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The Romans had a station here called ‘Olicana’. The Cow and Calf Rocks on the moors
above the town are a popular attraction and there are Bronze and Iron Age carved
stones to be found nearby.
Cow and Calf rocks on Ilkley Moor
Snow on rocks, Ilkley Moor
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White Wells is a remaining link with Ilkley’s past as a spa town.
Charles Darwin underwent hydropathic treatment at Wells House around the time his
book ’On the Origin of Species’ was published in November 1859.
Ilkley Town from the moor
River Wharfe at Ilkley, from the Old Bridge
Ilkley Old Bridge
Cow and Calf hotel, Ilkley Moor