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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Tea Room
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“You’ll only find Betty’s Tearooms in Yorkshire and this is the nearest one to us. Approximately 40 minutes drive away from the cottage but well worth it. Saturdays in the summer are especially special with the brass band playing in the band stand and a happy buzz of happy shoppers. The gift shop is delightful. Perfect for purchasing a gift or a foodie keep sake to remember the experience of the one and only ‘Bettys’. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Hundreds of great walks along the moor in Ilkley - many shown on line. We have guide books and Ordinance Survey maps back at the property if you prefer to peruse at leisure. Ian is a great resource if needed.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Transportation
“Steam railway line running from Keighley to Oxenhope. All sorts of special events ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cinema
“Fantastic 50 seater delux cinema. Your own sofa or armchair along with the latest movies, live theatre streaming and served food and drinks. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“The oldest pub in town! Lovely open fire, dog friendly and serves local beers”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
“Take the plunge at one of the country's few remaining outdoor pools. Soak up a seaside atmosphere, enjoy a picnic in the tranquil setting and take in the fantastic views over Ilkley Moor.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful National Trust property within a short walk along the Leeds Liverpool Canal”
  • 3 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This Michelin star restaurant is very high end. Great modern English. 20 minutes by car. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the tastiest restaurants in Ilkley, and the local area! Really great Vietnamese food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Amongst many others of course, this is a go to pub for me. Plenty of guest ales and beers. Also has a good pub food menu.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
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“Lovely local pub with real ales and live music on certain nights. A two minute walk from the cottage!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Hidden gem located downstairs from the wine shop. This cellar bar offers great wine list, gin menu and tapas”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Recently taken over and refurbished by The Great Seafood Co. Fabulous surroundings inside and lovely large terrace for warm summer evening drinks. Food and service has improved greatly since first opening and I would now recommend”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Italian restaurant over two floors with a fantastic roof top terrace open all year round ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Easy to reach and set in a lovely Victorian Park with great kid's play area. Wonderful variety of arts and crafts and natural history - a real gem of a place.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“This Michelin star restaurant is very high end. Great modern English. 20 minutes by car. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the tastiest restaurants in Ilkley, and the local area! Really great Vietnamese food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
“Lovely local pub with real ales and live music on certain nights. A two minute walk from the cottage!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Italian restaurant over two floors with a fantastic roof top terrace open all year round ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Relaxed dining, local food, Chris Monkman a seasoned restauranteur knows how to combine the right ingredients with the right atmosphere.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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