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.
Hebden BridgeElmet Farmhouse is a beautiful 18th century farmhouse with spectacular views and gorgeous interiors near hip and happening Hebden Bridge in the hea...Elmet Farmhouse is a beautiful 18th century farmhouse with spectacular views and gorgeous interiors near hip and happening Hebden Bridge in the heart of ‘Gentleman Jack’ Country. Finalist in Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards, this stunning cottage is stylishly decorated and provides luxury self-catering accommodation in idyllic countryside for 2-6 guests . Set in a walkers’ paradise overlooking the dramatic National Trust estate of Hardcastle Crags, Elmet Farmhouse is close to the Pennine Way and the Calderdale Way, within easy reach of Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales.
BrighouseThe Blakeley family have been serving fish & chips to Brighouse for over 25 years and we cater for the whole family. Our menu ranges from tradition...The Blakeley family have been serving fish & chips to Brighouse for over 25 years and we cater for the whole family. Our menu ranges from traditional fish & chips to fresh steamed salmon or even smoked haddock. We also offer a gluten-free batter for customers with specific dietary requirements. Our tastefully decorated restaurant seats up to 50 people and in the summer months we also have a covered outside seating area. Blakeley's is also fully accessible for disabled customers.
BrighouseThe Secret Tea Rooms are traditional Yorkshire Tea Rooms in the heart of the market town of Brighouse. The Tea Rooms contain many old features,...The Secret Tea Rooms are traditional Yorkshire Tea Rooms in the heart of the market town of Brighouse. The Tea Rooms contain many old features, an open fire and excellent, friendly service. We offer table service and good quality home cooked food ranging from cream teas, home-made cakes and pie and peas to Quiche, pate, sandwiches and warming soups. We are located on The Calderdale Way, the 50-mile walking route which circles the borough, making us a perfect place to take a break from tour walk and enjoy some food and drink.
TodmordenGreat Rock Co-op is owned and run by its suppliers and customers and dedicated to providing great locally-produced food and craft to the community ...Great Rock Co-op is owned and run by its suppliers and customers and dedicated to providing great locally-produced food and craft to the community around Blackshawhead and the Upper Calder Valley. Staffed by volunteers, the shop opens every Saturday at Staups Lea Farm from 10am to 2pm. You will find meat, baked goods, eggs, cheese, milk, vegetables, wine, beer, and a range of craft products – all reared, grown or made nearby. There is often a chance to meet the producers themselves, who play an active part in running the shop, and to find out more about how they work. We also stock a small range of ethically-sourced dried and tinned goods such as rice and coffee to stock up your store cupboard. Staups Lea Farm is located in breathtaking countryside, just over a hundred metres away from The Calderdale Way walking route.
TodmordenAs made famous by Derren Brown's 2011 TV Show 'The Experiments', the 'Lucky Dog' could bring good luck your way.As made famous by Derren Brown's 2011 TV Show 'The Experiments', the 'Lucky Dog' could bring good luck your way.
RippondenOver The Bridge is a detached, 18thC, Grade II Listed cottage situated in the heart of Ripponden's picturesque conservation village at the foot of ...Over The Bridge is a detached, 18thC, Grade II Listed cottage situated in the heart of Ripponden's picturesque conservation village at the foot of an ancient Packhorse bridge. The cottage overlooks the River Ryburn and has its own fishing rights. Nearby is the 'oldest pub' in Yorkshire and also St Bartholomews Church. The 50-mile waalking route The Calderdale Way passes right by us, and there are other excellent walks to be enjoyed from the village, as well as many cycle routes. After a day's activity why not sample some of the numerous pubs and restaurants in the area. We are a short driving distance from many key tourist attractions including Hebden Bridge, The Bronte Country, (home place of the Bronte Sisters), Last of the Summer Wine Country, Esholt (the birthplace of Emmerdale Farm) and, for those of you who enjoy shopping and exciting nightlife, Leeds and Manchester are only a 20 minute drive away. Why not make a special occasion of your stay with us and order wine, champagne, chocolates or flowers to be provided in your room upon arrival or even reserve a table for a bar meal in the 'oldest pub' in Yorkshire 'The Bridge Inn' dating back to the 1300's. These, or other ideas, can be arranged during the time of booking. Our aim is simply to do what we are able to do to make your stay with us as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
Cragg ValeThe old Robin Hood Inn has been in business since around 1800. We are a convivial Yorkshire village pub with welcoming open fires, hand-pumped ...The old Robin Hood Inn has been in business since around 1800. We are a convivial Yorkshire village pub with welcoming open fires, hand-pumped real ales, quality wines, speciality lagers and home made pub food, located on beautiful Cragg Vale, close to The Calderdale Way walking route.
GreetlandVoted Seafood Restaurant of the Year at the Food Awards England 2017. Catch is a modern day fish & seafood restaurant based on the family values...Voted Seafood Restaurant of the Year at the Food Awards England 2017. Catch is a modern day fish & seafood restaurant based on the family values that have helped us succeed for nearly 100 years! Our goal is to source the absolute best fresh fish from UK ports and bring it your plate. We are located close the start point of the 50-mile walking route The Calderdale Way, at nearby Clay House.
Hebden BridgeHebden Bridge Holiday Cottages offer two fabulous self catering cottages for you to enjoy a happy holiday or fun filled relaxing short break. O...Hebden Bridge Holiday Cottages offer two fabulous self catering cottages for you to enjoy a happy holiday or fun filled relaxing short break. Original features include stone mullion windows, stone window sills and large wooden beams in both cottages. We have kept these original features but have brought both cottages into the 21st century with free wireless broadband connectivity, Smart TVs - 32in flat-screens with Freeview, USB port and blue tooth sound bar. For your health and pleasure we have installed a Far Infra Red Sauna in White Rose Cottage and a Hot Tub at Red Rose Cottage. The Calderdale Way passes right by our cottages, making them a great base from which to explore this 50 mile walking route. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet.
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.
Hebden BridgeHebden Bridge Equestrian Centre is situated on the scenic moors of Wadsworth above Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. The 50-mile Calderdale Way walk...Hebden Bridge Equestrian Centre is situated on the scenic moors of Wadsworth above Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. The 50-mile Calderdale Way walking route passes right by our centre. Our Riding School offers horse riding hacks in which you can take in fantastic views - in just 15 minutes you can feel like you are on the top of the world! Visit us for the best in Yorkshire riding.
Hebden BridgeA lovingly converted holiday cottage in the hamlet of Blackshaw Head near Hebden Bridge, close to walking routes The Calderdale Way and The Pennin...A lovingly converted holiday cottage in the hamlet of Blackshaw Head near Hebden Bridge, close to walking routes The Calderdale Way and The Pennine Way and with a private hot-tub. Packhorse Stables boasts outstanding views across the unspoilt Colden Valley, yet is only a 30 minute woodland walk to the historic market town of Hebden Bridge which offers an eclectic selection of amenities. The front stable-door opens into a large open plan living/dining area. The living area comprises one sofa (can be converted to a bed), comfy chair, wood burning stove, underfloor heating, wall-mounted flat screen TV with free-view and DVD player. The Dining area has a wooden table, bookcase with a wide range of books and tourist information, stereo CD and ipod docking station. Local craftsmen have been used to supply the furnishings and fittings where possible and most is available to buy in Hebden Bridge. Fully- fitted kitchen including dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave, large fridge/freezer, slow cooker, extensive cookware and crockery. Two large windows, one offering beautiful views of the garden and the second overlooking the front patio. Wet-room to the rear of the property with heated towel rail, luxury walk in shower and underfloor heating. Large centrally heated bedroom with fitted carpet, quality wooden furniture, super-kingsize bed and several windows with far reaching views of the valley and gardens. Moving to the outside of the cottage there is a south-facing patio at the front with table and chairs, ideal for al-fresco dining. To the rear there is another large patio which has the hot-tub – perfect for gazing at the stars at night or taking in the sights of the valley during the day. Wood-store and BBQ where bikes can also be kept under cover. Large garden with pond and additional seating area, which can be illuminated at night. Wild pheasants love to be fed here and we have two resident Little owls and woodpeckers. Parking for 2 cars on a private drive, access to both front and back doors can be reached avoiding steps. Bedlinen, towels, gas, electricity and starter pack for woodburner all included in the price. We can offer champagne/evening platters/chocolates on arrival….perfect for anniversaries/birthdays and we are very popular for honeymoon couples….please ask when booking
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.
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.
Hebden BridgeLittle Nook Caravan Club site is located just a few hundred metres from The Calderdale Way walking route, offering spectacular views over the Calde...Little Nook Caravan Club site is located just a few hundred metres from The Calderdale Way walking route, offering spectacular views over the Calder Valley. We offer 5 pitches, with electrical hook up, shower & toilet facilities. Caravan Club members only.