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Dales Highway

Mile 8

Ilkley

The traditional starting place of the Dales Way, although an extended version of the walk now starts in Leeds. It is a long-established market town, with its prosperity formerly based on wool (produced in the Yorkshire Dales since the middle ages). In the 19th century it became a health resort offering clean air and water to visitors from urban areas. Today it still caters extensively for day visitors from the neighbouring metropolises of Leeds and Bradford, as well as Dales Way walkers and shoppers. Just south of the town is Ilkley Moor, an area of open land with heather moor and gritstone outcrops, including the Cow and Calf rocks. The Moor has been immortalised in the traditional song `On Ilkla Moor baht `at`. There is a variety of accommodation, including B&Bs and hotels, but no Youth Hostel. The nearest campsite is 3 miles along the Dales Way at Addingham. There is a choice of eating places, including pubs serving bar meals. There is a Tourist Information Office in the town. Points of interest in the town include its 16th century bridge and some 9th century crosses in the parish church.

Riverside Hotel, Ilkley Riverside Hotel, Ilkley Riverside Hotel, Ilkley
  • Property type: Country House Hotel
  • OS reference: 113480

Riverside Hotel

Bridge Lane, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9EU - Dales Highway

The Ilkley Riverside Hotel is situated adjacent to the picturesque Riverside Gardens and is one of the best hotels in Ilkley. A multiple times winner of the Tourism Flower Award, the hotel has been run by the Dobson family for over 47 years. You are guaranteed a warm welcome, friendly atmosphere and a picturesque riverside setting. Our rooms are all en-suite, and offer stunning views of either the Dales Way and River Wharfe or Ilkley Moor itself. All rates include continental or full English bed and breakfast. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the hotel and on the patio. In addition we have a restaurant serving home-cooked food and a bar serving award-winning CAMRA real ales. Both restaurant and bar are open to both casual/non resident diners and also hotel guests.

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Wi-Fi

Licensed

Laundry

Dogs accepted

Bike Storage

Car Parking

Packed Lunches

Evening Meals

The Dalesway Hotel, Ilkley The Dalesway Hotel, Ilkley The Dalesway Hotel, Ilkley The Dalesway Hotel, Ilkley
  • Property type: Country Inn (Pub)
  • OS reference: 112479

The Dalesway Hotel

1 Leeds Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8DH - Dales Highway

The Dalesway Hotel Bar & Restaurant is located in the very centre of the pretty spa town. The Dalesway offers warm and traditional hospitality. Our rooms are large, well equipped and all are en-suite. Generous and ‘award-winning’ traditional food is served daily.

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Wi-Fi

Licensed

Laundry

Dogs accepted

Bike Storage

Car Parking

Packed Lunches

Evening Meals

Dales View Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Ilkley Dales View Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Ilkley Dales View Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Ilkley Dales View Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Ilkley
  • Property type: B & B
  • Distance from path: on route
  • OS reference: SE 10781 48028

Dales View Cottage Bed & Breakfast

142 Skipton Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9BQ - Dales Highway

Just a four minute walk from the start of the Dales Way, and a 10 minute walk into the centre of Ilkley, Dales View Cottage is the ideal location for your stay in Ilkley. The bed and breakfast is run by Sally, who trained as a Home Economist at Ilkley College in the 1980s. After running ski chalets in France, Austria and Switzerland she followed a career in the hospitality and conference industries and has now returned 'home' to Ilkley to run her first B&B. Established in 2012, Dales View Cottage is run 'by walkers, for walkers'.

Credit Card

Wi-Fi

Licensed

Laundry

Dogs accepted

Bike Storage

Car Parking

Packed Lunches

Evening Meals

Your own accommodation

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