We make it easy for you to create the funeral that you want

Our funeral directors will first listen to you, and then tailor our support to meet your needs. We recognise that some people want to be given clear guidance and direction whereas others would prefer to be informed about their options so that they feel empowered to make the choices that are right for them.

We can help with funeral wishes, funeral plans and offer a monthly bereavement peer support group which is accessible to anyone who would like to attend.

If you find yourself needing to make funeral arrangements and would like to know where to find accessible information about your choices and the arrangement process, then you might find our  funeral arranging guide helpful.

We can support you to understand your funeral choices including traditional, modern, green, alternative and Direct Cremation funeral options.  There are so many possibilities and we will help you work out what is helpful and fitting for you.


As modern funeral directors, everything we do helps people feel connected after bereavement

Our new funeral service in Ilkley opened in May 2023 .  We have been supporting people from Ilkley, Addingham and Burley in Wharfedale from our service in Guiseley for many years and our new funeral directors in Ilkley means that you have more choice about where you would like to meet with us.

We have been funeral directors since 2016 and everyone in our small team has a professional background in health, social or pastoral care.  We hold the award for the “Best Modern Funeral Director” in the national Good Funeral Awards because we work hard to deliver person-centred support, making sure that you are at the centre of everything that we do.

Full Circle were wonderful when my mum passed away. The funeral was lovely. She had a wicker coffin decorated with flowers. They were so kind and supportive to my elderly dad and all the family.

– Janet


Funeral Directors Ilkley – About our services

Our funeral service in Ilkley means that we have a beautiful and gentle space to meet and discuss your wishes, or to make funeral arrangements.  We will physically care for people in our service in Guiseley and you are welcome to spend as much time as you like visiting the person who has died there.

If you would like to read what others have said about our care, scroll to the bottom of this page to read some testimonials and reviews from people who have been supported by Full Circle.


Funeral Directors Ilkley – Areas we cover

Between our service in Ilkley and Guiseley we are well located to support people from Ilkley, Addingham, Skipton, Otley, Burley in Wharfedale (where our founder lives) and surrounding areas.

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Find us
Full Circle Funerals,
38 Leeds Road
LS29 8DS

Contact us
01943 262626
Email us

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Weekends and evenings available by appointment

Branch opening hours may vary over bank holidays, but we are still available via telephone 24 hours a day.

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Supporting you together

We understand that strong community connections are important to many people, especially after they have been bereaved.  Together with other services, businesses, and organisations in Ilkley, we work closely so that we can give you the best possible support

Furthermore, you may already have established relationships, and people or places that you prefer.  If not, we can let you know what is available in Ilkley and surrounding areas.


Where services can be held

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Our service is located close to Skipton Crematorium.  Slightly further afield are Rawdon and Lawnswood Crematorium or Stonefall Crematorium in Harrogate.

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Ilkley is fortunate to have its own beautiful cemetery.  The closest Natural Burial Grounds to Ilkley is Tarn Moor Burial Ground in Skipton and Brocklands Woodland Burial Ground in Settle.

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In addition, less traditional locations to hold funeral gatherings include Ilkley Golf Club, Ilkley Rugby Club and Clevedon House.

Other local services and suppliers

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Local independent florists include Erica Berry, Yorkshire Flower Academy in Burley in Wharfedale and The Plantation in Addingham.

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Helpfully, there are several Wills and Probate solicitors who are based in the Ilkley area and could provide support, should you need it.  These include Walker Foster Solicitors, Blacks Ilkley and Newstead and Walker in Otley.

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People in the Ilkley area also benefit from support from several voluntary agencies such as Ilkley Good Neighbours and the U3A.

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Whilst there were choices which had to be made at each stage of the process these were made as easy as possible, rechecked regularly and I was able to change my mind and do something different if I felt the need to do so. Read more

I was very pleased for the coffin Full Circle found for my mother; it was a joy to look at and i gave me a great deal of comfort during the service to know it was exactly what she would have chosen herself. It was easy to communicate with David both by phone and email. He made sure I was fully aware of what was going on at all times and offered help with the florist and celebrant, liaising with them to make sure things went smoothly and removing the burden and worry. The whole process was comforting and as stress-free as it could be. The added complication of the coronavirus outbreak was carefully managed and did not impact as much as it could on the whole process. I was very impressed with the eco credentials of Full Circle. The Ecohearse is amazing – clearly a hearse but without being austere(?). Also very grateful for the tree dedication with Make It Wild.


It was above and beyond any expectations that we had. Read more

I had googled ‘Direct Cremations’ and although most were cheaper than Full Circle, none offered the level of service that we received. Lucy became a friend to Wendy. She even encouraged her to eat. Nothing was too much trouble. When Wendy died, I didn’t need the same level of support but the service was wonderful. I would recommend Full Circle to anyone.


All went very smoothly and relieved us of a great deal of stress. David could not have been more helpful and supportive throughout. Read more

We wanted something more personal and more sympathetic than traditional funeral directors and were very happy with our choice.


We had a very full, detailed discussion with David at an early stage and although not everything was decided then, there was clarity about all the fundamentals and possibilities. Read more

Overall, an excellent service. Efficient and personal.


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