find us

the Sanctuary's centre is located right in the heart of the UK - in the beautiful spa town of Ilkley, West Yorkshire 

Ilkley is just 30 mins from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate. The Sanctuary is right in the centre of the town on the A65, a five minute walk away from excellent rail links and free parking.


Our address: 6 Church Street, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 9DS

By train: Trains run daily twice an hour to and from Leeds and Bradford main stations and take just 30 minutes. Connections throughout the UK can be made in Leeds or Bradford. For information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit their website

When you arrive at Ilkley train station, come out past the post office onto Springs Lane, turn right and then right again onto Brook Street. Then walk down Brook Street until you reach the traffic lights, where you'll see All Saints' Church across the other side of the road. Turn left at the traffic lights down Church Street and you'll find the Sanctuary on the right-hand side, a couple of doors down from All Saints' Church.

By car: Ilkley is on the A65, which runs from Leeds to Skipton. Leeds, Harrogate and Bradford are all a 30-minute drive away, as are the A1, M1 and M62. Use the Sanctuary's postcode (LS29 9DS) if using a route-finder or sat nav to find us.

There is no parking available at the Sanctuary, but free parking is available less than five minutes walk away on New Brook Street or Bridge Lane (both beside the park), as well as in other roads in the centre of town. There is also a pay and display car park off Brook Street.

By Bus: Buses run daily from across Yorkshire. Call Metroline on 0113 245 7676 for timetables. Or visit West Yorkshire Metro to find out more. 

By Bike: You can bring your bike on most trains from Leeds or Bradford, or if you're an enthusiastic cyclist, Ilkley is a pleasant bike ride out of either city. We don't have any bike stands, but there are a few places to lock up your bike in Manor Yard (behind the Sanctuary).

Ilkley Tourist Information Centre: For information on hotels, restaurants, places to visit, hikes and walks around Ilkley and the Dales, travel to and from Ilkley and lots more, call 01943 602319. Alternatively, visit here to find out about accommodation online.