Perfectly placed near Ilkley, Harrogate and Leeds.
The village of Burley in Wharfedale is situated within the Wharfedale valley and just 3 miles from the spa town of Ilkley - voted the 'Best Place to Live' by the Sunday Times 2022.  Ideally located to the north west of Leeds city centre and just a 30 minute drive from Harrogate.

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What's in Burley in Wharfedale?

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Burley Oaks Primary School on Lanford Lane, Burley in Wharfedale received Ofsted’s highest accolade, with inspectors calling the teaching ‘extraordinary’ after a flawless inspection. The school was rated ‘Outstanding’ in June 2022. Burley and Woodhead Church of England Primary School is a single form entry school and it is listed in the top 100 English state primary schools according to ‘The Sunday Times, Parent Power Schools Guide 2022’. For younger children, the village boasts several nurseries and pre-schools. Ilkley Grammar school is classed as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The publication of The Sunday Times Parent Power guide 2023 has confirmed Ilkley Grammar School is the North of England’s highest attaining comprehensive secondary school based on GCSE results. St Mary’s, Menston is also classed as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. For independent schools, the nearest are Bradford Grammar School and Woodhouse Grove School at Apperley Bridge.
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Burley in Wharfedale is home to The Red Lion Pub and The Queens Head Inn, both are located on Main Street and are very popular. The Hermit on Moor Road is well-liked with walkers and boasts an outdoor seating area with breath taking views of the Wharfe valley. Delicious morning coffees and afternoon teas and treats can be enjoyed at the coffee shops and tea rooms in the heart of the village. In nearby Ilkley, you will find the famous Betty’s tea rooms and plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from including The Box Tree, a prestigious, award-winning restaurant.
Regular rail links from Burley in Wharfedale railway station to Leeds, Bradford and Ilkley make the village popular with commuters. The Wharfedale Line rail service also includes, Ben Rhydding, Menston and Guiseley. Burley in Wharfedale is situated approximately 13.5 miles north-west from Leeds city centre, 14.4 miles from Harrogate and 3.7 miles from the spa town of Ilkley. Leeds Bradford Airport is also within easy reach, just 6.3 miles away. Travelling by car, Burley in Wharfedale on the A65 between the towns of Ilkley and Otley.
Burley in Wharfedale is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with walks on the doorstep including the River Wharfe stepping stones at Leather Bank which cross to Asquith, Denton and beyond and the Twelve Apostles is a historical landmark high on the Burley Moor, it is a stone circle set in a spectacular location and offers some amazing views. The nearby town of Ilkley offers shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and of course the famous Betty’s tea rooms. The town also enjoys its own cinema, Kings Hall theatre, golf club, swimming pool and lido.

This idyllic location in the Wharfedale valley combined with excellent road and rail links, is what makes new homes in Burley in Wharfedale so popular.  

There are many outdoor opportunities for walking, cycling and generally enjoying the beautiful Wharfe Valley’s countryside.  With walks on the doorstep and excellent local amenities including shops, cafes, library, doctor’s surgery, park and nature reserve, it’s no wonder that the village of Burley-in-Wharfedale is the perfect place to raise a family.  There are two excellent primary schools in the village and the local secondary schools, Ilkley Grammar and St Mary’s in Menston are both classed by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’. 

Regular rail links from Burley in Wharfedale railway station to Leeds, Bradford and Ilkley make the village popular with commuters.   

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