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.
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 beautiful Victorian architecture, wide winding streets and pretty floral displays, the spa town of Ilkley lies just two miles from Audley Clevedon and Ben Rhydding. Lured by its magnificent history and wonderful location, Ilkley has long been a destination for famous Britons. Charles Darwin rented accommodation in the town to escape attention prior to the publication of his Origin of the Species, and author Jilly Cooper and gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh grew up in the shadow of the Cow and Calf rocks, a famous rock formation on the Ilkley Moor.
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.
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.