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TodmordenOnce the local manor house dating back to the late 16th century, this refurbished hostel on the edge of moorland is a charming place to stay. Th...Once the local manor house dating back to the late 16th century, this refurbished hostel on the edge of moorland is a charming place to stay. The Pennine Way and The Calderdale Way are close by and you’ll find an abundance of other footpaths, bridleways and packhorse trails to explore. Despite the quiet, rural location, YHA Mankinholes is within easy reach of other attractions should the weather prove inclement. Eureka!, the National Children’s Museum in Halifax, Shibden Estate, The Piece Hall, Bankfield Museum, Haworth, The Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway and Hollingworth Lake & Activity Centre are all nearby. YHA Mankinholes offers 8 bedrooms, each with a number of bunkbeds. Each bunkbed sleeps two people.
BarkislandLocal Family Run Farm Shop producing and selling Top Quality Home Reared Beef. Succulent Lamb, Pork, Chicken & Game. Award Winning Sausages and an ...Local Family Run Farm Shop producing and selling Top Quality Home Reared Beef. Succulent Lamb, Pork, Chicken & Game. Award Winning Sausages and an Extensive BBQ Range. Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Homemade Cakes, Pies and Pastries, Delicatessen & a wide range of cheeses, Ready Meals, Wines & Beers, Jams & Preserves, Ice Cream & Giftware. Everything from a simple tea to the Ultimate Dinner Party.
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!
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.
TodmordenA characterful cottage in a lovely setting, this property is perfect to visit and explore West Yorkshire. Sleeping up to 6 people in three comf...A characterful cottage in a lovely setting, this property is perfect to visit and explore West Yorkshire. Sleeping up to 6 people in three comfortable bedrooms, the property also benefits from a traditional wood burner, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen and close proximity to a pub and shops. This cottage allows one dog, so no one gets left behind.
TodmordenFantastic retreat and base for walking, cycling, golfing, horse riding or just relaxing. Tastefully renovated, retaining many original features. E...Fantastic retreat and base for walking, cycling, golfing, horse riding or just relaxing. Tastefully renovated, retaining many original features. Exposed stone fireplaces – black cast iron features in bedrooms. Original stone flagged floor to large kitchen area and original waxed floorboards to all other living areas. Featuring open oak staircase to first floor. Mezzanine floors to both bedrooms, accessed via Jacob’s Ladders. Fully equipped utility room in cellar with separate cellar room for bicycle storage.
TodmordenThe Loft Apartment is located on Water Street in centre of the market town of Todmorden, with views over the River Calder. The apartment has t...The Loft Apartment is located on Water Street in centre of the market town of Todmorden, with views over the River Calder. The apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. Pets are allowed (charges may be applicable). Please note that the upper floors of the apartment are only accessible by a stairway.
TodmordenThe Cottage is part of a traditional stone farmhouse dating back to 1692. It is a listed building with some historical and architectural interest,...The Cottage is part of a traditional stone farmhouse dating back to 1692. It is a listed building with some historical and architectural interest, lying in the Pennine hills between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. Many walks can be made from the cottage. The Pennine and Calderdale Ways, on which lies Stoodley Pike, traverse the ridge of hills behind the property and the Rochdale/Leeds Canal with towpath walks runs through the valley beneath. Todmorden with its shops and market is two miles away and can be reached by bus. Hebden Bridge, Howarth and the Bronte country, the Worth Valley Steam Railway, Halifax with the Piece Hall, the Eureka Museum and theatres are all within easy reach.
TodmordenOld East View is an historic 19th-century manor house with a detached stone-built coach-house, and overlooks the Calder Valley in the heart of the ...Old East View is an historic 19th-century manor house with a detached stone-built coach-house, and overlooks the Calder Valley in the heart of the Pennines. The coach-house offers luxury modern holiday accommodation sleeping five in three bedrooms, and is available to rent on a weekend or weekly basis. The Coach House at Old East View sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms (king, double, and single beds). There is a modern bathroom, comfortable living room, and an open plan kitchen-dining room. Old East View provides the ideal opportunity for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities - whether you like walking, climbing, cycling, riding, or even boating or fell-running, there's plenty to do! Bed linen and towels are supplied and the kitchen is equipped with everything you'll need for a quick snack or a multi-course feast. There is ample parking for two cars in the courtyard. We also offer secure storage for bikes and other sporting equipment.
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.
TodmordenLuxury countryside holiday cottage retreat with stunning views near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Open log fire. Great walking, cycling and climbing ba...Luxury countryside holiday cottage retreat with stunning views near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Open log fire. Great walking, cycling and climbing base. Well behaved dogs welcome. Originally a farmer’s cottage and barn, now extended to be a luxurious countryside retreat, Rough Top is full of original features and character, providing you with a relaxing environment for your holiday. Ideal for those wanting to get away from it all, Rough Top is situated in a quiet hilltop area with stunning views, plenty of walks and cycle routes for all abilities. The bedrooms are in keeping with the farmhouse style, with pine beds and brilliant views on tap! We have one double and one twin room upstairs with a shower room and a single bedroom downstairs, also with a neighbouring shower room.
WalsdenWaterstalls Farm Cottage boasts an elevated position at the end of a no-through lane, roughly half a mile from the main road on the fringes of Wals...Waterstalls Farm Cottage boasts an elevated position at the end of a no-through lane, roughly half a mile from the main road on the fringes of Walsden in the Upper Calder Valley. Right on the Pennine Way and close to Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, this is the ideal destination for a lovely break away with your family or friends. This characterful holiday home is nestled within the owner's grounds, with horses grazing in the fields and gentle lakes you can walk around, before spending your down time within the cosy sitting room. You can sink into the sofa on a cool wintry evening and get toasty and warm by the fire as you catch up on your favourite TV shows. Use the kitchen next door to rustle up a home-cooked meal and get together around the dining table to discuss plans for the following day. Later, choose from a super king-size bedroom upstairs, which has zip/link beds for flexibility, or catch your rest in the single room. They are each served by the well-appointed shower room and boast remarkable views of rolling hills and vales. Outside, you have your very own private patio area for soaking up a balmy afternoon with a drink and you can greet the horses over the fence. No smoking and no pets allowed. We do not accept children under the age of 14.
TodmordenA warm welcome awaits at our beautiful character cottage. The cottage is set back from the main road with a gate off the footpath and a grass verge...A warm welcome awaits at our beautiful character cottage. The cottage is set back from the main road with a gate off the footpath and a grass verge in front. If you're on public transport you'll love the fact that you can see all the way up Burnley Road and can spot the bus on its way down so there's no hanging about at the bus stop - which is located only a few meters from your front door so you can step outside just as it comes! The front door leads into a vestibule and then into the main living area. The living room is spacious with comfy seating and a good sized TV. An ideal space to kick off your shoes and relax in front of the fire. The under stairs cupboard is accessed from the living room and here you'll find a place to store your coats (as well as the vac, fire extinguisher and laundry equipment etc). The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, built in double oven, microwave, separate fridge and freezer and a washing machine. There's miles of worktop space and storage so if you're here for a longer stay you can make it your home and get stuck into some cooking! The back door leads straight onto a very pleasant 'open back' which means there are no fences between you and the neighbours. This was how it used to be and you'll see the out buildings where the toilet and coal stores were. It's a good place to sit outside on a sunny day. Rodney and Jean live next door and have done for the past few decades so feel free to have a chat and find out more local info. The stairs come off the kitchen and directly at the top of the stairs is the double bedroom. We want you to have everything you need and be comfortable. The mattress is thick and comfy and the curtains have blackout lining. We've also included coat hangers and a hairdryer. The single room also benefits from a quality mattress. Its spacious too - with an area for the bed and then fitted wardrobes and a dressing table at the other end. If you need the space for an office this works well. After all your Yorkshire escapades you'll want a proper shower and this one won't disappoint. A huge double shower is fed from the combi boiler, giving you unlimited hot water. The shower room is fully tiled with a good sized sink and modern loo (no, we don't make you use the outside one!) FREE on street parking is available.
Todmorden Town Hall in Todmorden straddles the Walsden Water and it was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was ...
Todmorden Town Hall in Todmorden straddles the Walsden Water and it was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on 1 January 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people.
Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The left hand one represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the right hand one Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border.
Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the many varied events in the Town Hall for over 140 years.
Todmorden Town Hall is the People’s Palace. It was gifted to the people of Todmorden by the Fielden family on 6 August 1891. Please do get in touch to share your memories, explore and to ask questions.
All rooms at Todmorden Town Hall are licensed for civil ceremonies. All enquiries welcome and individual needs can be discussed and you are welcome on a pre-visit to see the magnificent hall so you can decide if it is the right place for you. There is no obligation to hire Todmorden Town Hall - we're happy for you to come and look around. Get in touch to confirm what date you'd like to look around, or to arrange a day.
The building has many stories to tell and is home to a Heritage Centre. Guided ‘Tea and Tours’ are available for groups with fully trained volunteer tour guides. Tours cost £4.50 per person, with a minimum group charge of £45.00. All tours include tea, coffee and biscuits.
Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January) and start at 2pm opposite the iconic pediment. There is no need to book a tour: you can just turn up. Please note that these tours last just one hour and are less comprehensive than the ‘Tea and Tours’.
For individuals and couples who would like to enjoy a more thorough tour there are also ‘Behind the Scenes Tours’ of Todmorden Town Hall available. These include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including Caretaker’s Flat, bathroom in the attic and cellar. ‘Behind the Scenes Tours’ are charged at £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. To book your place on a ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ please click here. :
If you would like to become a volunteer at Todmorden Town Hall or to book a tour please contact Todmorden Information Centre.
Todmorden Town Hall sits in the centre of Todmorden and all day parking is available in Bramsche Square, Todmorden, OL14 5AG. Parking charges are in force from 8am to 6pm .
Todmorden Town Hall is wheelchair accessible throughout. There are accessible toilets and a lift to the ballroom.
Thank you to GillGraphics for the virtual tours and Andy Wade Photography for the images.
TodmordenThe River Apartment is located on Water Street in centre of the market town of Todmorden, with views over the River Calder. The apartment has ...The River Apartment is located on Water Street in centre of the market town of Todmorden, with views over the River Calder. The apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. Pets are allowed (charges may be applicable). Please note that the upper floors of the apartment are only accessible by a stairway.
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.