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, bistro, lounge/library, swimming pool and health & wellbeing centre.
The luxury apartments enjoy 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.
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 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. Author Jilly Cooper and one of the UK's most celebrated gardeners Alan Titchmarsh, also both 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. It is one of the most beautiful places in England.
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.
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.
The unofficial capital of Yorkshire is an inspiring city with a vibrant, modern life and rich industrial past. The journey to or from Audley Clevedon takes about 40min.
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