St Mary’s Close, Ilkley has 20 two bed apartments for independent living. This development has local shops all within walking distance. They include a bakery, fish and chip shop and newsagent. The main town centre is a short bus journey away.
A professional on-site manager looks after buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs, as well as helping you to access further help and support if you need it.
Ilkley lies mainly on the south bank of the River Wharfe in Wharfedale and is part of the glorious Yorkshire Dales. It is a prosperous town with shops that sell everything from game, fine wine, expensive fashions and fine art. The town's original Victorian arcade has been restored to its fine glory as an indoor shopping walkway complete with a fountain and hanging baskets.
Places of interest
Public facilities include the Ilkley Lido with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and outdoor tennis courts as well as other facilities to enjoy. There is a wide variety of sports clubs and facilities in and around Ilkley including golf, tennis and squash.
Ilkley's rural surroundings attract walkers and cyclists to the area. The landmark Cow and Calf rocks, which overlook the town on Ilkley Moor, consist of a large outcrop, which allegedly imitates a cow, and a boulder, which imitates a calf. The Old Bridge just outside the town centre is the official start to the Dales Way, an 84-mile walk that finishes in Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District
Ilkley is 12 miles north of Bradford on the A65, which runs between Leeds and Kendal. There are two railway stations, Ilkley and Ben Rhydding. These connect locally to Bolton Abbey, Skipton and Otley as well as meeting the main Leeds to Harrogate line at Arthington.
Buses run to Bradford, Keighley, Skipton, Malham and Otley. The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport.
Distance to GP: 1 miles
Distance to shop: 0.02 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.02 miles
Distance to Post Office: 1 miles