Ilkely in West Yorkshire has been a settlement since the Roman era. Close to both Bradford and Saltaire, the picturesque spa town gives you easy access to the moors for walking, but its vibrant cultural life is not to be underestimated. The area is particularly well known for the annual Ilkley Literature Festival, which attracts crowds from all over the UK and big hitters on the literary scene. Dive into the local activities such as Ilkley Lido, a Grade II listed outdoor pool that’s one of the most scenic swims you can find in Yorkshire, or try the small but perfectly formed tapas plates at La Casita, which make a delicious lunch or dinner.
Alternatively, head for one of Ilkey’s double Michelin Star offerings, The Box Tree. This exceptional restaurant has been serving acclaimed food since the 1960s, and yet continues to keep things exciting and fresh in the present day. For more of our top things to do in Ilkley, read on.
Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back – West End’s and Chichester Festival Theatre’s hit is coming to The Alhambra Theatre!
Coming to Bradford in May, Footloose is an effervescent show based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm.
National Science and Media Museum’s new exhibition Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security explores the exciting world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications.