Plan your stay
Whatever your group’s size and whenever you choose to visit, once you’ve discovered what Calderdale has to offer you’ll find r...
Whatever your group’s size and whenever you choose to visit, once you’ve discovered what Calderdale has to offer you’ll find reasons to visit again and again.
A Warm Welcome
Encounter miles of stunning countryside, bustling market towns where independent shops outnumber the national chains, magnificent gardens and parkland, fantastic locally sourced food and drink, two past winners of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub, some of the finest examples of architecture anywhere in the country, festivals, theatres, agricultural shows, music, exhibitions, antiques, galleries and a rich mix of annual events.
Calderdale is the southernmost of the Yorkshire Dales and covers part of the South Pennines area of beautiful river valleys, moorland and hill country. Calderdale is not as well-known as its Northern neighbours as it does not fall within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Yet Calderdale has a tremendous amount to offer visitors, time after time.
Ideally located off major routes, getting here couldn't be easier - your group will be able to arrive relaxed and raring to go. Visit our Getting to Calderdale page and discover how simple it can be to come and pay us a visit.
Once you're here, you'll quickly realise there's a lot more to Calderdale than you can discover in a single day. There are plenty of hotels suitable for groups that will serve as an ideal base for you to explore our magnificently modest area.
Calderdale also has three friendly visitor information centres that are just a phone call away and who can help to provide you with additional information and inside tips to make your trip a real success, whatever your tastes and budget.
Calderdale offers great value for money and a warm Yorkshire welcome. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Coach Parking & Drop Off Points
Here's some handy information on set down points and parking for coaches:
Set Down Points:
Cobbled lay by (adjacent to 'The Woolshops Shopping Centre' car park, on your left) on Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG.
- Pre-booked coach parking is available in the Eureka! car parks. All coach parking must be booked in advance directly with Eureka! and is subject to availability.. Eureka! Contact: 01422 330069
- Pre-booked coach parking for a maximum of two coaches is available at The Shay Stadium, Halifax HX3 0AQ in the South Stand Car Park. All coach parking must be booked in advance. £25.00 for a full day – weekdays only, (cash only). No reduction for part days. The Shay Stadium 01422 264750
Set Down Points: Lay by on New Road, HX7 8AF (adjacent to Hebden Bridge Marina).
Coach Parking: There is a signposted car park in the nearby village of Heptonstall on Valley View Road. (Use the Heptonstall turning circle just outside Hebden Bridge to double back up towards Heptonstall.) The lay-by opposite the Heptonstall turning circle also sometimes has space to park, but the amount of space available there varies daily.
Parking is available for up to two coaches in a lay-by at the marina on New Road by Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre for up to three hours. Postcode HX7 8AF
There is a signposted car park in nearby Heptonstall, on Valley View Road. Postcode HX7 7LB.
There is also a lay-by opposite the Heptonstall turning circle on King Street (A646). There is sometimes space to park here, although the amount of space available varies daily. Postcode HX7 6LX.
Set Down Point: Stand A, Todmorden Bus Station, Burnley Road, OL14 5DJ. Please use Stand A, which is located on the main road, for both drop off and pick up.
Coach Parking: Todmorden Bus Station, Burnley Road, OL14 5DJ. After dropping off at Stand A, coaches can drive onto the bus station proper and park in one of two lay-bys at the station designated as 'bus lay over'. For more information please ring Metro on 0113 2517330.
Brighouse3 Star globally branded hotel. 94 air conditioned guest rooms, some with two double beds, some with balconies, quiet rooms overlooking the woods at...3 Star globally branded hotel. 94 air conditioned guest rooms, some with two double beds, some with balconies, quiet rooms overlooking the woods at the rear of the hotel. Executive rooms with a more contemporary design and sofa beds. Two guestroom suites with separate lounges and dining area. Full leisure facilities including gym, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Al fresco dining in the flower filled courtyard with feature fountain. Close to the historic Clifton Village. Conveniently located for travel to East and West Coast resorts via the M62, with links close by to the M1 and A1. Ideally situated for travel to Leeds, York, Harrogate, Wetherby, Manchester and Bradford. On the edge of 'Last of the Summer Wine, 'Where the Heart Is' and 'Bronte' country.Local attractions include Eureka! the National Children's Museum, Shibden hall, Smith Art Gallery, Bankfield Museum, The Royal Armouries, National Media Museum, Coal Mining Museum and Magna. 45 minutes from from Manchester International Airport, 35 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport, 45 minutes from Humberside Airport, 1 hour from Doncaster Robin Hood Airport.
Hebden BridgeRiverview Bed and Breakfast is a 200 year old stone cottage, perched on the side of a valley leading to the National Trust's famous Hardcastle Crag...Riverview Bed and Breakfast is a 200 year old stone cottage, perched on the side of a valley leading to the National Trust's famous Hardcastle Crags. It enjoys delightful views of Hebden Water, the stepped rooftops, and the wooded hills beyond that characterise this most southerly part of the Yorkshire Dales. We are family and dog friendly. Riverview offers two double rooms: The Green Room - A delightful vaulted and beamed bedroom with lovely views over the river and Hardcastle Crags valley at the front, and of the hamlet of Hollins to the side. In addition to your hostess tray, there is an option to have a continental breakfast served in The Green Room. Birchview - A cosy double bedroom with feature exposed stone walls. Birchview has panoramic views down to the river, to the mill-workers cottages and wooded hills beyond that fringe the start of Hardcastle Crags valley. In addition to the two delightful bedrooms, guests can enjoy breakfast in a spacious, light, timber floored dining room that overlooks the valley, and boasts woodpeckers, nuthatches and long-tailed tits as regular visitors to the feeder and bird table directly outside the windows. Hebden Bridge town centre is a ten minute walk down the hillside where you can enjoy a vibrant and eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, a theatre and the historic picture house. Excellent rail and road links make this a wonderful base from which to explore Yorkshire's finest cities and countryside. We look forward to welcoming you to Riverview and hope you enjoy your stay in this unique corner of Yorkshire.
HalifaxSituated in the heart of Halifax, The White Swan Hotel offers free WiFi and a fitness suite. It is 5 minutes' walk from the Lloyds office and Dean ...Situated in the heart of Halifax, The White Swan Hotel offers free WiFi and a fitness suite. It is 5 minutes' walk from the Lloyds office and Dean Clough offices and less than a 10-minute walk from Halifax Railway Station. The rooms are bright and airy. They are individually decorated, and each has en suite facilities, tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and flat screen televisions with satellite channels and Freeview. The Superior and Executive rooms also have modern bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a traditional Full English breakfast each morning, with lighter options also available. There is an authentic Italian restaurant. It offers fresh pastas, pizzas and steaks, and there is also a cosy lounge bar.
HalifaxA Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections. Set in the attractive surround...A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections. Set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, this Victorian mansion was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd. We are a short distance from the centre of Halifax, with free parking and close to public transport links. 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.
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...
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!
GreetlandClay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the vil...Clay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the village of West Vale, less than a mile form Elland and less than three miles from Halifax. Clay House is the official start (and end) point for The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. The start of The Calderdale Way is signposted at the rear of the House, with signage, flower beds and a picnic area. The Main hall (7.3m x 10.5m) is a beautiful room with wood panelling, a minstrel gallery, polished wood floor, large stone fireplace and stone mullioned windows. It is licensed for civil ceremonies and can set up to 70 people for a formal meal, or 100 people theatre style for meetings, training sessions or presentations. Terraces and gardens in front and to the side of the House make great backgrounds for photographs and places to enjoy the views across the Park. Access Information: A portable ramp is provided to the front entrance or there is level access to the side; Two small internal ramps enable access to all public areas; A disabled toilet is available The Main Hall is fitted with an Induction Loop.
Sowerby BridgeThe Caldervale line runs through the area with train stations at Halifax, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Walsden and Todmor...The Caldervale line runs through the area with train stations at Halifax, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Walsden and Todmorden. Trains run from Blackpool North to York via Hebden Bridge and Halifax and from Leeds via Bradford to Manchester Victoria via all stations. It is also possible to travel to Leeds via Dewsbury from Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge. A direct service operated by Grand Central runs from London to Halifax and Brighouse three times a day.
HuddersfieldHuddersfield's only 4 star hotel welcomes you with warm, friendly staff, wonderful amenities and a professional attitude. - Located on Junctio...Huddersfield's only 4 star hotel welcomes you with warm, friendly staff, wonderful amenities and a professional attitude. - Located on Junction 24 of the M62, between Leeds and Manchester. - 113 rooms including a family room, four poster suites and the Pennine Suite. - The Olympic restaurant and Olympic bar offer excellent dining in a welcoming atmopshere. - Residents have full access to our Future Fitness Leisure Club. - Conference area with 15 meeting rooms. - Private banqueting for 10 - 400 guests. - Licensed for civil weddings. - Wireless internet. - Free car parking for 250 cars.
Hebden BridgeSet in the hamlet of Old Chamber, this former working farm barn offers stunning views over Hebden Bridge. The B & B is run by Julie with occasio...Set in the hamlet of Old Chamber, this former working farm barn offers stunning views over Hebden Bridge. The B & B is run by Julie with occasional help from her friendly neighbours. Two en-suite double rooms are available.. We welcome walkers and mountain bikers - there's a large, secure garage where you can lock up your boots and bikes, and plenty of room to park your car. : We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet. The Pennine hills and valleys around Hebden Bridge have long been popular with visitors. Walking and cycling are popular activities, whether just strolling along a riverside path, or following the stone causeways ("causeys") that mark old packhorse routes. Britain's first National Trail, the Pennine Way, passes close by, while the Calderdale Way, a 50-mile (80 km) circular route around the Calder Valley, skirts the town. A growing network of bridleways makes excellent mountain-biking and horse-riding routes, including the Mary Towneley Loop, part of the Pennine Bridleway.
Sowerby BridgeNestling on the hillside with panoramic views over the Calder Valley & Sowerby Bridge, lies a hidden gem - The New Hobbit Country Inn, Restaurant &...Nestling on the hillside with panoramic views over the Calder Valley & Sowerby Bridge, lies a hidden gem - The New Hobbit Country Inn, Restaurant & Wedding Venue. With a rich history this venue has grown from a pub in the 1900’s to now a 30 bedroom hotel offering vintage and new modern rooms. Whatever your tastes may be the New Hobbit has it with an exceptionally rated customer service you will find just what you are looking for. Our standard double rooms have been designed with your comfort in mind. All our double rooms continue the country theme of our ‘log wall’, each having a console table masterfully cut from the trunk of a tree. Each room has been superbly decorated to the highest standard with 5-star quality beds dressed with sumptuous duvets to add to your comfort. An extra touch of comfort and style comes from the 100% wool throws which complement the theme of the hotel. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with bath or shower and soft white towels.
TodmordenTwo Hoots Cottage is set in the heart of the Pennines just below Stoodley Pike between Todmorden & Hebden Bridge. A lovely cottage with gardens and...Two Hoots Cottage is set in the heart of the Pennines just below Stoodley Pike between Todmorden & Hebden Bridge. A lovely cottage with gardens and outside seating and eating areas, with surrounding views across the valley. Here at Two Hoots Cottage we have available a beautifully furnished twin room & private bathroom with incredible views across sheep filled fields. With additional off road parking, secure bike storage, cleaning facilities and downstairs wet room facility, Two Hoots can provide perfect accommodation for all travellers from singles away on business trips, to walking & biking couples.
HeptonstallHeptonstall Museum offers you the opportunity to expore the changing importance of Heptonstall and the surrounding area, from prehistoric times unt...Heptonstall Museum offers you the opportunity to expore the changing importance of Heptonstall and the surrounding area, from prehistoric times until recent day. Find out about the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners, who produced counterfeit currency and committed murder to conceal their illegal trade. Explore the temporary exhibition relating to local stories, objects and heroes. Discover the exploits of Heptonstall's Parliamentarian garrison during the English Civil War and uncover intriguing stories of the everyday lives of the people of Heptonstall and the Upper Calder Valley. Heptonstall Grammar School was established in 1642, the present building was rebuilt in 1771, where it continued to be used as a school until 1889. In 1898 it became the Yorkshire Penny Bank whose staff were careful to preserve some of the original features of the school: including a black oak desk at which pupils took their lessons which can still be found inside the Museum today. FREE Entry. Open March to October: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00. Closed November to February.
BrighouseRegular bus services operate to all the main towns in Calderdale, with bus stations in Brighouse, Halifax and Todmorden. Frequency in the smalle...Regular bus services operate to all the main towns in Calderdale, with bus stations in Brighouse, Halifax and Todmorden. Frequency in the smaller villages and rural areas is more limited. Up to date timetables are available from West Yorkshire METRO.
Hebden BridgeWe are a gay friendly couple and our guest room is in the gay friendly town of Hebden Bridge. Our apartment is on the canal side, which is very bea...We are a gay friendly couple and our guest room is in the gay friendly town of Hebden Bridge. Our apartment is on the canal side, which is very beautiful. It is a double room with hanging and draw space.There is free wifi, a shared bathroom,the use of our kitchen and the tv plays dvds and is an ipod dock. We provide the bed linen and towels. Breakfast is included, you can help yourself to toast, cereal,fruit, yogurt,fruit juice,tea and coffee. You are welcome to cook your own breakfast if you prefer. We are 2 mins walk from Hebden Bridge town centre Bed and Breakfast is £50 per night for 2 people, one person is £30.
HalifaxStaying local is easy at the new Premier Inn Hotel Halifax Town Centre, with most central attractions and facilities within a half mile stroll. Thi...Staying local is easy at the new Premier Inn Hotel Halifax Town Centre, with most central attractions and facilities within a half mile stroll. This is also a great place to give your car a break - unless you're tempted by a spin into the countryside. If the kids are on board, why not start with the Eureka the National Children's Museum? Then move on to the historic Piece Hall or a show at the Victoria Theatre or Square Chapel. And if you're on business, Lloyds HQ and Halifax Town Hall are close by. Wind down at the Brewer's Fayre restaurant, before it's time to get your head down in a comfy bed.