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HalifaxImagine 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. Abo...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.
The stunning landscapes of Calderdale offer walks that are suitable for all ages and abilities. There’s n...
The stunning landscapes of Calderdale offer walks that are suitable for all ages and abilities. There’s no better way to immerse yourself and discover more about this beautiful area than on foot.
Read our Walking in Calderdale blog post for information aboiut guided walks, E Trails, walking guides, easy & family walking and ideas for great walking routes to follow, such as The Calderdale Way, the Pennine Way & Hebden Bridge Loop, Todmorden Centenary Way and great walks at Hardcastle Crags, Ogden Water and more!
HalifaxBottomley's Eyewear Boutqiue travels the world to find the best glasses that you can't buy from the high street. If you want eyewear that you fe...Bottomley's Eyewear Boutqiue travels the world to find the best glasses that you can't buy from the high street. If you want eyewear that you feel and look great in then they can help you find the perfect pair with an exciting, revolutionary method. Book an appointment and find your perfect spectacles at a much more relaxed pace.
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.
Hebden BridgeLatham Farm is a listed building situated on the edge of moorland at 1100 feet, commanding panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The trad...Latham Farm is a listed building situated on the edge of moorland at 1100 feet, commanding panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The traditional barn has been converted for bunkhouse accommodation on the Calderdale Way - a popular walking route. It is available for individuals or small groups. NB Predominately walking access.
TodmordenThe 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.
Hebden BridgeApple Tree Farm holiday lets are newly-restored 17th century barn conversions in the village of Blackshaw Head, near the quaint market town of Hebd...Apple Tree Farm holiday lets are newly-restored 17th century barn conversions in the village of Blackshaw Head, near the quaint market town of Hebden Bridge. We are surrounded by countryside, with spectacular views across the valley towards Stoodley Pike and the ancient village of Heptonstall. Within its own grounds, the farmhouse is an idyllic setting and is surrounded by the beautiful Pennine landscape. Apple Tree Farm offers the option of a one bed or a two bed barn conversion available for 7, 4 or , 3 night lets. Both accommodations are bright and airy with all the modern facility you would expect at home. The two bed sleeps 4, with both bedrooms having ensuite facilities. An open plan lounge and kitchen, creates a great social setting in each let for your holiday. The one bed has the added extra of a wood burner to warm up cold winter nights.
HalifaxThe Penthouse is an immaculate top floor apartment with beautifully decorated interiors on two levels. After a complete refurbishment, every detail...The Penthouse is an immaculate top floor apartment with beautifully decorated interiors on two levels. After a complete refurbishment, every detail of this accommodation has been tailored to a very high standard. Located just a 2-minute walk away from Halifax town centre, the Penthouse offers all the local amenities you could need on your doorstep, including excellent transport links via the nearby train station and bus station. Sleeping a maximum of six people, The Penthouse is an idyllic setting for groups, couples and families wanting a genuine home from home experience. The master bedroom fronts a double bed with a large, grand headboard and rich textures that eminate luxury. Ambient lighting adds a touch of sparkle whilst a full-length mirror and gorgeous dressing table and chair give you all you need to get ready for a night out. The second bedroom features two single beds surrounded by statement décor and a television that allows you to relax in comfort. Velux windows make this bedroom light and airy during the day, and in the evening, simply pull down the thick blinds for the perfect night’s sleep. This outstanding apartment takes the hassle out of the morning rush with two clean, neutral bathrooms equipped with fresh soft towels, storage and mirrors. The main bathroom even has a bath for those of you that feel like being pampered for the evening. Giving you all the privacy that can’t be found in a hotel, the apartment has a bathroom on each floor for the convenience of all guests. The lounge makes it possible for you to entertain yourself and guests in style through the use of a large flat screen TV, full DVD library and complementary Wi-Fi. Soft, modern furnishings invite to you get comfortable, with a bouncy sofa and two single fold-out sofa beds for additional sleeping space. Decorative touches set the scene for you to relax in front of the picturesque fireplace. The kitchen diner provides seating for two and is filled with cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery to give you the choice of preparing your own delicious food at a lower cost than dining out at a restaurant. An oven, hob, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine offer all the mod cons you are used to enjoying at home.
HeptonstallCarefully and creativity converted from a lovely old barn on our property, you will feel right at home in this bright and welcoming place. It ha...Carefully and creativity converted from a lovely old barn on our property, you will feel right at home in this bright and welcoming place. It has it's own garden with views over the village rooftops to the hills beyond. There is also additional space for you to uses in the attached oak garden room. Its a peaceful and private spot in the centre of this small interesting village, but with numerous footpaths right on the doorstep. We are pet friendly too, so you can enjoy some fabulous dog walks in the surrounding woods and moorland. All on one floor, there is a huge bright living room with stylish galley kitchen & dining area. A bathroom with a bath and shower is adjacent to the two bedrooms. Email: email@example.com
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Shibden Hall will be closed from the 7th to the 15th November 2019 for essential building works
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.
WalsdenThe Summit Tunnel at Walsden is one of the oldest railway tunnels in the world. Just over 1.6 miles (2.6 km) long, the Tunnel was built between 18...The Summit Tunnel at Walsden is one of the oldest railway tunnels in the world. Just over 1.6 miles (2.6 km) long, the Tunnel was built between 1838 and 1841 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway. The Tunnel was the longest in the world when it opened. Until the Tunnel was completed, trains ran to both ends and coaches took passengers the two miles or so before they could resume their journey by rail.
HalifaxHarveys are almost 100 years old and have been trading as a family run independent department store in Halifax for over 65 years. Their Piece H...Harveys are almost 100 years old and have been trading as a family run independent department store in Halifax for over 65 years. Their Piece Hall store is dedicated to stocking homeware items from the very best brands including Alessi, Emma Bridgewater, Joules Homeware and Orla Kiely.
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.