Visit Keighley - Industrial town set amidst beautiful Bronte country

Keighley is a pretty town, nestled between the charming countryside of Airedale and the Haworth Moorland, which is very much Bronte country.

The surrounding region is very picturesque, and Keighley has a fascinating industrial and artistic heritage. If you’re visiting soon, be sure to check out the Keighley weather forecast.

Discover Keighley

The town is a terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage steam line which has been lovingly restored and which featured in the film of The Railway Children.

The stunning landscapes of Cliffe Castle Park form the backdrop to this town – a treasure trove for history buffs and nature lovers alike. With its friendly locals, diverse shopping scene, and a variety of dining options, Keighley promises an engaging experience for every visitor.

Accommodation in Keighley

Three places to consider staying in Keighley are below. We also have dedicated pages for hotels in Keighley and B&Bs in Keighley. Browse the full list here.

Picture of 1 Stansfield Mews

1 Stansfield Mews

Keighley, BD20 8EH, United Kingdom

5 Woodville Terrace

Keighley, BD22 9AX, United Kingdom

126 Main Street

Keighley, BD20 8NR, United Kingdom

Bull Hill Cottage

Keighley, BD22 9NF, United Kingdom

Moldy Warp Barn

Keighley, BD22 9RT, United Kingdom

Wesley Cottage, Keighley

Keighley, BD21 5EH, United Kingdom

Townend Cottage

Keighley, BD22 8ER, United Kingdom

The Works

Keighley, BD20 8FG, United Kingdom

The Thyme House

Keighley, BD22 8EN, United Kingdom

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Fact Pack – Keighley, West Yorkshire

  1. Keighley is a town and civil parish within the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
  2. The town is situated on the south bank of the River Aire, in the Aire Valley.
  3. Keighley was historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
  4. The town’s name is pronounced “Keith-ley” and it is believed to mean “Cyhha’s farm or clearing”.
  5. Keighley has a population of over 56,000 people, making it one of the larger towns in West Yorkshire.
  6. The town is known for its significant contribution to the textile and manufacturing industries during the Industrial Revolution.
  7. Keighley has a railway station on the Airedale Line, providing connections to Leeds, Bradford, and Skipton and the nearby town of Shipley.
  8. The town is home to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage steam railway that was used in the film “The Railway Children”.
  9. Keighley has a number of listed buildings, including the East Riddlesden Hall, a 17th-century manor house now owned by the National Trust.
  10. The town also hosts an annual arts festival known as the Keighley Arts and Film Festival.

Keighley on the Map

Keighley is between Bradford and Skipton on the A650 / A629 road.

FAQs About Keighley

Where is Keighley located?

Keighley is located in West Yorkshire, England. It’s situated about 11 miles northwest of Bradford.

What are some notable attractions in Keighley, West Yorkshire?

Some notable attractions in Keighley include the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Cliffe Castle Museum, and East Riddlesden Hall. The town is also known for its beautiful countryside and walking trails.

What is the population of Keighley, West Yorkshire?

As of the last census, the population of Keighley was approximately 56,000 people.

Where Next after Keighley?

After visiting the charming town of Keighley in West Yorkshire, there are several nearby locations that are worth exploring. Head to West Bolton Abbey or the Bronte Parsonage up the road at Haworth to see two world-class historical attractions.

You could head to the historic city of Bradford, known for its rich industrial heritage and vibrant cultural scene. The National Science and Media Museum and the stunning Alhambra Theatre are must-visit spots in Bradford. Alternatively, you could venture to the picturesque town of Ilkley, famous for its moorland and Victorian architecture. Don’t miss the chance to hike up to the Cow and Calf Rocks for a breathtaking view.

All these locations are within a short drive from Keighley and offer a diverse range of experiences in the heart of Yorkshire.