Pool-in-Wharfedale, usually abbreviated to Pool, is a village and civil parish in the lower Wharfedale area, 10 miles north of Leeds city centre and 2 miles east of Otley. It is in the City of Leeds Metropolitan Borough, West Yorkshire and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Pool has approximately 2,284 residents (2011) and is in the LS21 postcode.
The area is most readily accessed via the A658 from the north to south, and the A659 from the east and west. The meeting of these two roads in the centre of Pool results in the settlement having a heavy vehicular presence at all times of day.