Information about Parking in Ilkley
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Situated in West Yorkshire, Ilkey is a historic market town near the city of Bradford. The picturesque town of Ilkley can be found in the Wharfe Valley at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales. Famous in the 19th century as a spa town, you can visit Ilkley to be surrounded by fresh air, moorland and beautiful countryside.
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Ilkley Parking Statistics
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Parking in Ilkley
Parking in Ilkley requires a little advance planning to ensure a stress free experience.
There are three car parks available in Ilkley, operated by Bradford Council. Parking fees and opening times vary, so be sure to check signs for the car park you choose.
South Hawksworth Street car park has 178 parking spaces, with 16 designated disabled parking bays. There is no height restriction in the car park and it is open 24 hours. Parking charges apply at all times, including weekends and Bank Holidays. However, there is some variation in the parking charge tariff depending on when you are parking and how long for. From 8am to 6pm, the tariff ranges from £1 for 1 hour, with an extra £1 for each additional hour, to a maximum stay of 6 hours for £6. From 6pm to midnight, there is a flat parking rate of £1.
Railway Road car park has 21 parking spaces, with 2 designated disabled parking bays. There is no height restriction in the car park and it is open 24 hours. Parking charges apply at all times, including weekends and Bank Holidays. However, there is some variation in the parking charge tariff depending on when you are parking and how long for. From 8am to 6pm, the tariff ranges from £1 for 1 hour, £2 for 2 hours, and up to £3 for 3 hours. Parking for longer than 3 hours is permitted and this will cost you £5. From 6pm to midnight, there is a flat parking rate of £1.
Wharfe View Road car park has 30 parking spaces, with 2 designated disabled parking bays. There is no height restriction in the car park and it is open 24 hours. Parking charges apply at all times, including weekends and Bank Holidays. However, there is some variation in the parking charge tariff depending on when you are parking and how long for. From 8am to 6pm, the tariff ranges from £1 for 1 hour, £2 for 2 hours, and up to £3 for 3 hours. Parking for longer than 3 hours is permitted and this will cost you £5. From 6pm to midnight, there is a flat parking rate of £1.
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Ilkley Airport parking
The nearest airport to Ilkley is Leeds Bradford airport. There are a range of parking options on site, including long-stay and short-stay.
Parking at Leeds Bradford airport can be expensive, and as such, travellers and airport employees like to use alternative options for airport parking. You may want to consider browsing the options available at YourParkingSpace. We have short term and long term options available within easy access of the airport.
There are plenty of things for all the family to see and do in Ilkley. The town is famous for Ilkely moor. Visitors will find themselves on the doorstep of beautiful countryside, perfect for summer time strolls and rambles. Ilkley is also the home of one of the largest cycling clubs in the country. There is a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants in Ilkley, as well as lots of independent stores selling everything you could want, including gifts, vintage clothes and books.
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Ilkley train station is managed by Northern Trains. There are regular services to and from the stations, offering connections to destinations across the country.
There are a number of bus routes running in and around Ilkley, offering a friendly and efficient service to local destinations and further afield. Buses from Ilkley run to Otley, Leeds, Skipton, Grassington, Keighley, Harrogate, Leeds Bradford airport, and nearby villages.
Disabled Parking in Ilkley
The Blue Badge scheme is for people with severe mobility problems or those who are registered blind.
There are designated disabled parking bays in all three of the car parks in Ilkley. You must ensure that your Blue Badge is clearly displayed. Blue Badge holders can park in Ilkley car parks free of charge for the maximum time that the car park allows.
There are 2 electric vehicle charging points available in Ilkley. These are located at:
- Best Western Rombalds Hotel, West View, Wells Road
- Booths Ilkley, Leeds Road
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Overnight stays are permitted in the car parks in Ilkley. A reduced parking tariff is in place overnight for Ilkley parking, with a flat parking fee of £1 between 6pm to midnight. The parking charges are the same on weekends and Bank Holidays as they are during the week.
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Do I need to display a Blue Badge to park in a disabled parking bay?
Yes, you do. Remember to always display your Blue Badge clearly to avoid hefty fines.
Can I park overnight in Ilkley car parks?
Yes, overnight parking is permitted in Ilkley car parks. A reduced parking tariff of only £1 is in place between 6pm to midnight.
How far away is Leeds Bradford airport from Ilkley?
Leeds Bradford airport is just under 10 miles away from Ilkley, taking about 20 to 30 minutes journey by road.
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Latest Ilkley parking reviews
Great little parking spot, close to central Ilkley. Ideal for an overnight stay as it felt safer than parking in the public car park.Alan
Easy to find and get to despite the road closures. Fitted my Mitsubishi ASX in. Anything bigger the space would be too small.Stephanie
This space is definitely only for 'medium' or smaller cars due to the railings, and leaving access to the stairs. My Nissan Leaf was slightly overhanging into the footpath, but not causing a blockage and I would park here again.. Very handy for Ilkley town centre (5 min walk) or a walk along the river ( there is a cut through at the bottom of Alexandra Crescent before the road bears left). I paid £2 for 4 hours which was half the price of the town centre car park (and saved having to download another parking app and the associated hassle). Other street parking was available for £2 but restricted to 2 hours. The hedge could do with a trim to make getting in and out of the drivers door easier ;-)Mark
The perfect solution to Ilkley Council's visitor unfriendly parking policy.Howard
The parking was lovely and central.Mary