Education and Learning
Local schools are University Academy Keighley, Oakbank School and the Holy Family Catholic School. These schools are for pupils aged 11 to 18. Keighley College has merged with Park Lane College and Thomas Danby College to form Leeds City College. The new Keighley Campus building of this higher and further education establishment is in Dalton Lane. The college includes a nationally acclaimed ‘Star Centre’ facility, designed to encourage more young people to study maths and science. This features a mock mission control centre, a planetarium, a simulated rocky planet surface and many other space-related items.
Keighley Cougars RLFC is based at Cougar Park on Royd Ings Avenue and play semi-pro rugby league in the Co-operative Championship.
Keighley is also home to the Timothy Taylor Brewery, makers of several Campaign for Real Ale award-winning ales such as Landlord, Ram Tam, Taylor’s Best Bitter and Golden Best as well as two other smaller independent breweries, the Goose Eye and Old Bear breweries
Keighley has a popular local music scene. There are many venues in the town, where local bands play shows; recently these venues joined together to bring some 60 individual acts together for the first Keighley Music Krawl. British rock bands Skeletal Family and Terrorvision were also originally formed in Keighley. Located on North Street is the Keighley Picture House opened in 1913, making it one of the oldest cinemas in Britain.
Leeds & Liverpool Canal
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal can be joined at Granby Lane opposite East Riddlesden Hall; a walk on the banks of this picturesque canal is recommended. The original red brick canalside warehouses built to serve the town have now been converted to residential use.
Keighley Tarn (Redcar Tarn) is situated approximately 600 feet above the town; it commands beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding hills, with Rombalds Moor to the North and the lower Airedale hills to the east. We are told that on a clear day Ingleborough, Malhamdale Hills and Great Whernside can be seen. The wildlife at the Tarn is impressive and includes mallards, gulls, swans and other water fowl. A walk around the Redcar Tarn is recommended, access and car parking are excellent.