Otley and Our Venue

Otley is a friendly down-to-earth market town that bridges cosmopolitan Leeds and the picturesque Yorkshire Dales.

Wesley Hall

Boroughgate, LS21 1AG

The building is a church hall located just the next door of Otley Methodist Church.

Our town was a favourite destination of John Wesley as he journeyed across the UK. He writes about preaching in the marketplace on to a crowd that responded enthusiastically and, on another occasion he describes a drunken riot taking place!

All Saints Parish Church

Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HW

The first church building on the site was Anglo Saxon but only the foundations still remain. A Norman church was built over those foundations during the 11th century, and this forms the present day chancel. It was enlarged in about 1240 by the addition of a wide nave, a north and south transept and a plain unbuttressed tower. Further additions and modifications took place during later centuries, including the magnificent stained-glass East Window in 1851.

Getting to Otley

By bus

Regular bus services from Leeds, Ilkley, Keighley and Harrogate. Full timetables are available on wymetro.com. From Leeds take the X84 which is a fast bus service and the 33(A) goes more slowly via Kirkstall. There are several services from Ilkley, including the X84, 62 and X52. From Keighley it’s the 62 and the X52 to and from from Harrogate.

By train

Ten minutes by connecting bus from Menston train station with regular trains from Leeds, Bradford and Ilkley. Full timetables for the Wharfedale Line are available here.

By road

Otley lies around 10 miles north-west of Leeds on the A660 and has easy connections from Bradford (A658), Harrogate (A658) and the Yorkshire Dales (A65). It is signposted from the A1 trunk road at Junction 45 (A659) and can be reached from the M62 via Leeds or Bradford.

Car parking

There are several car parks around the town centre. They are well-signposted and all within easy walking distance of the centre. All are FREE on Sundays.

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