A warm welcome for travel groups in Otley
Otley provides a warm welcome for group and coach tours visiting the town to see our fabulous history, visit our amazing shops and market, take in tours of our film locations, or enjoy the surrounding great outdoors where national heroes such as the Brownlee Brothers and Lizzie Deignan have trained.
Arrival and departure
Otley welcomes group and coach travel and we can provide an on-board welcome and wave-off for coaches on request. Where possible, the welcome will be provided by the Otley Bellman or a local volunteer in his stead. The person providing the welcome will also be able to provide tourism information, including leaflets, about the town. To request a welcome from the bellman, please click here to email a request
Chocolate tasting and short tours (subject to availability) can be arranged on request with Trevor Backhouse of Otley’s award-winning chocolatiers Patisserie Viennoise. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a visit.
There are two coach drop-off points on Boroughgate, LS21 1AG, in the centre of town. One is outside Argos and one immediately opposite – both places display maps of Otley to make it easier for visitors to find their way around.
There are three coach parking spaces on Cattle Market Street, LS21 1RW. These are for long-term parking and are free of charge. There are regular traffic warden patrols in the week to ensure these are not occupied by other vehicles.
There are public conveniences with disabled access in Orchard Gate, LS21 3NX, and Wharfemeadows Park, Farnley Ln, Otley LS21 2RW. Many of the town cafes, pubs and restaurants offer disabled facilities.
There is shelter at Otley Bus Station, across the road from the coach pick-up/drop-off points.
Coach driver facilities & £5 driver voucher
Coach drivers are welcome to use the public facilities above. Otley offers a £5 voucher scheme for coach drivers to spend in participating cafes and take away shops. To obtain a voucher, please click here to email Jane Chidley at Otley Town Partnership or call 01943-851204.
We sincerely hope you will have a pleasant stay in Otley. For those requiring immediate or emergency services, please dial 999. For any comments or queries regarding your experience in Otley, please contact Suzanne Kidger in writing by clicking here. We take all comments seriously and will respond within 28 days.