The county of West Yorkshire in the north of England is famous for being the home of great cities such as Leeds and Huddersfield, and for its industrial heritage that has been largely reclaimed, cleaned up and put on display for an appreciative public. The 'dark satanic mills' have come and gone, but the magnificent landscape of West Yorkshire, despite Blake's gloomy forebodings, remains as unchanged and dramatic as it ever was.
From the slopes of the Pennines in the east to the moors made famous by the Bronte sisters at Haworth in the west of the county, the whole region is renowned for its variety of pristine landscapes. If you're booked in to a West Yorkshire hotel or guesthouse in the neighbourhood of Ilkley and Keighley, be sure to visit Ilkley Moor, one of Yorkshire's natural gems.
West Yorkshire Hotels for Ilkley Moor
Ilkley Moor is famous for its dramatic surroundings and commands panoramic views across the whole region. With the pretty spa town of Ilkley close by, this is a wonderful spot to visit from your hotel in West Yorkshire, to enjoy a family picnic in unspoilt surroundings or a day trekking across a unique landscape. One of the few remaining lidos in the United Kingdom is at Ilkley, so if you're interested in plenty of fresh air and exercise combined with a rare touch of the ambience of a traditional Victorian spa town, this is the place to come.
A Day on Ilkley Moor with West Yorkshire Hotels
The Yorkshire Dales is one of the most beautiful parts of a county that is not short on natural attractions. If your West Yorkshire hotel happens to be near Ilkley you'll be perfectly situated to enjoy all that this breath-taking region has to offer. There are walking trails across the moor, and local landmarks include rock carvings and artificial formations made by prehistoric inhabitants of the area. A retired policeman even (allegedly!) saw an alien spaceship here in 1987, so Ilkley Moor is a bit of a mysterious place to say the least!