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Live the life

Located in Yorkshire just a short drive from Ilkley and Leeds, Menston is a rural village surrounded by countryside and within easy reach of city centre amenities and attractions. From museums to parks, railway lines and theatres, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained close to your new home in Menston Ilkley. 

Things to see and do

While Menston is a small village, there’s lots to see and do in the surrounding areas, whether you’re enjoying a swim at Shipley Pool or Ilkley Pool and Lido, taking a walk through Riverside Gardens or watching a show at the King’s Hall theatre.

If you’re moving to Menston with children in tow, there are lots of great kid-friendly attractions to explore including Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Ilkley Toy Museum, Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel and Hesketh Farm Park. For walks with the family, the Dales Way is ideal for a relaxing weekend stroll.

For those who like to keep fit, you can practice your swing at Otley Golf Club, or go hiking and cycling in the Yorkshire Dales National Park or Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you want to spend some time in the city, Leeds is home to Trinity Leeds shopping centre, the Royal Armouries Museum and the Grand Theatre.

Other places of interest nearby include the independent shops in Saltaire, Ilkley Manor House and Museum, Bolton Abbey Estate in Skipton, and Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.


For families living in Menston, there are lots of excellent schools to choose from for children of all ages. Outstanding schools in the local area include Tranmere Park Primary School, Burley Oaks Primary School Ilkley Grammar School and St Mary’s Menston, a Catholic Voluntary Academy. Woodhouse Grove School provides independent education nearby, while you can study for a degree at

Getting to Menston Ilkley

Menston is a 15 minute drive from Ilkley and just 30 minutes from Leeds, ideal if you’re commuting into the city each day. There’s also a train station in the village, with the journey to Leeds city centre taking just 15 minutes. The village is around 20 minutes from Bradford by either car or train, and a 30 minute drive from Harrogate.

Travelling further afield, the journey from London to Menston takes around two hours 30 minutes by train with one change in Leeds, while Leeds Bradford Airport is only a 15 minute drive from the village, ideal for getting your holiday or business trip off to a hassle-free start. 

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