Surrounding Area

For the walkers and more sporty among you there are a range of activities literally on our doorstep. The Dalesway, Ilkley Moor, Arnsdale Crag, Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks and Skipton Castle are all close by.

We are happy to organise rounds of golf and courts at Ilkley Golf Course and Ilkley Lawn Tennis Clubs, respectively. Ilkley’s swimming pool and outdoor lido, which are just across the River, are great places to relax and take in the sun during the summer.

We also have an association with Yorkshire Velo Tours who are a small business based in Ilkley providing road cycling tours and rides in the Yorkshire Dales. Their ambition is to get more and more people visiting the area and enjoying the world class road cycling we have to offer in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Velo Tours have a team of 6 people who have extensive knowledge and experience of cycling who can basically take cyclists out into the dales on a variety of routes and levels of physical challenge, usually including parts of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire routes. This can be either ‘fully supported’ rides where we provide a mechanic, back up vehicle etc or just one of our ride leaders taking a small group out. To find out more please visit their site

If you are planning a cycling holiday over a further distance then we would recommend a visit to Eco Cycle Adventures who can take care of the organising element for you. Thye can arrange for all your bags to be collected and delivered ahead of you to your next accomodation stop leaving you free to concentrate on your cycling. This is ideal if you are planning to undertake the Coast To Coast cycle ride for example. For more details and information please visit their site

With Leeds, Bradford, Saltaire and Shipley less than 30 minutes away the hotel is an ideal base for day trips. Even closer are the bustling markets in Otley or Skipton.

Alternatively, you can eat at The Riverside Kabin providing award-winning ice creams and Fish ‘n’ Chips all year round. Outside seating is provided for takeaways from the Kabin which provides a great place to come and relax for lunch, dinner or for a quick treat! Now with our free wireless internet broadband access you can go online anywhere in the hotel and outside in our beer garden as well!