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  1. Old East View

    Todmorden

    Old East View

    Old East View is an historic 19th-century manor house with a detached stone-built coach-house, and overlooks the Calder Valley in the heart of the ...
    Old East View is an historic 19th-century manor house with a detached stone-built coach-house, and overlooks the Calder Valley in the heart of the Pennines. The coach-house offers luxury modern holiday accommodation sleeping five in three bedrooms, and is available to rent on a weekend or weekly basis. The Coach House at Old East View sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms (king, double, and single beds). There is a modern bathroom, comfortable living room, and an open plan kitchen-dining room. Old East View provides the ideal opportunity for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities - whether you like walking, climbing, cycling, riding, or even boating or fell-running, there's plenty to do! Bed linen and towels are supplied and the kitchen is equipped with everything you'll need for a quick snack or a multi-course feast. There is ample parking for two cars in the courtyard. We also offer secure storage for bikes and other sporting equipment.
  2. Robin Hood Cottage

    Mytholmroyd

    Robin Hood Cottage

    Robin Hood cottage is a small 18th century farmer’s cottage with mullion windows, beams and a cosy real fire. It provides the perfect place for a r...
    Robin Hood cottage is a small 18th century farmer’s cottage with mullion windows, beams and a cosy real fire. It provides the perfect place for a relaxing break in the picturesque countryside of West Yorkshire. Close to the Pennine Way footpath and stunning moorland scenery, the cottage is a great place for walkers, cyclists or wildlife enthusiasts. It is a short drive from Hebden Bridge, ‘Bronte Country’ and the area where ‘Last Of The Summer Wine' is filmed. It is also a good centre from which to visit the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. Available all year round - for three-day winter warmers or week-long holiday lets. All duvets, bed linen and towels are provided. The cottage is centrally heated by the solid fuel burning stove. Wood and coal are included in the price. Roadside parking is close at hand. Sorry, the cottage is non-smoking and does not allow pets.
  3. Stoodley Pike Monument

    Todmorden

    Stoodley Pike Monument

    The 121 foot (37 m) high Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pi...

    The 121 foot (37 m) high Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pike, a 1,300-foot (400 m) hill The monument was designed in 1854 by local architect James Green, and completed in 1856 at the end of the Crimean War.

    The monument replaced an earlier structure, commemorating the defeat of Napoleon and the surrender of Paris. It was completed in 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, but collapsed in 1854 after decades of weathering and a lightning strike.

    You can only reach the Pike on foot, as there is no vehicular or bicycle access to the monument. Stoodley Pike is accessible by well-defined Right of Way footpaths. The Pennine Way also passes Stoodley Pike. There are many walking routes to the Pike from Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. Walking guides to all these routes available from local Visitor Centres and the Heart of the Pennines online shop.

    Stoodley Pike Monument contains a spiral staircase of 39 steps, accessed from its north side. If you visit, please be aware that several of the internal steps are in darkness, so it’s useful to have a torch to light your way, as there are no windows. The entrance to the balcony is on the Monument’s west face, some 40 feet above ground level. The views are well worth the walk and the climb!

    For more information  about walking in Calderdale, please visit our Walking page.

  4. Todmorden Character Cottage

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Character Cottage

    A warm welcome awaits at our beautiful character cottage. The cottage is set back from the main road with a gate off the footpath and a grass verge...
    A warm welcome awaits at our beautiful character cottage. The cottage is set back from the main road with a gate off the footpath and a grass verge in front. If you're on public transport you'll love the fact that you can see all the way up Burnley Road and can spot the bus on its way down so there's no hanging about at the bus stop - which is located only a few meters from your front door so you can step outside just as it comes! The front door leads into a vestibule and then into the main living area. The living room is spacious with comfy seating and a good sized TV. An ideal space to kick off your shoes and relax in front of the fire. The under stairs cupboard is accessed from the living room and here you'll find a place to store your coats (as well as the vac, fire extinguisher and laundry equipment etc). The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, built in double oven, microwave, separate fridge and freezer and a washing machine. There's miles of worktop space and storage so if you're here for a longer stay you can make it your home and get stuck into some cooking! The back door leads straight onto a very pleasant 'open back' which means there are no fences between you and the neighbours. This was how it used to be and you'll see the out buildings where the toilet and coal stores were. It's a good place to sit outside on a sunny day. Rodney and Jean live next door and have done for the past few decades so feel free to have a chat and find out more local info. The stairs come off the kitchen and directly at the top of the stairs is the double bedroom. We want you to have everything you need and be comfortable. The mattress is thick and comfy and the curtains have blackout lining. We've also included coat hangers and a hairdryer. The single room also benefits from a quality mattress. Its spacious too - with an area for the bed and then fitted wardrobes and a dressing table at the other end. If you need the space for an office this works well. After all your Yorkshire escapades you'll want a proper shower and this one won't disappoint. A huge double shower is fed from the combi boiler, giving you unlimited hot water. The shower room is fully tiled with a good sized sink and modern loo (no, we don't make you use the outside one!) FREE on street parking is available.
  5. Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden Town Hall in Todmorden straddles the Walsden Water and it was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was ...

    Todmorden Town Hall in Todmorden straddles the Walsden Water and it was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on 1 January 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people.

    Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The left hand one represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the right hand one Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border.

    Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the many varied events in the Town Hall for over 140 years.

    Todmorden Town Hall is the People’s Palace. It was gifted to the people of Todmorden by the Fielden family on 6 August 1891. Please do get in touch to share your memories, explore and to ask questions.

    All rooms at Todmorden Town Hall are licensed for civil ceremonies. All enquiries welcome and individual needs can be discussed and you are welcome on a pre-visit to see the magnificent hall so you can decide if it is the right place for you. There is no obligation to hire Todmorden Town Hall - we're happy for you to come and look around. Get in touch to confirm what date you'd like to look around, or to arrange a day.

    The building has many stories to tell and is home to a Heritage Centre. Guided ‘Tea and Tours’ are available for groups with fully trained volunteer tour guides. Tours cost £4.50 per person, with a minimum group charge of £45.00. All tours include tea, coffee and biscuits.

    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January) and start at 2pm opposite the iconic pediment. There is no need to book a tour: you can just turn up. Please note that these tours last just one hour and are less comprehensive than the ‘Tea and Tours’.

    For individuals and couples who would like to enjoy a more thorough tour there are also ‘Behind the Scenes Tours’ of Todmorden Town Hall available. These include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including Caretaker’s Flat, bathroom in the attic and cellar. ‘Behind the Scenes Tours’ are charged at £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. To book your place on a ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ please click here. :

     If you would like to become a volunteer at Todmorden Town Hall or to book a tour please contact Todmorden Information Centre.

    Todmorden Town Hall sits in the centre of Todmorden and all day parking is available in Bramsche Square, Todmorden, OL14 5AG. Parking charges are in force from 8am to 6pm .

    Todmorden Town Hall is wheelchair accessible throughout. There are accessible toilets and a lift to the ballroom.

    Thank you to GillGraphics for the virtual tours and Andy Wade Photography for the images.

     

  6. The River Apartment

    Todmorden

    The River Apartment

    The River Apartment is located on Water Street in centre of the market town of Todmorden, with views over the River Calder. The apartment has ...
    The River Apartment is located on Water Street in centre of the market town of Todmorden, with views over the River Calder. The apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. Pets are allowed (charges may be applicable). Please note that the upper floors of the apartment are only accessible by a stairway.
  7. The Green View Route Apartment

    Todmorden

    The Green View Route Apartment

    The Green View Route Apartment offers centrally-located accommodation in the market town of Todmorden; within three minutes walk of the bus station...
    The Green View Route Apartment offers centrally-located accommodation in the market town of Todmorden; within three minutes walk of the bus station and five minutes from the railway station. We also offer secure private parking, covered by cctv. The Apartment is ideally located for visiting Todmorden's famous open and indoor markets, shopping facilities, cafes, restaurants and attractions and makes an excellent base for cycling and walking. We are Walker and Cycling friendly and can accommodate pets during your stay - please contact us to discuss arrangements.
  8. Ted Hughes

    Mytholmroyd

    Ted Hughes

    Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there unti...

    Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there until he was seven, when his family moved to Mexborough. During his childhood he spent many hours exploring the countryside around Mytholmroyd, and these experiences and the influences of the landscape on him were to inform much of his later poetry.

    One of the greatest poets of his generation, Hughes also wrote stories, plays, reviews and essays. He translated the work of, amongst others, Ovid, Racine, Aeschylus and Euripides. He wrote extensively for children, including the story The Iron Man, which was turned into the Disney blockbuster The Iron Giant. Hughes's interests in other art forms led to many collaborations, most famously with the artist Leonard Baskin.

    Although best known in the UK, Hughes was a writer of international standing. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including four for his final collection, Birthday Letters. Hughes became Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death on 28th October 1998.

  9. The Pennine Way

    Todmorden

    The Pennine Way

    Steeped in history, the Pennine Way National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of ...

    Steeped in history, the Pennine Way National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England. A once in a lifetime experience.

    The Pennine Way enters Calderdale at Blackstone Edge, passing Stoodley Pike, dropping down into the valley at Callis, climbing back up to Colden and over the moors to Widdop. Walkers often say this stretch of over 20 miles is one of the best on the whole route. The Trail is very well way-marked and there are some great views from the route (especially from the iconic Stoodley Pike).

    If you want to detour into Hebden Bridge on your way, you can use the Hebden Bridge Loop developed in 2015.

    For more information about walking in Calderdale, please visit our Walking page.

  10. Shoebroad Barn, Todmorden

    Todmorden

    Shoebroad Barn

    Large, well-equipped property, ideally located for access to the Pennines and Calderdale Way. Property is secluded, yet the town centre is not far ...
    Large, well-equipped property, ideally located for access to the Pennines and Calderdale Way. Property is secluded, yet the town centre is not far away for local amenities. Good bus and train links to Hebden Bridge & Hollingworth Lake. Shoebroad Barn is set amongst the Pennines on the outskirts of Todmorden, one mile from the town centre, affording beautiful views in all directions. The property offers seclusion, country life, easy walking or harder stretches for the more advanced, adjacent to the Pennine Way, Calderdale Way and the Mary Townley Loop. Being situated in the heart of the Pennines, Todmorden is within easy reach of many places of interest in both Yorkshire and Lancashire. There is a nearby horse riding facility, fishing/bird watching and stabling if necessary. This is a large property for family gatherings or reunions in a quiet location but within easy reach of good hilltop pubs/eating places, local amenities, train and bus station. The Rochdale Canal passes through the town. There are four bedrooms. 1 double. 1 twin, en-suite. 1 twin, sharingbathroom. 1 family room sleeping 4/5 people
  11. Ted's House

    Mytholmroyd

    Ted's House

    Conveniently situated in the charming town of Mytholmroyd, Ted's House is spacious and welcoming, the former childhood home of the late Poet Laurea...
    Conveniently situated in the charming town of Mytholmroyd, Ted's House is spacious and welcoming, the former childhood home of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Ted Hughes lived here until the age of seven, with his brother and sister. Before his death in 1998, he said "My first seven years shaped everything". Camping trips with his elder brother in the rolling moors and surrounding countryside are said to have significantly influenced his poetry, making this the ideal home for budding writers or Hughes' fans to draw inspiration from the area. Beautifully furnished by an interior designer, the house has been fully renovated to incorporate a beautiful bathroom and en-suite, making it perfect for couples to share. The owner has thoughfully provided a desk and wireless broadband access in Ted's former second floor bedroom - the perfect spot to return to after exploring the area. Mytholmroyd is situated just a mile from the picturesque Hebden Bridge with bustling independent shops, quaint tea rooms, art galleries, pubs and a small cinema. The small cellar is suitable for the storage of bikes, boots etc. and one dog is welcome.
  12. Rough Top Holiday Cottage, Todmorden

    Todmorden

    Rough Top Holiday Cottage

    Luxury countryside holiday cottage retreat with stunning views near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Open log fire. Great walking, cycling and climbing ba...
    Luxury countryside holiday cottage retreat with stunning views near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Open log fire. Great walking, cycling and climbing base. Well behaved dogs welcome. Originally a farmer’s cottage and barn, now extended to be a luxurious countryside retreat, Rough Top is full of original features and character, providing you with a relaxing environment for your holiday. Ideal for those wanting to get away from it all, Rough Top is situated in a quiet hilltop area with stunning views, plenty of walks and cycle routes for all abilities. The bedrooms are in keeping with the farmhouse style, with pine beds and brilliant views on tap! We have one double and one twin room upstairs with a shower room and a single bedroom downstairs, also with a neighbouring shower room.
  13. Ewood Cottage, Todmorden

    Todmorden

    Ewood Cottage

    Ewood Cottage is an exquisite stone built cottage, sitting in the grounds of Ewood Hall, on the edge of Centre Vale Park, Todmorden. The Cottage...
    Ewood Cottage is an exquisite stone built cottage, sitting in the grounds of Ewood Hall, on the edge of Centre Vale Park, Todmorden. The Cottage has been newly renovated to the highest standard - retaining period features but providing all modern services and utilities. This quaint country cottage provides the perfect base to explore the surrounding area. The cottage can be booked for a minimum of three nights. Discounts are applied for longer stays. Ewood Cottage is across two floors and sleeps up to four people. It comprises:- Ground Floor - Kitchen, Bathroom First Floor - Lounge, Master Bedroom, Bedroom Externally - Patio, Garden, Courtyard, Parking, Bike Storage. Email: garywilson1875@gmail.com
  14. Greave Farmhouse, Todmorden.

    Todmorden

    Greave Farmhouse

    A characterful cottage in a lovely setting, this property is perfect to visit and explore West Yorkshire. Sleeping up to 6 people in three comf...
    A characterful cottage in a lovely setting, this property is perfect to visit and explore West Yorkshire. Sleeping up to 6 people in three comfortable bedrooms, the property also benefits from a traditional wood burner, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen and close proximity to a pub and shops. This cottage allows one dog, so no one gets left behind.
  15. The Old Chapel Schoolhouse

    Todmorden

    The Old Chapel Schoolhouse

    Fantastic retreat and base for walking, cycling, golfing, horse riding or just relaxing. Tastefully renovated, retaining many original features. E...
    Fantastic retreat and base for walking, cycling, golfing, horse riding or just relaxing. Tastefully renovated, retaining many original features. Exposed stone fireplaces – black cast iron features in bedrooms. Original stone flagged floor to large kitchen area and original waxed floorboards to all other living areas. Featuring open oak staircase to first floor. Mezzanine floors to both bedrooms, accessed via Jacob’s Ladders. Fully equipped utility room in cellar with separate cellar room for bicycle storage.
  16. Dies used By the Cragg Vale Coiners

    Mytholmroyd

    The Cragg Vale Coiners

    The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the...

    The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’.This gang's activities were said to be so damaging that they threatened to wreck Britain's currency!

    David Hartley learnt his trade as an ironworker in Birmingham, before getting into trouble and moving back to Mytholmroyd to escape the authorities. Once returned to his home at Bell House farmhouse David used ironworking as a cover to clip or file the edges from gold coins, milling the edges back so the change was all but unnoticeable, and making counterfeit coins from the shavings whilst returning the clipped coins into circulation.

    The activity soon spread to other farms, with families at nearby Hill Top Farm and Keelham Farm soon becoming involved; forming the beginnings of the gang of Cragg Vale Coiners. Local publicans also helped by placing the counterfeit coins into circulation.

    David Hartley seems to have been an enigmatic leader, becoming known as 'King David' Hartley. The gang’s numbers grew considerably until well over 30 individuals were involved. Rumours of the gang's activities reached the authorities, who sent an excise man named William Deighton to investigate.

    One of the coiners turned King’s Evidence and betrayed the gang, leading to Hartley's arrest at an Inn in Halifax on 14th October 1769. Hartley's brother Isaac offered £100 to anybody who would kill Deighton. It is alleged that the plotters planned Deighton's murder at an Inn in Mytholmroyd called Barbary's, which is now gone, but was located on the opposite side of the road to the present day Dusty Miller.

    On November 10th 1769 at Bull Close Lane near Halifax, Deighton was approached by two men, Matthew Normanton and Robert Thomas. Deighton was shot dead, his body also showing signs of having been stamped on. Just days later, the Government offered a reward of £100 for information leading to the arrest of the murderers and a pardon for anybody, bar the killers, who would turn King's Evidence.

    Over 30 people were subsequently arrested, including 'King David' Hartley, who was sentenced to death on April 6th 1770 and hanged at Tynburn, near York, on April 28th. His body is buried in the graveyard of the village of Heptonstall, above Hebden Bridge. Robert Thomas was acquitted of Deighton's murder, but was later hanged in 1774 for being a highwayman. Matthew Normanton initially fled the authorities, but was later caught and hanged in 1775. Isaac Hartley was never brought to trial due to a lack of evidence and died in 1815, aged 78.

    Heptonstall Museum has on display some of the original dies used by the Coiners to stamp their gold discs into coins, as well as panels telling more of their story.

    The award-winning novel 'The Gallows Pole' by Ben Myers tells the Coiner's story. 

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