Limousines for Hire in Wharfedale, including Otley and Ilkley
Wharfedale is one of the longest and most glorious valleys in the Yorkshire Dales. Why not discover its beauty by Professionally Chauffeured Limousine?
The River Wharfe rises high on the moors and winds down through remote villages until it passes Grassington and Threshfield, then on through the expansive estate of Bolton Abbey, home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
The estate’s 80 miles of footpaths weave across magnificent scenery, which once truly inspired Wordsworth and Turner. Leaving the national park, the River Wharfe flows on through the former spa resort of Ilkley and the market town of Otley, until just beyond Leeds it meets the River Aire in the Vale of York.
As well as its outstanding beauty, Wharfedale is well-known for its May festival of performing arts, now approaching its centenary year. Whatever the reason for your visit, explore Wharfedale in comfort by Professionally Chauffeured Limousine.
Otley is a friendly historic market town, set on the banks of the River Wharfe, and is probably best known for its most famous son, Thomas Chippendale. With a busy shopping centre and popular open markets, a visit to Otley complements a trip to nearby Bradford, Leeds or Harrogate. And what better way to make your day more memorable than travel by Professional Chauffeured Limousine?
Much of Otley town centre, renowned for the number and quality of its pubs, is eighteenth or nineteenth century or earlier and has Conservation Area status. The town’s Parish Church houses some of the best examples of Anglo-Danish crosses in the country. There are events throughout the year, such as the Otley Show in May, the Carnival in June, the Folk Festival in September and the Victorian Fayre in December.
The surrounding countryside provides ample scope for walking, fishing, riding and other outdoor sports. Immediately to the south of the town rises Otley Chevin, which gives magnificent views over Mid-Wharfedale and in the past provided much of the stone from which the town centre was built.
The delightful spa town of Ilkley is situated in lower Wharfedale at the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Although within easy reach of the cities of Leeds and Bradford, it is surrounded by fine unspoiled scenery. Why not make your visit even more memorable and travel in the comfort of a Professionally Chauffeured Limousine?
Nestling at the foot of its famous Moor and the Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley offers many attractions for its visitors, including the Victorian bath house, and the recently refurbished Ilkley Pool and Lido, one of the country’s last remaining outdoor public swimming pools (not surprisingly, usually open in the summer months only!)
When it comes to shopping, the discerning visitor will find everything from game to fine wine, expensive fashions to fine art. Speciality shops can be found in the Victorian parades of Brook Street and The Grove. Ilkley’s original Victorian arcade has been lovingly restored and is now an indoor shopping walkway, complete with fountain and hanging baskets.
Regular events in the town include the Ilkley Music Festival and Ilkley Literature Festival, which is renowned for attracting well known authors from all around the country each October.
For many visitors, no trip to Ilkley would be complete without a visit to Betty’s famous Yorkshire tea room. The town has a wide choice of cafes, smart bars and restaurants, including the award-winning Box Tree.
Whatever you choose to do, your Professional Chauffeured Limousine will take you home in style.