Otley is just 10 minutes by car from Leeds Bradford Airport.
The A65 runs north west from Leeds in Yorkshire via Kirkstall, Horsforth, Yeadon, Guiseley, Otley, Ilkley and Skipton, passes west of Settle, then continues through Ingleton and Kirkby Lonsdale before terminating at Kendal in Cumbria.
For primary education in Otley, Ashfield Primary School is a popular choice. It has been Ofsted rated good and offers high quality nursery care and primary education. There’s also Otley All Saints C of E & St Joseph’s Catholic primary school to choose from as well.
Prince Henry's Grammar School is Ofsted rated good as of 2017. It has a rich and long history stretching back to 1607 and today the school remains at the forefront of educational progress. It is a popular choice for secondary and sixth form education in Burley-in-Wharfedale.
Set in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Wharfe, Buon Apps River Lounge and Italian Restaurant brings an authentic taste of Italy into the village of Otley. Popular among locals and visitors alike, Buon Apps is known for its relaxed atmosphere, outdoor terrace and stunning views.
Wharfe meadows Park lies alongside the River Wharfe and has beautiful gardens where you can take a leisurely walk, go on the river on a boat or pedalo, or just sit and watch the world go by. For family groups there is the extensive playground complete with a snug cafe serving everything from tea to ice cream. For older children there are the added attractions of a skateboard park and the recently installed outdoor gym.
Otley Chevin is a prominent natural feature rising steeply above the town. The 180 hectares of the Chevin Forest Park are crisscrossed by paths and there are facilities for walking, mountain biking, picnicking or simply enjoying the great outdoors. It’s perfect for active family day out.
Otley sailing club run regular family sailing sessions and junior training leading to the RYA Junior Sailing Awards. They also host a full racing programme on Sunday’s throughout March to November and puts on a variety of social events throughout the year.