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Keighley (pronounced "keeth-lee") is a town in the English county of West Yorkshire, north-west of Bradford in the Aire Valley. The name is of Saxon origin, meaning "Cyhha's farm or clearing"


Get in[edit]

Keighley Railway Station has half-hourly services from Leeds (journey time around 30 minutes), which links it to the high-speed national network. It also has frequent trains from Bradford Forster Square (20 minutes) and Skipton (15 minutes), as well as infrequent services from Carlisle, Morecambe and London Kings Cross.

Keighley Bus Station is served by routes to and from many West Yorkshire and East Lancashire towns and cities, as well as some National Express services (including to/from London).

The nearest motorway connections to Keighley are the end of the M606 south of Bradford and the end of the M65 in Colne.

Keighley is 15 miles by road from Leeds Bradford International Airport - the journey is also possible by bus from the airport to Shipley and then continuing to Keighley by train. Manchester International Airport is 60 miles away, from where Keighley can also be reached by rail, changing at Leeds.

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  • East Riddlesden Hall [1], Bradford Road, 1 mile NE of Keighley on S side of the Bradford Road in Riddlesden, close to Leeds & Liverpool Canal. A629 relief road from Shipley and Skipton signed for East Riddlesden Hall; open 19 February-30 October 2011 Mo-We, Sa-Su 10:30-16:30, shop and tearoom only 5 November - 18 December 11-4; admission adults £5.10, children £2.60, family £11.60, NT members free - owned and maintained by the National Trust, East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th century manor house found in the outskirts of Keighley in the now-absorbed village of East Riddlesden. Features include gardens, the Rose Window, a Great Barn recently opened to the public, a Priest's Hole and 5 ghosts (including the Grey Lady).
  • Cliffe Castle Museum [2]
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway [3]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Order from Amicos. Or if you're feeling lazy, Pizza/China/India/Africa ranch. Then take it back to Sean's and eat it whilst playing pro evo/listening to The Prodigy.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Boltmakers Arms, 117 East Parade, 01535 661936. Traditional pub which serves a range of draught beers from Keighley's largest brewery, Timothy Taylor. Two small rooms with a cosy, friendly atmosphere.

Get out[edit]

Keighley is an easy place to leave, fortunately. It is well-placed for day trips to Haworth, Skipton and Hebden Bridge. There are excellent walks nearby, from an easy stroll along towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to a more strenuous ramble on the famous Ilkley Moor.

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