Otley has a dedicated website Visit Otley for visitors and residents providing information on activities and facilities available in the Town as follows:
A Flavour of What Otley Has to Offer
Lying in a beautiful bowl below the Chevin and at the side of the River Wharfe, this delightful town has been a centre for TV and film industry for many years. As you wander through the charming mill town streets and gills don’t be surprised if you recognize scenes from Emmerdale, Heartbeat, The Chase and DCI Banks if you are lucky you may even see them filming! On Saturdays you are very likely to hear the distinctive bell of our Bellman who has walked our streets for many a year calling out current Town events and news.
Otley is an historic town on the outskirts of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that gave the modern printing press to the world! Home of the great world renowned cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale. His statue has featured in a TV documentary as one of the rare portraits of this great artist.