Manor House Ilkley
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The Manor House will be open on Saturdays and
Sundays from 10am-4pm
Please use the following link to access news on the Ilkley Manor House Trust website
Getting in gear for the Tour de Yorkshire!

There's just over a week to go before Tour de Yorkshire comes to Ilkley and the Manor House will be celebrating with our very own Cycling Event. 

Join us to discover more about the history of cycling, Ilkley cycling past and cycling costumes. Find out about how in the 1900's the Robinsons, a tenant family at Manor House ran a Cycle Café & offered accommodation for visiting cyclists. 

This family friendly event has lots to do and see - no matter what the weather next Friday might do! There is a host of craft activities themed around bicycles, including a build your own paper cut out bicycle!

For weary cyclists and non-cyclists alike we have a great coffee stall and refreshments in our cottage in the courtyard, as well as the Michelle from the Wellness Mission offer mini therapeutic sessions. Bike Rack available for those arriving by bike.

So whether you are visiting on foot or by bike come along between 10.30am – 4pm to discover more about the Manor House's links to Ilkley's cycling past. 
'Manor House is a jewel in Ilkley's crown' say Alan Titchmarsh

Over 300 visitors joined celebrated gardener Mr Alan Titchmarsh on a warm, sunny spring at the official launching of the new Ilkley Manor House Trust on Thursday 5th April as he rallied people to get behind what he described as 'the jewel in the crown of Ilkley'

There was plenty to do including creative and heritage activities that the Manor House will be offering in the future: children and families enjoyed playing street games in the courtyard, dressing up in historical costumes and making pomanders.  Visitors joined Mr Titchmarsh, children from his former primary school and members of Outside the Box gardening group as they planted herb baskets.  

We were absolutely delighted by the number of visitors who came to the Open Day and we would like to thank all those groups, organisations and individuals who supported the event and made it such a success.  
Thank you for your support in getting us here.
And for pictures of Alan on April 5 go to
 Would you like to join our fantastic group of volunteers? 
If you are interested in supporting the Manor House and in helping with stewarding, looking after the inside and outside of the Manor House and contributing to events that are held at the Manor House, we would love to hear from you!  

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The Friends of the Manor House  registered charity number 1047823
Last Updated on Monday, 07 May 2018 09:29