Yellow AA road sign showing way to Festival venue

Festival Venues:

Ilkley is on the A65, which runs from Leeds to Skipton.  Leeds, Harrogate and Bradford are a 30-minute drive away.

Bradford Council have recently introduced new parking regulations in Ilkley, including on street parking charges and residents only parking in many central areas.

If you are not already familiar with the new regulations, we strongly recommend having a look at the information about On Street Car Parking and Car Parks in advance of your visit to the Festival to avoid any disruption.

The Festival is easy to get to by public transport – just 30 mins by train from Leeds or Bradford – and Ilkley is small enough to walk round. Help us reduce our carbon footprint!

By Train

Trains run daily twice an hour to and from Leeds and Bradford main stations and take just 30 minutes. Connections throughout the UK can be made in Leeds.  For information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or go to

By Bus

Buses run daily from across Yorkshire.  Call Metroline on 0113 245 7676 for timetables.  Or go to

By Bike

You can bring your bike on most trains from Leeds or Bradford, or Ilkley is a pleasant bike ride out of the city. Try the back lane route from Otley through Askwith.

By Air

Leeds/Bradford International airport is a 15 minutes drive away.  Regular flights run to major cities throughout the UK and beyond.  For information call 0113 250 9696 or go to

More information about our venues, including information about access, can be found here.

Ilkley Tourist Information Centre

For information on hotels, restaurants, places to visit, hikes and walks around Ilkley and the Dales, travel to and from Ilkley and lots more.

Tel: 01943 602319