Parts of the All Saintís parish church, in the heart of the village, date back a thousand years. The church houses some of the best examples of Anglo-Danish crosses in the country.
Immediately to the south of Otley, a short but steep walk from the town centre, rises Otley Chevin. This is a large area of moorland and woodland which dominates the town and which gives magnificent views over Mid-Wharfedale. Here the stone was obtained for many of Otley's buildings.
J. M. W. Turner the famous artist, was a regular visitor to Otley when he stayed at Farnley Hall, and he painted many local landscapes and views for his patrons, the Horton-Fawkes family.OS grid reference SE 205 455
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Born in OtleyThomas Chippendale, the renowned cabinet-maker and furniture designer, was born in Otley in 1718. His statue stands in Manor Square next to the old Prince Henry's Grammar School that he once attended.
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