Otley is at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales - nestling on either side of the River Wharfe which meanders through the town.
The 'Chevin' provides bridle paths, nature walks and forest trails whilst Wharfe Meadows Park alongside the river attracts boaters, anglers and picnickers.
Otley attracts a variety of visitors, particularly those with an interest in history and the arts. Chippendale, Wesley and Turner are all names associated with the town. Turner painted much of the surrounding area while staying at 'Farley Hall'.
Thomas Chippendale (the famous furniture maker) is reputed to have been born in the town and details of his life can be found in Otley Museum. It is in the Museum that Otley's part to the growth of the printing industry is also graphically presented.
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