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HalifaxRepresenting over 300 years of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, since its raising in 1702, this museum tells the stories of the soldiers who serv...Representing over 300 years of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, since its raising in 1702, this museum tells the stories of the soldiers who served using their own words. The ‘Iron Duke’, Arthur Wellesley, was the Colonel of the 33rd which became, after his death, the only Regiment to be named after a person not of the Royal Blood. Displays include items relating to the Duke himself and to the rich and varied history of the regiment, including the campaigns of 33rd and 76th foot. The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment has a long association with the town of Halifax and its location within Bankfield Museum complements the wider history on display here. FREE Admission
BrighouseThe Lane Head Hotel, Built in the 17th Century, converted from an original Farm House to a Coaching Inn in the 18th Century, to a Private House in ...The Lane Head Hotel, Built in the 17th Century, converted from an original Farm House to a Coaching Inn in the 18th Century, to a Private House in 1850. In addition to our fine Restaurant and 16 letting en-suite bedrooms, we have our Function Room with Private Disco facility and Dance Floor, and we can cater for parties up to 200 – ideal for any occation.
BrighouseA hotel and restaurant set in the quiet rural village of Clifton, near Brighouse. All of our rooms are en-suite and individually designed to provi...A hotel and restaurant set in the quiet rural village of Clifton, near Brighouse. All of our rooms are en-suite and individually designed to provide a warmth and comfort which maximises the character and charm of the property, Some of which dates back to the 17th Century. The wide variety and attention to detail makes us one of the best places to stay in the area. Here at The Black Horse Inn we have a long standing reputation for serving fine cuisine. With a team of highly qualified chefs we continue to create new and exciting dishes whilst retaining some of the more traditional and simple choices from a menu which changes seasonally to take advantage of locally sourced produce. Matching great wines to great food has become something of a passion for us. With over 100 bins from around the world we know we have something for everyone.
HalifaxA warm welcome is always on the menu at the Stump Cross Inn which is situated in the heart of the Shibden Valley at Stump Cross and within a stone’...A warm welcome is always on the menu at the Stump Cross Inn which is situated in the heart of the Shibden Valley at Stump Cross and within a stone’s throw of historic Shibden Hall.
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.
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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.
BrighouseSet in a service area on the M62, this relaxed roadside hotel has modestly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemakin...Set in a service area on the M62, this relaxed roadside hotel has modestly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemaking equipment. A continental breakfast may be taken in-room (fee). Kids age 17 and under stay free with an adult, while kids age 12 and under also eat for free. Parking is free and the lot can accommodate large vehicles. There's also a business centre and an adjacent coffee shop.
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.
Hebden BridgeA REAL YORKSHIRE WELCOME AWAITS...The White Lion Hotel is a traditional coaching inn, with exposed timber and masonry, an abundance of comfortable ...A REAL YORKSHIRE WELCOME AWAITS...The White Lion Hotel is a traditional coaching inn, with exposed timber and masonry, an abundance of comfortable corners to hide in, and always a warm and friendly atmosphere. Set on a riverside location in central Hebden Bridge, the inn has always been well known for fine, yet informal and relaxed country ‘pub’ dining, and its extensive choice of wines and real cask ales. All of which can be enjoyed throughout the year, whether that be in front of a roaring log fire, or in one of our scenic riverside cobbled courtyards. The newly refurbished boutique bedrooms, with Victorian roll-top baths and deep luxurious colours, are complimented by family rooms and courtyard cottages - with the riverside literally at your front door. Dated 1657, the White Lion Hotel is reputed to be the oldest building in the beautiful town of Hebden Bridge, which is renown for its independent lifestyle, creativity, and philosophy - the Yorkshire way!
Hebden Bridge'The Attic' is a purpose built single en-suite guest-room situated in a traditional over-dwelling in central Hebden Bridge. 'The Attic' is a tranqu...'The Attic' is a purpose built single en-suite guest-room situated in a traditional over-dwelling in central Hebden Bridge. 'The Attic' is a tranquil space with dramatic views over Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley. There are 2 steep flights of stairs (with hand rails) to 'The Attic' but it is on the 5th storey of the building! 23 Melbourne Street is a 'back-to-back over-dwelling built in 1887. 'The Attic' has two large triple-glazed skylights and a fully opening dormer window looking-out over Hebden Bridge.
Shibden Hall is open until 24th December 2019. Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm....
Shibden Hall is open until 24th December 2019. Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm. Shibden Hall will close for winter from 24th December 2019 until 2nd March 2020. It's currently expected that the Hall will be closed for filming for a number of weeks during June/July and September/November 2020.If you're planning ahead for your visit then it's currently recommended to aim for March to May or August when the Hall is expected to be open.
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.
Anne Lister is the focus of the new BBC drama series 'Gentleman Jack' written and directed by Sally Wainwright for Lookout Point Productions. The series will explore Anne's life and those who lived in the Hall and Estate. The series is currently being filmed will be aired on BBC and HBO in 2019. Suranne Jones plays the role of Anne Lister and Shibden Hall is being used as a filming location.
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.
Enjoy the boating lake, ride on the miniature railway, play on the pitch and putt course or the new children's play area -suitable for all abilities. The grounds also offer footpaths, an orienteering course and a permanent dry stone walling exhibition - a fine example of this fascinating craft.
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.
The Shibden Mereside Cafe and visitor centre is the perfect place to relax on your visit, with displays and information about the history of Shibden Estate, its habitat, landscape and environment. Function rooms are also available for you to hold your conferences, meetings and events in style. Shibden Estate also hosts live entertainment, music, walks, guided tours, storytelling and craft events in the park.
Craft fairs, exhibitions, workshops and working demonstrations take place regularly throughout the year.
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).
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.
Make your trip to Shibden Hall into a stay to remember at the award-winning Four Star Holdsworth House Hotel and Restaurant.
Adult £8.00, Concession £5.00 (Children 5 - 16 years / Senior Citizens /Passport to Leisure), Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £21.00.
TodmordenThe Gallery was opened in 1981 and has built up a nationwide reputation for supplying works at prices that serious collectors, even those of modest...The Gallery was opened in 1981 and has built up a nationwide reputation for supplying works at prices that serious collectors, even those of modest means, can afford.
HalifaxThe Imperial Crown Hotel has an ideal location opposite Halifax Railway Station and the award-winning Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. Th...The Imperial Crown Hotel has an ideal location opposite Halifax Railway Station and the award-winning Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. The Imperial Crown Hotel in Halifax, built as a coaching inn during the early 1800’s, offers modern amenities on its town centre location, opposite Halifax Railway Station. With easy access from the M62, The Imperial Crown provides an excellent choice for a wedding reception venue, business meetings, Christmas parties and more. The iconic wood-panelled Café Bar and Restaurant offers visitors a varied selection of all-day brasserie meals, bar lunches and dinner. A good range of coffees and teas, choice wines, beers and cocktails provide the weary guest with a welcome respite at the end of a busy working or travelling day…your home away from home! Breakfast is served daily in the restaurant from 7am to 9.30am. Dinner is served in the restaurant nightly from 5pm. While some bedrooms have views over the valley to Beacon Hill, others look over the delightful courtyard garden or the magnificent architecture of the Piece Hall and Square Chapel, soon to be part of a new Cultural Quarter for the town. The timeless wood panelling in the public areas give a feeling of relaxation when you walk through the door. Our friendly yet professional team is on hand to help, whether it is a drink at the bar, a light meal or snack in the Café Bar or a fantastic meal from our ever-changing seasonal menu served in the Café Bar and Restaurant with its beautiful stained glass window and book lined cabinets. Children are welcome from any age.
HalifaxSituated in West Yorkshire's picturesque Shibden Valley, Shibden Mill Inn has been at the heart of local life for over 300 years. It remains so tod...Situated in West Yorkshire's picturesque Shibden Valley, Shibden Mill Inn has been at the heart of local life for over 300 years. It remains so today, though its reputation for fantastic food, drink and sumptuous 5 Star guest accommodation now extends far beyond the Yorkshire borders. The Inn has been voted as Yorkshire Dining Pub of the Year 2020, White Rose Award Yorkshire Pub of the Year in 2018 AND 2015; Les Routiers Inn of the Year 2015; and Sky Great British Pub of the Year 2015. Shibden Mill Inn nestles in the fold of the Shibden Valley, near Halifax, West Yorkshire (England) overlooking Red Beck. The 17th century inn is steeped in history and has been sympathetically renovated to retain its original charm and character by its present owners, Simon & Caitlin Heaton with General Manager, Glen Pearson. There's a cosy, friendly bar and an intimate candlelit restaurant, where our award winning team offer a wide and varied selection of dishes guaranteed to satisfy every taste. Guests can also enjoy a great selection of wines from all over the world, by the glass or the bottle. With its original oak beams and rafters, the restaurant is a popular and romantic venue for special occasions and dinners. Our individually decorated bedrooms have the warmth, style and quality you would expect from a country inn and provide a relaxing atmosphere in which to unwind at the end of a hectic day.
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.
EastwoodHeight Gate consists of a converted farmhouse and large attached barn with: • a well-equipped kitchen • main living room, with wood-burning st...Height Gate consists of a converted farmhouse and large attached barn with: • a well-equipped kitchen • main living room, with wood-burning stove • downstairs bedroom with bunk beds, wheelchair accessible • three upstairs rooms for sleeping • the barn offers a large indoor space for activities • toilet and shower facilities (wheelchair accessible) The sleeping arrangements are currently based on the simple ‘camping barn’ model. Bedrooms are carpeted; users will need to bring their own sleeping bags and if desired camping mats or campbeds. Maximum group size is 30, for both fire safety and facilities provided.
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.