Otley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Leeds City of the English county of West Yorkshire. According to the census Otley had a total of 14,124 inhabitants in 2001. It lies on the River Wharfe and is approximately five miles from Leeds / Bradford Airport.


In the area of the city there was already a settlement in ancient times. The first known church in Otley was built at the beginning of the 7th century. For over 1000 years, the market will be held in Otley, currently twice per week in the East Chevin Road.


In Otley Thomas Chippendale was born. John Wesley visited several times the city and mentioned it in a font from the year in 1761. William Turner lived in 1797 in the city when he got a job there. Otley is the birthplace of Mike Tindall, who was 2003 Rugby World Cup with England. The actor Julian Sands was born in Otley.


Otley has twinned with Montereau- Fault-Yonne in France.