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?

There are two excellent primary state schools in the village; Burley and Woodhead Church of England Primary School and Burley Oaks Primary School. Burley and Woodhead, a single form entry school, is home to one of four English Hubs based in Yorkshire, it is also listed in the top 100 English state primary schools according to ‘The Sunday Times, Parent Power Schools Guide 2022’. Burley Oaks Primary School on Langford Lane, is a two form entry school and rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the school’s ethos is to ‘Belong, Believe and Achieve’. The local independent preparatory school, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery, is set in a magnificent Victorian building called Greystone Manor, the manor grounds provide the school with excellent sports fields and outdoor facilities.
Ilkley Grammar School is a comprehensive academy rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and ranked seventh place in the top twenty state secondary schools in ‘The North’ according to ‘The Sunday Times, Parent Power Schools Guide 2022’. Located on Cowpasture Road in Ilkley, the school is easily accessed via bus or train from Burley in Wharfedale. St. Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy is an 11-18 mixed secondary school and sixth form and rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Skipton Girl’s High School is a secondary school and sixth form, situated in the heart of the town of Skipton, North Yorkshire. It’s a highly successful school with high aspirations for every student. Ermysted’s Grammar School is a selective grammar school for boys aged 11-18 in Skipton and the surrounding areas. Skipton Girl’s and Ermysted’s came in second and third place respectively, in the top twenty state secondary schools in ‘The North’ according to ‘The Sunday Times, Parent Power Schools Guide 2022’.
Burley in Wharfedale train station runs regular services to Leeds City Centre, Bradford Foster Square and Ilkley. Travelling by car, the A660 runs from Leeds which then connects to the A65 to Burley in Wharfedale. Ilkley is less than 4 miles away and Harrogate is just a 30 minutes’ drive via the B6161. Leeds Bradford Airport is 6 ½ miles from Burley in Wharfedale on the A660
The Twelve Apostles is a historical landmark high on the Burley Moor. It is a stone circle that is approximately half an hour’s walk away from the Cow and Calf rocks car park. It’s well worth a walk here as it is set in a spectacular location and offers some amazing views of the surrounding landscape. Burley in Wharfedale is surrounded by fantastic countryside, with riverside walks on the doorstep. The River Wharfe stepping stones at Leather Bank cross to Asquith, Denton and beyond. The famous Cow and Calf is a large rock formation consisting of an outcrop and boulder, so named because one is large, with the smaller one sitting close to it, like a cow and calf. Also known as Hangingstone Rocks. Situated opposite the iconic rocks is The Cow and Calf hotel and pub, which offers awe-inspiring views.

This idyllic location in the Wharfedale valley combined with excellent transport links (both road and rail) is what makes new homes in Burley-in-Wharfedale so popular.

With regards to secondary schools in the area, Bradford Grammar School, is an outstanding independent day school, which believes in providing every opportunity for its Junior and Senior pupils, it came third place in the top twenty independent schools in ‘The North’ according to ‘The Sunday Times’.  The Grammar School at Leeds and Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge, also came within the top twenty independent schools in ‘The North’. 

With 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.

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