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We're always getting news and comments about Ilkley and Wharfedale - where to go, what to do, where to eat and sometimes where not to eat! So our blog is all about finding a place for all those titbits that could be of interest to guests and folk with a fondness for this beautiful part of The Yorkshire Dales.

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Ilkley Literature Festival Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for all Ilkley Literature Festival events have now gone on sale. Book now to see Clare Balding, Ken Livingstone, Andrew Motion etc etc.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Ilkley Literature Festival 2014 Programme announced!

Margaret Atwood, Clare Balding, David Starkey, Ken Livingstone, Diane Abbott, Sheila Hancock, Michael Rosen, Andrew Motion, Charles Spencer, Barrie Rutter and Giles Brandreth.  They are all headline speakers at the biggest ever Ilkley Literature Festival 2014. 



The 17 days of exciting literary events for the whole family runs from 3rd to 19th October 2014.  YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK TICKETS FOR HEADLINE EVENTS AS SOON AS THE BOX OFFICE OPENS ON TUESDAY 26TH AUGUST! We are always full for this fortnight, so you should book your accommodation with us NOW! We are happy to hold your accommodation booking until you are certain of securing tickets.  Just mention this on your online booking form. 



Friday, 8 August 2014

Ilkley Summer Festival 2014 - it's all happening!

The biggest and best ever Ilkley Summer Festival is now underway!  It continues throughout August and includes many free events!  There's the Continental Marget which sees The Grove closed to all traffic.  How about The Dolce Vita Weekend with Take That 2 and Robbie? There's Folk on Saturday, Jazz Day on Bank Holiday Monday and Tonight is Music Night.  The Festival finishes with Last Night at The Proms on August 30th.  There's Open Studio days for Art Lovers and Festival Fringe events too!


The full list of events is here:-


To find out more visit www.ilkleysummerfestival.com or call The Visitor Information Centre on 01943 602319.