It is still very much a market town; with a cattle market, agricultural suppliers, blacksmiths, paper manufacturers, printers, engineers, lens
manufacturers, a busy shopping centre and popular open markets.
There are events throughout the year, the Otley Show in May, the Carnival in June, the Folk festival in September and the Victorian Fayre in
December to name but a few. The town centre is renowned for the number and quality of its pubs, and the surrounding countryside provides ample scope for walking, fishing, riding and other outdoor