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.
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!
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.
Hebden BridgeFlying Saucers is a pottery painting cafe situated in Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire. People of all ages can come and paint a piece of pottery, and l...Flying Saucers is a pottery painting cafe situated in Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire. People of all ages can come and paint a piece of pottery, and leave it with us for glazing and firing. Over 100 items to choose from Collect within a week, and keep a lifetime!
EllandEnjoy freshly-baked cakes and scones, cheesecakes, breakfasts, soups, salads, hot & cold drinks and more in this friendly coffee shop in the heart ...Enjoy freshly-baked cakes and scones, cheesecakes, breakfasts, soups, salads, hot & cold drinks and more in this friendly coffee shop in the heart of Elland.
Park Life Café is located in the Old Pavilion in the centre of
Park Life Café is located in the Old Pavilion in the centre of Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge.
Our ingredients are sourced from local suppliers and fair-trade and organic wherever possible.
We sell:Hot and cold drinks including a range of teas and coffees, fresh smoothies and milkshakes. Hot and cold food including home-baked treats, freshly made sandwiches, soup and chilli, chips and burgers. Seasonal variations of the menu will be available A range of tasty vegetarian and Vegan alternatives A breakfast menu
We also sell a wide range of interesting flavours of ice cream from our hatch. You can sit in our small but fresh and welcoming café or enjoy the sunshine in our outdoor seating area. If you're just passing through, you may wish to have your food to take away, for which our containers will be bio-degradable and eco-friendly.
Hebden BridgeAngeldale is a traditional Pennine B&B Guest House catering for tourists, cyclists, walkers and railway enthusiasts alike, all of whom can expect a...Angeldale is a traditional Pennine B&B Guest House catering for tourists, cyclists, walkers and railway enthusiasts alike, all of whom can expect a very warm welcome from their hosts Christine and Stephen. We are situated in a charming conservation area only a 2 minute easy level walk, from Hebden Bridge centre with all its substantial amenities: pubs, restaurants, independent shops and visitor attractions.
Hebden BridgeThis cosy Victorian cottage, at the entrance to the Hardcastle Crags estate, has wooded valley views. Nestle in your own little patch of harmony...This cosy Victorian cottage, at the entrance to the Hardcastle Crags estate, has wooded valley views. Nestle in your own little patch of harmony in this quaint two-bedroom Victorian cottage, encompassed by its own garden. You’ll be at the pillared entrance to the Hardcastle Crags estate with its wooded valley unfolding before you. From here you’ll have a network of walking trails that pass tumbling waterfalls, rocky streams and otherworldly rock formations that rise from the dense woodlands. There’s also a former mill at its heart which is now a visitor centre. And if you have dogs, there’s no need to leave them behind as The Lodge can cater for two pups. I’m sure they’ll love a snuggle by the log-burner after a long day of walking. The superb50 mile walking route The Calderdale Way, which circles the borough, runs closely past the Lodge. From here, the market town of Hebden Bridge is only two miles away and the city of Halifax is just 10 miles to the east. You’re also about an hours’ drive from the Yorkshire Dales which is to the north. We are pet friendly - 2 dogs are welcome to stay at The Lodge. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet.
Hebden BridgeThis newly renovated 18c. Wash House is uniquely situated on the Rochdale canal; a few minutes walk from the heart of Hebden Bridge. Sleeping four ...This newly renovated 18c. Wash House is uniquely situated on the Rochdale canal; a few minutes walk from the heart of Hebden Bridge. Sleeping four over two double bedrooms, a private garden and dog friendly, The Wash House offers modern conveniences in a character cottage and a simply stunning location. Whether you are a walker, keen cyclist or simply escaping the city, The Wash House is the perfect base for experiencing the many rich delights of the South Pennines and beyond. This newly renovated 18c. Wash House is uniquely situated on the Rochdale canal; a short stroll to the heart of historic Hebden Bridge and just three minutes walk trom Hebden Bridge Train Station. Sleeping four people over two double bedrooms, the Wash House offers modern conveniences in a character cottage and a simply stunning location. The accommodation is completely self-contained with a lovely canal-side garden for guests to enjoy. Fully serviced including towels and linen. Galley kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, microwave, electric cooker and hob. Lounge with cosy wood burning stove, TV/DVD and Bluetooth stereo. Shower room and toilet. Two double bedrooms with Bluetooth stereo, hairdryer, hanging and draw space and a dressing table. Free Wi-Fi We welcome one well-behaved dog per stay.
HeptonstallBuilt in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One...Built in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One of the first octagonal chapels, it is one of the oldest Methodist churches in continuous use today. This unusual octagonal chapel is open every day. It’s tucked away at the bottom of a flight of steps off Northgate. Entry is free, with donations to the upkeep of the Chapel welcome. Please email Circuit Heritage Officer Mr. John Wilson regarding visits and other activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Methodism in Heptonstall began with the firebrand Scot William Darney. He founded many societies on both sides of the Pennines as he travelled, preaching as he went. The Heptonstall “Darney Society” was visited by Charles and John Wesley in 1747. In these early days, Heptonstall had a preacher every sixth Sunday, with the travelling preachers receiving no stipend or allowance, eating where they could. John Wesley continued to visit Heptonstall and there were always immense crowds to hear him. The society was so successful it was decided to build a chapel. The octagon shape was then fashionable for Methodist preaching houses, as it avoided conflict with the established church. The building was finished in 1764. It was intended to hold 200 people, but by 1802 there were 337 members and over 1000 scholars. The solution was to knock down the far end of the chapel, lengthen the walls and rebuild it, preserving its octagonal shape. Heptonstall is located on The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. Please call in to visit the Chapel if you're passing by.
MytholmroydThe apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’. This gang's a...The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’. This gang's activities were said to be so damaging that they threatened to wreck Britain's currency. David Hartley learnt his trade as an ironworker in Birmingham, before getting into trouble and moving back to Mytholmroyd to escape the authorities. Once returned to his home at Bell House farmhouse (which is now a bed & breakfast accommodation with educational facilities) David used ironworking as a cover to clip or file the edges from gold coins, milling the edges back so the change was all but unnoticeable, and making counterfeit coins from the shavings whilst returning the clipped coins into circulation. David’s activities soon spread to other farms, with families at nearby Hill Top Farm and Keelham Farm soon becoming involved; forming the beginnings of the gang of Cragg Vale Coiners. Local publicans also helped by placing the counterfeit coins into circulation. David Hartley seems to have been an enigmatic leader, becoming known as 'King David' Hartley and the gang’s numbers grew considerably until well over 30 individuals were involved. Rumours of the gang's activities reached the authorities, who sent an excise man named William Deighton to investigate. One of the coiners turned King’s Evidence and betrayed the gang, leading to Hartley's arrest at an Inn in Halifax on 14th October 1769. Hartley's brother Isaac offered £100 to anybody who would kill Deighton. It is alleged that the plotters planned Deighton's murder at an Inn in Mytholmroyd called Barbary's, which is now gone, but was located on the opposite side of the road to the present day Dusty Miller. On November 10th 1769 at Bull Close Lane near Halifax, Deighton was approached by two men, Matthew Normanton and Robert Thomas. Deighton was shot dead, his body also showing signs of having been stamped on. Just days later, the Government offered a reward of £100 for information leading to the arrest of the murderers and a pardon for anybody, bar the killers, who would turn King's Evidence. Over 30 people were subsequently arrested, including 'King David' Hartley, who was sentenced to death on April 6th 1770 and hanged at Tynburn, near York, on April 28th. His body is buried in the graveyard of the village of Heptonstall, above Hebden Bridge. Robert Thomas was acquitted of Deighton's murder, but was later hanged in 1774 for being a highwayman. Matthew Normanton initially fled the authorities, but was later caught and hanged in 1775. Isaac Hartley was never brought to trial due to a lack of evidence and died in 1815, aged 78. Heptonstall Museum has on display some of the original dies used by the Coiners to stamp their gold discs into coins, as well as panels telling more of their story.
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.
HalifaxSultan Mahal Tandoori Restaurant in Halifax serves the finest in Tandoori cuisine. We offer a fine selection of traditional favourites, modern cla...Sultan Mahal Tandoori Restaurant in Halifax serves the finest in Tandoori cuisine. We offer a fine selection of traditional favourites, modern classics and inventive Chef's specials, all of which are cooked freshly to order from the finest ingredients. We specialise in Pakistani Kashmiri Cuisine and have some fantastic vegetarian options. Sultan Mahal is fully licensed. Our fantastic food is complemented by quality wines and friendly, efficient service. FREE DELIVERY On orders over £10 within a 3 mile radius, over 3 miles £1.50 charge.
Sowerby BridgeThe Jubilee Refreshment Rooms are operated by two railway enthusiasts, Chris and Andrew Wright; who have re-created the type of Station Refreshment...The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms are operated by two railway enthusiasts, Chris and Andrew Wright; who have re-created the type of Station Refreshment Rooms that would have been available during the golden age of rail travel. The Refreshment Rooms are decorated in the original colours and the interior features some original advertising signs, a clock rescued from outside John Tempest Jewellers of Commercial Street, Halifax and a set of four hand pumps rescued from The Tandem, Waterloo. Free Wi-Fi is available for customers' use.
RippondenStanley’s Kitchen is a small, newly opened, family run tea-room in the heart of the lovely village of Ripponden, West Yorkshire. As you walk throu...Stanley’s Kitchen is a small, newly opened, family run tea-room in the heart of the lovely village of Ripponden, West Yorkshire. As you walk through the door, you will sense a hint of nostalgia in its décor with tea served in pretty china tea cups and our scrumptious afternoon teas are served on delicate china cake stands. Our aim at Stanley’s Kitchen is to prepare and serve fresh food, in a clean, friendly, welcoming environment, to our valued customers. We always use, where we can, locally sourced produce and make our own delicious cakes on the premises, using only the best ingredients.