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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. There will also be reduced access to some rooms on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th November.
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 BridgeBased in Vibrant Hebden Bridge we sell really cool stuff. Our range includes Scooters, Skateboards, Kites, Flying Toys, Drones, Juggling Props, ...Based in Vibrant Hebden Bridge we sell really cool stuff. Our range includes Scooters, Skateboards, Kites, Flying Toys, Drones, Juggling Props, Puzzles and Games. We also have a range of funky pocket money toys and gifts.
Hebden BridgeHebden Bridge Antiques Centre is home to 45+ dealers specialising in everything from art, books, curios, collectibles, homewares, furniture, glass,...Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre is home to 45+ dealers specialising in everything from art, books, curios, collectibles, homewares, furniture, glass, pottery, records and more. In short, our centre has the best of everything the antiques trade has to offer. Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre is also home to the famous Hebden Bridge Records, run by the friendly and knowledgeable Dan. With a vast and eclectic selection of records covering everything from folk and jazz to blues and rock & roll, Dan brings in new stock every week and is always happy to meet fellow music fans. Now situated in The Old Police Station on Hope Street, our new premises are quirky and unique – the perfect home for an antiques centre. You’ll find us opposite the library and just across the road from the cinema at The Old Police Station, Hope Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AG. We’re open every day from 10.30am to 4.30pm (including Bank Holidays) so why not pay us a visit?
HalifaxJoseph Chance have an exclusive collection of items for men, including a selection of scarves, ties, cufflinks, leather goods, hip flasks and belts...Joseph Chance have an exclusive collection of items for men, including a selection of scarves, ties, cufflinks, leather goods, hip flasks and belts that have been selected for their craftsmanship. Many items are made locally, including leather belts from Hebden Bridge, handprinted pocket squares and hand enameled cufflinks.
Following the success of Tour de France, Welcome to Yorkshire, supported by Yorkshire Bank; have helped local communities set up bike banks to a...
Following the success of Tour de France, Welcome to Yorkshire, supported by Yorkshire Bank; have helped local communities set up bike banks to allow free bike hire.
Used bikes are donated for free and then reconditioned and hired out, allowing children and adults to learn to ride, get fit or just enjoy their natural environment on a bike.
Calderdale has two bike banks located at:
- Happy Days Cycles in 18 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge
- Active Calderdale Bike Library, Halifax Fire Station, in Skircoat Moor Road
The Active Calderdale Library at Halifax is open 10am -1pm on the first Saturday of each month and run by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service in collaboration with Calderdale Council.To book a bike and for enquiries (including donating a bike) please email email@example.com
Bikes are also available for hire from:
The Bicycle Den – along the Rochdale canal towpath in Hebden Bridge
We Cycle offers electric bike hire to help tackle Calderdale’s hills. These fantastic sturdy bikes help to tackle the steeper inclines of the area and four sites have now been confirmed as hubs for the electric bike scheme. Pairs of bikes are available at:
- The New Delight Inn, Blackshaw Head
- The Hare & Hounds Inn, Lane Ends
- The Cross Inn, Heptonstall
Sowerby BridgeThe Calder and Hebble Navigation runs for 21 miles from Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire. It has 27 locks and a number of flood locks. The...The Calder and Hebble Navigation runs for 21 miles from Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire. It has 27 locks and a number of flood locks. There is a towpath all the way which makes it a great flat walking route. You can do short sections by using local buses to get you to the start and finish of your walk.
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!
HalifaxHarveys is a unique, independent department store in Halifax, UK. Visit us and discover our wide range of fashion, homeware and cosmetics. Once ...Harveys is a unique, independent department store in Halifax, UK. Visit us and discover our wide range of fashion, homeware and cosmetics. Once inside, a glass lift smoothly conveys visitors to four floors of quality shopping including ladies fashions, shoes and accessories, perfumery and cosmetics, menswear, lingerie, linens, homewares and gifts. Not to be missed is the 170 seat Harveys Restaurant on the second floor, offering a wide choice of home made meals and snacks in attractive and comfortable surroundings. This makes Harveys the perfect place to meeet friends or relax after sightseeing in Halifax. Harveys has disabled access from our Commercial Street entrance of the store. A wheelchair is also available for customer use. Our lift easily carries two wheelchairs side by side and can take customers to most areas of the store. Disabled toilet facilities are available on the second floor. We have fully equipped fitting rooms which easily accommodate a wheelchair. Full Parent and Baby facilities are available on the second floor.
HalifaxEstablished in 2000, in the heart of Northern England TDF Fashion has always had one philosophy, its not about how old or who you are, its about ho...Established in 2000, in the heart of Northern England TDF Fashion has always had one philosophy, its not about how old or who you are, its about how you live your life. And since then we've flourished and grown into one of the north's top independent mens fashion retailers. While we are home to some of fashion's biggest names such as, Lacoste, Superdry, G-Star, Duck & Cover, Diesel, Jack & Jones, Voi Jeans, Fred Perry & more, we also lead the way in introducing new and exciting brands to our ever growing family.
MytholmroydThe Caldervale line runs through the area with train stations at Halifax, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Walsden and Todmor...The Caldervale line runs through the area with train stations at Halifax, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Walsden and Todmorden. Trains run from Blackpool North to York via Hebden Bridge and Halifax and from Leeds via Bradford to Manchester Victoria via all stations. It is also possible to travel to Leeds via Dewsbury from Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge. A direct service operated by Grand Central runs from London to Halifax and Brighouse three times a day.
Ogden Water offers excellent opportunities to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Ogden Water is a very popular desti...
Ogden Water offers excellent opportunities to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Ogden Water is a very popular destination for picnics, walking, family outings and nature activities and is officially Yorkshire's Favourite Reservoir , having won a public vote held by Yorkshire Water in 2018.
Why not enjoy a picnic at our picnic tables whilst taking in the stunning views.
There are hourly buses to Ogden Water from Halifax bus station.
There is a lovely level footpath around Ogden Water and three longer walks from the site. Friends of Calderdale Countryside have produced a detailed guide which is available at the Ogden shop, local visitor centres and the Heart of the Pennines on-line shop.
Hebden BridgeSilly Billys Toy Shop is an independent toy shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, established in 1997. Lego and Playmobil are two of the many m...Silly Billys Toy Shop is an independent toy shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, established in 1997. Lego and Playmobil are two of the many major brands stocked at Silly Billy's; yet we still retain a wide range of more traditional products including Marbles, Chess Sets, Spud Guns, Slinky's (metal, of course) and skipping ropes. Which many customers say they have not seen for years. You can visit Silly Billy's Toy Shop seven days a week and also shop online at our website
Hebden BridgeEstablished in 2006, Rubyshoesday is an independent shoe shop stocking contemporary and classic brands including Trippen, Art, Rovers, Grünbein and...Established in 2006, Rubyshoesday is an independent shoe shop stocking contemporary and classic brands including Trippen, Art, Rovers, Grünbein and many more. We strive to work with brands which reflect our ethos and commitment to high standards of craft, quality and comfort. We believe rubyshoesday reflects the art of shoes well chosen, worn well and with pleasure for years to come. We pride ourselves on our first class, knowledgeable and friendly service both online and in store.
HalifaxJewella is an emporium of beautiful jewellery and accessories from leading brands in the UK. Think fashionable statement necklaces and stunning pie...Jewella is an emporium of beautiful jewellery and accessories from leading brands in the UK. Think fashionable statement necklaces and stunning pieces encrusted with semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals. Add glamour to your wardrobe with contemporary and vintage inspired pieces.
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.
The Jungle Experience is located in the Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold award-winning Manor Heath Park;...
The Jungle Experience is located in the Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold award-winning Manor Heath Park;
When you visit the Jungle Experience you will discover a tropical greenhouse filled with a wide range of plants from all over the world, including Bird of Paradise, Tropical Water Lillies, Orchids, Banana Plants and many more.
Wooden walkways in the greenhouse take you over streams and past ponds containing fish and terrapin, with information boards explaining the different varieties of plants.
The Time Zone takes you back 400 million years with specimens of plants dating back to the days of the dinosaurs and then bringing visitors back to the 21st century.
Butterfly zone with tropical butterflies flying freely around you as they gather nectar from the tropical flowers. Insect eating plants in our Savage Garden.
Entrance to the Manor Heath Park and the Walled Garden is FREE. Entrance to the Jungle Experience is £1 per person, for everyone 3 years old and over.
All year round opening times for The Jungle Experience and Walled Garden are:
Opening time:10 am every day.
Closing times: last entry 3.30pm, closed 3.45pm every day except Friday.
Friday closing: last entry 3pm and closed 3.15pm.
Educational visits to Manor Heath for schools covering the national curriculum can be arranged by Phoning 01422 365631 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking is essential.