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We're a small family run business. With our girls - Alice and Annie - and our great team, our aim is to send you home feeling relaxed and recharged after your stay.

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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Friday, 30 September 2016

Ilkley Literature Festival 2016 Starts Today!

Ilkley Literature Festival 2016 kicks off tonight with legendary screenwriter Andrew Davies talking about his work adapting classics such as Pride and Prejudice and War and Peace.

There are tickets still available for over 120 Festival events and this weekend you could see Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, former BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams and a celebration of the life of JB Priestley with guests including Barry Cryer and Margaret Drabble. Plus we have the opening of the Festival Exhibition, Tom Phillips's A Humument and lots of exciting FREE Fringe events.

Book Online: www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk
(up to 48 hours before events)
Book by Phone: 01943 816 714
(10am - 4pm Mon - Fri, 10am - 1pm Sat)
Or buy tickets on the door!

Event Updates

Event 83. Damon Hill: Watching the Wheels

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been moved to Monday 17 October at 7.30pm at the Kings Hall.

The Box Office will contact all ticket holders with more details. We apologise for any inconvience or disappointment caused.

Tickets for this event are still available and can be booked online here.

Cancelled events: Events 15 and 36: James Kelman, Event 46: John Gribbin and Event 59: Juno Dawson have been cancelled.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Rio Heros!



Rio Homecoming Parade
Wednesday 28th September
Join us in Leeds city centre to welcome back our Rio Heroes!
Welcome to Yorkshire in association with Leeds City Council are excited to welcome back Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes with a special homecoming parade.
On Wednesday 28th September, a carnival atmosphere will take hold of the city as the
athletes are welcomed home in true Yorkshire style. A host of athletes have confirmed their attendance, including triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee; World, European and Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft MBE; diver and gold medallist Jack Laugher and rowers
Andy Triggs Hodge and Paul Bennett who both claimed gold.
There will be a lively parade, with samba bands, brass bands, colourful performances and of course open top buses and vehicles carrying the athletes.
Parade celebrations will commence at 5.15pm, and we would love to see the people of Yorkshire come out in force to line the city centre route and cheer on these inspiring men and women.
Help us make this a party to remember!

Please click here to see the route.
For full information, please go to Yorkshire.com/rio.