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Otley is a market town in the English county of West Yorkshire.


Get in[edit]

Otley is well served by bus routes from the nearby cities of Leeds and Bradford. Coming from Leeds using public transport the fastest and most convenient service is the X84 bus. There is also a regular bus service (the 757) between Leeds and Otley that goes via the airport. The nearest train station is in the neighbouring town of Guisley, which has connecting bus services to Otley town centre. Driving is likely to be the most convenient option though, given the pricing of the buses and trains.

Coming from Leeds using public transport the fastest and most convenient service is the X84 bus.

Get around[edit]

As Otley is a comparably small town (population around 14,000) you can see and visit most of the main points of the town on foot. However, there are bus services that serve Otley and the surrounding towns that can be used to get to the more outlying parts. All the bus services stop at the bus station.


  • 1 Museum. with Thomas Chippendale furniture Otley Museum on Wikipedia Otley Museum (Q7108887) on Wikidata
  • Yorkshire Dales - Otley is situated in the shadow of the Chevin (pronounced "Shevin"), just a little too small to class as a mountain. The view from the top is a welcome reward for the scenic walk up the hill, taking you through the forests, heather and fields.
  • Cattle Markets, Tuesday & Thursday
  • Street Markets, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday - Held in the town's market square and surrounding streets.





Otley is frequented by a great number of small cafes selling the usual sandwiches, drinks and small snacks, as well a small number of nice restaurants and fast food outlets.


Otley holds the record for the most pubs per person for any place in the UK. Although recent years have seen some of these close down due to competition, there are still around 15 pubs, mostly in the centre. The most popular are the Rose and Crown and The Junction. Otley's high number of pubs makes it appealing to many for a night out.


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