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At the centre of Audley Clevedon retirement village, you will find Clevedon House. What was once a Victorian schoolhouse for boys is now the carefully restored centrepiece building, re-built stone by stone to house the acclaimed Clevedon Restaurant, the bistro, lounge/library, swimming pool and health & wellbeing centre as well as luxury apartments with views over the spectacular Wharfe Valley, which boasts a variety of rare wildlife. You can even go and select your own fresh produce from a local farm.

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Nearby area

Despite its rural northern location, Audley Clevedon is within an hour’s drive of Leeds, York and the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, each with a unique offering for visitors. The beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park is also right on the doorstep of the village.

With a gorgeous Victorian architecture the town of Ilkley is in just two miles away from Audley Clevedon and Ben Rhydding. Having a glorious history, it has long been a destination for famous Britons. Charles Darwin for example found Ilkley to be a perfect location to hide and escape attention prior to the publication of his Origin of the Species. Jilly Cooper and Alan Titchmarsh grew up in the shadow of the Cow and Calf rocks, a famous rock formation on the Ilkley Moor.

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Ilkley Moor

Ilkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley in West Yorkshire, England. It rises to 402 m above sea level and is well known from the Yorkshire "county anthem" On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at. Ilkley Moor is the perfect place to dive into Yorkshire wildlife and enjoy panoramic views. The moor is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its upland habitat for ground-nesting birds.

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Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey in nearby Wharfedale takes its name from the ruins of the 12th century Augustinian monastery now known as Bolton Priory.

Visitors can explore the ruins of the Priory, and enjoy walks along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths.

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Harewood House

Harewood House sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. The house was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in Britain. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions of contemporary art, rare bird garden, farm experience and over 100 acres of exquisite gardens to explore. It is one of the most beautiful places in England.

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Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle is a medieval castle in Skipton, North Yorkshire. The castle was built in 1090 by Robert de Romille and has been preserved for over 900 years. It is noticeable that even following the Royalist defeat at the Battle of Marston Moor (1644) Skipton Castle remained defiant.

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The Brontë Parsonage Museum

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is a writer's house museum maintained by the Brontë Society in honour of the Brontë sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne. It is the Brontë family home, displaying personal items, manuscripts and letters by the literary sisters.

© Image subject to copyright John H Darch and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Cliffe Castle

Cliffe Castle was originally the spectacular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield.

The house is now a large museum with a wide variety of displays. Entrance to the museum is free of charge.

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