Lane.

From the Railway Station, exit the station from the steps near the footbridge at the far end of Railway Road. Walk down Wellington Road, opposite, 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.


Travel to Ilkley

Ilkley is in West Yorkshire, to the north of Leeds and Bradford. About half way between London and Edinburgh.

By Rail

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. for train times and advance (cheaper) tickets.

By Air

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   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.

Where to Stay in Ilkley

– walking distance from railway station

Lots of options on AIRBNB check there first 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 lots of 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, walking distance from town if you are very fit.

The Wheatley Arms LS29 8PP; Tel 01943 816496 newly refurbished to a high standard, one stop on train from town centre.

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. 

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