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The market town of Otley is situated 10 miles north of the City of Leeds. Situated on the River Wharfe, Otley is steeped in history dating back to 1222 when King Henry III granted the first Royal Charter. The town is famous for its street markets held on Fridays and Saturdays with additional Tuesday markets during summer months.

The town, dominated by Otley Chevin is an area of outstanding beauty which attracts outdoor lovers of all types. The River Wharfe also provides leisure activities for the many visitors.

The town is steeped in history and many Victorian and Georgian buildings are well preserved. The streets throughout the centre are connected by numerous alley ways and modern day architecture in traditional styling has helped to create a vibrant shopping area. All Saints Parish Church has an early 14th century tower and a Norman period doorway.

Otley was the birthplace of famous furniture maker Thomas Chippindale who learnt his trade from his father in the town.

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1 Looking over Otley from direction of Chevin Road 2 Otley Market Place and the open air market 3 Otley All Saints Church 4 Otley All Saints Church
5 Queen Victoria memorial in Market Place 6 Kirkgate and the open air street market 7 Statue of Thomas Chippindale 8 Kirkgate
9 10 Bridge Street looking towards the River 11 Modern shopping area in Otley back street 12 Market Square from Boroughgate
13 Former wool dressers house with hoist to upper floor 14 One of the numerous alley ways in Otley 15 River Wharfe Bridge Street 16 Market Street