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.
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
Hebden BridgeWe are an independent bike shop in the busy market town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Deep in the heart of the Pennines, we’ve got world class ...We are an independent bike shop in the busy market town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Deep in the heart of the Pennines, we’ve got world class riding on our doorstep and support a busy community of cyclists of all sorts, from hardened downhill heroes and top class triathletes to everyday commuters and towpath pootlers.
HalifaxThe Brasserie at the Bull is a luxurious, modern restaurant and bar situated in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The atmosphere at the Brasserie is rela...The Brasserie at the Bull is a luxurious, modern restaurant and bar situated in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The atmosphere at the Brasserie is relaxed, friendly and informal, leaving you with an overall impression of a pub which is comfortable, light, open and luxurious. It’s our attention to detail and high level of service that ensures your whole dining experience at the Brasserie will be truly memorable. The menu is Modern-British, with Mediterranean influences. Our wine list contains all the well known favourites, alongside quality vineyards from around the world. We serve quality imported lagers, traditional hand-pulled ales, as well as premium spirits and cocktails.
Sowerby BridgeTemujin Mongolian Restaurant offers a buffet style of eating, where you choose a combination of meat,seafood, tofu, quorn, vegetables, oil, sauce a...Temujin Mongolian Restaurant offers a buffet style of eating, where you choose a combination of meat,seafood, tofu, quorn, vegetables, oil, sauce and garnish and watch as they are stir fired in 'up turned shields', before your eyes!
HalifaxRicci’s Place food is modern European with Asian accents, catering to all tastes and budgets. Our innovative chefs stay hot on the latest food t...Ricci’s Place food is modern European with Asian accents, catering to all tastes and budgets. Our innovative chefs stay hot on the latest food trends- many of which you only see in London. With so much choice – including fresh seafood and pasta that we make on site, along with juicy steaks and our famous antipasto boards – you may find it hard to save room for our delicious homemade desserts!
HalifaxEnjoy delicious food and a pleasant atmosphere in welcoming restaurant. Whatever the occasion, Denman's Restaurant can provide a special evening...Enjoy delicious food and a pleasant atmosphere in welcoming restaurant. Whatever the occasion, Denman's Restaurant can provide a special evening for you.
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.
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.
RippondenSpacious converted barn in peaceful countryside in Scammonden. Open-plan. Off-road parking. Private garden. Woodburner. Table tennis room. 2 double...Spacious converted barn in peaceful countryside in Scammonden. Open-plan. Off-road parking. Private garden. Woodburner. Table tennis room. 2 double ensuite rooms, sleeps 4+infant. Ripponden 3 miles, Sowerby Bridge 5 miles. Sorry no pets.
Sowerby BridgeWelcome to Happydays Cycles, home to the Bike Shop & Cycle Café in Sowerby Bridge along with various projects to get people out and about. Happy...Welcome to Happydays Cycles, home to the Bike Shop & Cycle Café in Sowerby Bridge along with various projects to get people out and about. Happydays has a Bike Library where you can hire a bicycle from half a day to a week. You can also donate your old or unused bikes to the Library, so others can benefit from them. Happy Days Cycles is a social enterprise business, our main outlet is the shop and café in Sowerby Bridge. All profits go towards funding our work amongst the homeless in West Yorkshire. We are committed to journey with people to develop a love for cycling and enable them as individuals to reach independence. We value partnerships with churches, individuals, volunteers, local government and other organisations to promote integration into the wider community. We would love to welcome you to our café. Pop in to try scrumptious locally sourced cakes, fresh coffee or a delicious lunch! Happydays Café also hosts local groups such as 'Knit N Natter' and exciting community events for all ages.
HalifaxWelcome to Julio's Italian Restaurant. Serving contemporary Italian cuisine in the heart of historic Halifax. We welcome couples, families, and la...Welcome to Julio's Italian Restaurant. Serving contemporary Italian cuisine in the heart of historic Halifax. We welcome couples, families, and large groups. If you would like a special meal for two, or a birthday celebration in a fantastic atmosphere with excellent food and service, then look no further and book with us today. Julio's Italian Restaurant was established in 2006 by Julio Sulmina. Over the years we have gained a reputation for consistently serving excellent food with a friendly service in a relaxed, contemporary setting. We are located in a quieter part of the town centre, next to the White Swan Hotel.
Sowerby BridgeThe relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our restaurant, together with excellent service, is something we take great pride in. Our chefs have many years...The relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our restaurant, together with excellent service, is something we take great pride in. Our chefs have many years experience in producing mouth-watering dishes and share our desire to give you a meal that you will remember. You can also enjoy our fine food in the comfort of your own home with our 'Take Home' service or hire our function room for private events.
Brighouse47 Grains is a brand new restaurant in Brighouse with a twist – nestled in the heart of West Yorkshire, the new fine dining experience is located a...47 Grains is a brand new restaurant in Brighouse with a twist – nestled in the heart of West Yorkshire, the new fine dining experience is located above the popular Millers Bar, which has consistently been voted by the public as one of Yorkshire’s top 30 favourite pubs. Sat alongside the Calder and Hebble Navigation canal and with amazing views as you dine, visitors will experience a welcoming atmosphere with incredibly tasty, homely food using the best local produce. With a dash of creativity and lashings of pride from the team running it, 47 Grains is about bucking trends and making real, quality food that we’re sure will leave you satisfied, but wanting to explore more. 47 Grains is part of the ROKT family of businesses – shaping amazing ideas, from climbing to food, into amazing experiences. Climb, dine, drink wine - and enjoy.