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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.

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Cow and Calf rocks on Ilkley Moor

Snow on rocks,  Ilkley Moor

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Cow and Calf rocks, Ilkley

Ilkley Town

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White Wells, Ilkley Moor

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.

White Wells from Ilkley Moor

Ilkley Town from the moor

Ilkley Old Bridge
River Wharfe at Ilkley

River Wharfe at Ilkley, from the Old Bridge

Ilkley Old Bridge

Cow and Calf hotel, Ilkley Moor

Cow and Calf hotel, Ilkley Moor