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TodmordenBirks Clough is a guest house located in Todmorden with open views to the front over the Walsden valley. It is in a 2.5 acre garden with woodland ...Birks Clough is a guest house located in Todmorden with open views to the front over the Walsden valley. It is in a 2.5 acre garden with woodland and stream and overlooking a small lake. The guesthouse is 150 yards from the main road but close to local transport, bus and train, and local facilities. Our setting is tranquil and the hosts aim to cater for a quiet break with home-cooked food and pleasant welcome in a friendly environment. Email: email@example.com
HalifaxThe Wool Merchant Hotel is a well-established independent hotel and hospitality venue located in Halifax town centre. The hotel is well equipped...The Wool Merchant Hotel is a well-established independent hotel and hospitality venue located in Halifax town centre. The hotel is well equipped with 55 luxury rooms, all of which have en suite bathroom facilities, a TV and tea & coffee making facilities. Nine of the rooms are suites, providing guests with a separate lounge area for extra relaxation. Guests also have free WI-FI and free speciality coffees, which are available in the reception area. Car parking is also available and all room rates include breakfast. The Wool Merchant offers a fully licensed bar and delicious food at its La Taverna restaurant, with a wide variety of starters , mains and desserts You will always receive a warm reception and quality service from all our staff.
Welcome to the valley of the sheep - schep dene - the home of the Lister family for over 300 years. Shibden Hal...
Welcome to the valley of the sheep - schep dene - the home of the Lister family for over 300 years. Shibden Hall was the home of the noted 19th century diarist Anne Lister (1791 - 1840). The Hall, dating originally from circa 1420, is a distinctive half-timbered building furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, adapted and extended throughout the centuries by the families who lived here.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back from the 17th! All tickets must be booked in advance (click here for online booking). We will release a few weeks at a time so we can monitor the situation.
We would recommend that all visitors use the main carpark for Shibden Park accessed via the A58 (Halifax to Leeds road), as the small car park situated at the top of the park (off Lister’s Road) soon becomes full and parking on the main road in that area is illegal. Please allow plenty of time to find parking and walk to the Hall (approx. 10 mins) to arrive during your allocated time slot. There are several routes to Shibden Hall which are well signposted at the bottom of the park.
On arrival at the Hall there may be a queue due to staff managing visitor numbers and checking tickets, please be patient as this is for the safety of all visitors, staff and volunteers, so that safe, social distancing can be maintained for everyone. Hand sanitiser will be supplied at various points around the Hall, but it is also recommended that visitors bring their own supplies. Enhanced cleaning will be undertaken around the site, throughout the day in line with government guidance.
Anne Lister is the focus of the BBC drama series 'Gentleman Jack' written and directed by Sally Wainwright. The series explores Anne's life and the lives of those who lived in the Hall and Estate. Suranne Jones plays the role of Anne Lister and Shibden Hall is one of the main filming locations featured in the show.
Shibden Hall is set in a 32 hectares of informal park and woodland, which have won the Green Heritage Award. Explore the beautifully restored historic grounds which offer cascades, pools, tunnels, terraced and fruit gardens and "Paisley Shawl" inspired Victorian bedding designs by Joshua Major.
Hidden within the depths of Shibden Park is a small wooded area known as Cunnery Wood. This Local Nature Reserve is on the footprint of Anne Lister's kitchen garden, fish pond, top up of the cascade and rabbit warren (hence the name Cunnery from Coney-rabbit). The area is rich in wildlife from stunning displays of bluebells under English oak, elm and birch to a multitude of songs from birds, healthy butterfly and moth populations and numerous small mammals throughout.
Click here to Watch a short video, 'Shibden: 500 Years of History.'and click here to watch a second short video about 'The Anne Lister Story', with Helena Whitbread (you can see the video in full at Shibden hall).
You support Shibden Hall and the Museums Service by purchasing through our online shop, with a range of Shibden Hall and Anne Lister themed gifts, cards, books and merchandise
There are frequent buses every 15 minutes or better from Monday to Saturday passing Shibden Hall, between Halifax and Bradford, Halifax and Todmorden/Burnley and Halifax and Brighouse. with other regular and less frequent services throughout the week. Up to date timetables are available from West Yorkshire METRO.
Concession £5.00 (Children 5 - 16 years / Senior Citizens /Passport to Leisure)
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £21.00.
PLEASE NOTE: All tickets must be purchased online in advance. There will be no ticket sales on site. Full details are above.
HalifaxJ.G. Harrison & sons Ltd, AKA Harrison Lighting, is a 3rd generation family business established in the 1950s. Visit one of the finest lighting ...J.G. Harrison & sons Ltd, AKA Harrison Lighting, is a 3rd generation family business established in the 1950s. Visit one of the finest lighting selections in the North with over 800 fantastic light fittings on display in our newly refurbished showroom in Halifax. Find the latest trends in Industrial and Vintage designs, through to glamorous crystal fittings and chandeliers, taking in everything in between, you'll find something for every home and garden ! If you are looking to update your home this year, then come and visit us for great ideas, advice and inspiration. Your local experts are here to help you ! Even if you are just visiting friends and family in Calderdale, we can arrange delivery to anywhere within the UK. NEW FOR 2020 ! Visit our Smart Room to see a fully working display of smart lighting ! J.G.Harrison & Sons LTD New Brunswick Street off Gibbet Street, Halifax HX1 5BW 01422 363 525 Opening times MON-FRI 8.00-17.00 SAT 8.30-16.00. Ample free parking
HalifaxPloughcroft Cottage is set in a unique rural position with magnificent views over Halifax and surrounding countryside. If you are looking for a...Ploughcroft Cottage is set in a unique rural position with magnificent views over Halifax and surrounding countryside. If you are looking for a business friendly stay, a family visit or a short break, our 4 Star Bed and Breakfast at Ploughcroft Cottage offers a friendly welcome and a warm, homely atmosphere set within a green landscape that takes in the magnificent Shibden Valley with panoramic views over Halifax and surrounding countryside. Double/Twin Room from £75/night Single Room from £45/night Discount offered for 4 or more nights. Prices are inclusive of Full Yorkshire Breakfast.
TodmordenGlenroyd is a beautiful Victorian house with a rich heritage, set in its own grounds. Our self-contained B&B unit contains an en-suite bathroom an...Glenroyd is a beautiful Victorian house with a rich heritage, set in its own grounds. Our self-contained B&B unit contains an en-suite bathroom and a private breakfast room. Glenroyd is located a 10 minute walk from Todmorden market. It has easy access to local shops, bus and train station or to the hilltop countryside. It has a view onto the fields. The house is equipped with 16 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof, producing part of the electricity for the house in an environmental friendly way.
Imagine a market day in Halifax. Two thieves are being led from the gaol and in turn, forced to lie with their ...
Imagine a market day in Halifax. Two thieves are being led from the gaol and in turn, forced to lie with their heads between two upright posts. Above, a fearsome blade is glinting in the sunlight. A horse, yoked to a rope, wrenches out the security pin and the blade slices down..! The date was 30th April 1650 and Halifax Gibbet had claimed its last victim.
The Halifax gibbet was an early guillotine. The Lord of the Manor possessed the authority to execute summarily by decapitation any thief who was caught with stolen goods to the value of 13½d or more, or who confessed to having stolen goods of at least that value.
Decapitation was a fairly common method of execution in England, but Halifax was unusual in that it employed a guillotine-like machine that appears to have been unique in the country, and it continued to decapitate petty criminals until the mid-17th century.
A 15 foot high replica of the Gibbet has been constructed on the original site at the bottom of Gibbet Street. To find the Gibbet; from Halifax town centre, take Pellon Lane, turning left onto Bedford Street North. The Gibbet is at the end of the street, to your left, on the junction with Gibbet Street.
The Gibbet’s original blade has been preserved and is on display at Bankfield Museum, Halifax.
TodmordenGordon Rigg Garden Centre, Todmorden, is one of the largest Garden Centres in the North West, enjoying over 60,000sq. ft. of retail space and was v...Gordon Rigg Garden Centre, Todmorden, is one of the largest Garden Centres in the North West, enjoying over 60,000sq. ft. of retail space and was voted best Garden Centre in the North, 2nd best in the UK by Which? Magazine! You'll be amazed at the variety and choice of products at both of our Garden Centres from our huge range of indoor and outdoor plants, garden furniture and wild bird care to garden tools, pet care, floristry, gifts, plus much, much more!
HalifaxPositioned just a mile from Halifax train station and 15 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport, the Halifax Hotel is a very convenient place to stay ne...Positioned just a mile from Halifax train station and 15 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport, the Halifax Hotel is a very convenient place to stay near a variety of local attractions. The hotel has our fresh new look and features Travelodges new room design complete with Dreamer Bed so you can be sure of a great night's sleep.
Halifax Playhouse, the home of Halifax Thespians, and one of West Yorkshire's leading venues for live theatre. It's often said that you never kn...
Halifax Playhouse, the home of Halifax Thespians, and one of West Yorkshire's leading venues for live theatre. It's often said that you never know what to expect when you step through the doors of Halifax Playhouse. As the home of Halifax Thespians, the Playhouse can surprise, delight, amuse and entertain, and that's before the interval.
The enthusiasm of the actors, singers, dancers and musicians who perform at the Playhouse really does shine through, giving you a first class night out (or a matinee) every time.Relax in the cosy and welcoming surroundings of the Playhouse Bar. It is open from 7pm (6.45pm on Saturdays) to 11pm when there is a show on. You can order your interval drinks before the show to avoid queuing later.
The Playhouse coffee lounge opens in the interval of most shows, serving fairtrade coffee or tea. At other times coffee is available from the bar.
HalifaxGingerbread can create spaces in your home that are elegant, desirable and yet remain functional and practical. They have an eclectic range of prod...Gingerbread can create spaces in your home that are elegant, desirable and yet remain functional and practical. They have an eclectic range of products that enables them to serve all tastes and budgets, from the faded elegance of aged linens, antiques & vintage pieces to contemporary fabrics and wall coverings that are digitally printed and environmentally-friendly. Gingerbread have a broad network of suppliers and support several cottage industries. This includes a unique partnership with Ryburn Valley Furniture, who design and create beautiful, bespoke Kitchens, Bedrooms & furniture to compliment your home, lifestyle & taste. Gingerbread’s interior styling service is available to make the whole experience of changing and moving homes easy and enjoyable and to create a bespoke vision for you. The team offer an initial consultation either at The Piece Hall or in your home and can create your dream interior by offering a full project management service.
TodmordenLindores is situated on Todmorden's main street within easy walking distance of the town centre. This Victorian house is just five minutes’ drive f...Lindores is situated on Todmorden's main street within easy walking distance of the town centre. This Victorian house is just five minutes’ drive from countryside perfect for walking or cycling. All seven guest rooms at Lindores feature free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with DVD player, an alarm clock/radio and tea/coffee making facilities. An English or Continental Breakfast is included in our room prices. At the meeting point of three steep valleys, guests at the Lindores have an ideal base for walking, mountain biking, horse riding and bird watching. A storage area for bikes and muddy boots is provided. Todmorden has a diverse range of shops, restaurants and a thriving art community, all within 5 minutes’ walk of the property. Todmorden Railway Station is just a five minute walk away. In the summer you can enjoy the great outdoors in our garden and even watch the cricket on Todmorden Cricket Field just over the road. Centre Vale Park is located within easy walking distance, which is home to great events throughout the year, such as the Todmorden Countryside Show and Todmorden Carnival. Room rates start from £52 single and £39 sharing.
HalifaxThe Old Post Office is a public house and hotel located on the edge of the Historic textile town of Halifax and was the original Post Office servin...The Old Post Office is a public house and hotel located on the edge of the Historic textile town of Halifax and was the original Post Office serving the town dating back to 1790. It comprises of a Free House serving a wide variety of Cask Conditioned Real Ales and a wide range of lagers. The Hotel has recently been fully redeveloped to modern standards and offers single, double, twin and disabled accommodation furnished to a high standard. En-suite rooms are available with tea and coffee making facilities, Digital Freeview TV/DVD and wi-fi internet access available. We also have basic single bedrooms (No TV/DVD) and there are separate bathroom for the use of single room users.
HalifaxWith 10 rooms finished to the highest standards and a warm, relaxed atmosphere, you are assured of a great welcome in the friendly and comfortable ...With 10 rooms finished to the highest standards and a warm, relaxed atmosphere, you are assured of a great welcome in the friendly and comfortable hotel. We are situated beside the historic Piece Hall, less than 100 yards away from Square Chapel Centre from the Arts and close to Halifax Railway Station and Halifax Bank HQ. After a long day, unwind in our bar with award-winning Yorkshire ales.
A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collection...
A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections.
Bankfield Musuem is set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, a Victorian mansion that was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd.
Bankfield’s exhibitions cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world.
Our collections contain objects from Ancient Egypt through to the 21st Century as we continue to collect and preserve items for future generations.
We are located a short distance from the centre of Halifax, with free parking and close to public transport links.
Entry to the Museum is FREE, but you must book online. You can book your admission to Bankfield Musuem here.
Numbers are being limited to ensure that we can keep visitors safe. Please have your ticket ready to show staff either on your phone or as a printed copy.
Sanitiser will be provided at various points and we will be frequently cleaning the venue in line with government guidance. You must wear a face covering whilst inside inline with Government guidance on face coverings.
Tue - Sat: 10:00-16:00
Lister Lane Cemetery is a green oasis, three acres of tranquility close to the heart of Halifax town centre. Th...
Lister Lane Cemetery is a green oasis, three acres of tranquility close to the heart of Halifax town centre. The Cemetery can be a place to relax or take some outdoor exercise. An important part of Calderdale's rich architectural heritage, Lister Lane Cemetery is an attractive location for photography and sketching; the changing moods of nature through the seasons offer a variety of opportunities in this field.
The Cemetery has been recognised as a Significant Cemetery in Europe, one of only 13 in the UK, putting it alongside such famous cemeteries as Highgate in London!
The Halifax General Cemetery, Lister Lane, was opened in 1841. Today, the Cemetery has Grade II listed status and has many interesting monuments, particularly the gothic spires and obelisks along the main pathway. The Cemetery is laid out around a now derelict neo-classical chapel and a raised terrace with views across Halifax to Beacon Hill.
Lister Lane Cemetery is the last resting place of many Halifax residents, some of great significance, such as; Ben Rushton, the famous Chartist Leader; Abel Dean, who conducted Piece Hall "Sings"; Pohlmann the piano-maker; Jonas Dearnely Taylor, co-founder of Halifax Permanent Building Society; and entrepreneurs such as the Crossleys of Dean Clough.
Lister Lane Cemetery is open to the public on Wednesdays from 10am - 3.30pm and most Sundays (weather permitting) from 10am - 12pm when the Friends of the Cemetery are working there. The site can be opened to visitors by appointment with the secretary by phone,or via the website and conducted tours are available for groups.
Can you can spare a couple of hours on a Sunday or Wednesday morning to assist with ground-clearance, maintenance or gardening? No experience is necessary and the Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery can supply the tools. You can also register as a member of the friends for just £3 per annum.