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Hebden BridgeHardcastle Crags encompasses deep rocky ravines, tumbling streams, oak, beech and pine woods and some of the best examples of upland meadows in the...Hardcastle Crags encompasses deep rocky ravines, tumbling streams, oak, beech and pine woods and some of the best examples of upland meadows in the country. Gibson Mill is situated within Hardcastle Crags woodland beside Hebden Water. The National Trust have put in some superb waymarked walking routes suitable for all abilities. Cross the river on stepping stones and spot birds, insects, amphibians and if you're lucky; deer! You'll find Hardcastle Crags offers a completely different experience throughout the year - from the icicles of midwinter to the carpet of bluebells in the spring. The early 19th century Gibson Mill is situated within the site. A tour of the mill tells the history of the valley and the mill over the past 200 years. The mill also has changing exhibitions throughout the year. Gibson Mill is 100% self-sufficient in energy, water and waste treatment. It has a hydro-electric system, solar photovoltaic panels and a log-burning stove fuelled by wood from the estate. You can also rest and recharge at the Weaving Shed Café, serving delicious ethical and locally-produced food and buy the perfect gift or memento in the shop located there. Built in around 1800,Gibson Mill was one of the first mills of the Industrial Revolution. The mill was driven by a water wheel and produced cotton cloth up until 1890. In the early 1900s, Gibson Mill began to be used as an ‘entertainment emporium’ for the local people. After the Second World War, the mill slipped into disuse, and was acquired by the National Trust in 1950. Hardcastle Crags is open all year round from dawn until dusk, admission to Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill are FREE. Dogs are welcome (including in the café and mill) if kept under close control. GETTING THERE You have three options to get to Hardcastle Crags: By car - there is parking at Midgehole (for Sat Nav use HX7 7AA) and Clough Hole (for Sat Nav use HX7 7AZ). A parking fee applies at both car parks, although parking is free for National Trust members By bus – the 906 runs from Hebden Bridge on weekends between May and October. It will take you to both the bottom and the top of the valley. Walking – there is a route from Hebden Bridge on good paths with a bit of road walking. It will take you about 45 minutes. Pick up a guide from Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre. See below for details of the wildlife you can discover at Hardcastle Crags.
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!
HalifaxThe Fall Cottage, situated in the beautiful Shibden Valley, has been comfortably renovated with many original features. The cottage is in a sem...The Fall Cottage, situated in the beautiful Shibden Valley, has been comfortably renovated with many original features. The cottage is in a semi-rural position approximately 2 miles from Halifax and is ideal for that quiet holiday. Bronte country and the Yorkshire Dales are easily accessible from the area. Halifax has many interesting buildings, museums and galleries. Pets are welcome in the cottage but on the condition that they are not left alone within the cottage. The cottage sleeps 4 and is also non smoking.
HalifaxMany Art Deco fixtures and fittings remain in this popular Grade 2 listed pub. The three original rooms have fine woodwork and an airy atmosphere, ...Many Art Deco fixtures and fittings remain in this popular Grade 2 listed pub. The three original rooms have fine woodwork and an airy atmosphere, with the ceiling of the octagonal drinking lobby painted with birds to match the pub's name.From an aesthetic perspective the Three Pigeons offers pub-goers a rather unique environment in which to enjoy your beer. We are child and dog friendly.
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.
RippondenThis converted stone cottage, set on a working farm, is nestled down a quiet country lane just outside the village of Ripponden in the Ryburn Valle...This converted stone cottage, set on a working farm, is nestled down a quiet country lane just outside the village of Ripponden in the Ryburn Valley. The cottage retains some of its original features, inside you will find a luxurious open-plan living room with exposed beams and underfloor heating and flagstone floors The sitting room boasts a charming woodburner set within the inglenook, and mullioned windows are filled with green landscape scenery from outside. The kitchen is contemporary in style with spotlight illuminating the good quality fixtures. Climb the plush carpeted staircase to the modern bathroom at the top and indulge in a nice hot soak in the roll top bath. The well-presented bedrooms offer zip and link beds to suit your preferred choice of sleeping arrangements. Off-road parking is available at the front of the house, and a lovely enclosed garden at the side. Sit outside with views across to the moors while you sip a lovely glass of wine on a sunny afternoon, or relax in the hot tub after a long day of exploring the local area.
Shibden Hall is open 2nd March - 27th October 2019.
Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm and Saturday & Sund...
Shibden Hall is open 2nd March - 27th October 2019.
Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm.
NB The Hall is closed on Fridays.
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.
Cragg ValeThis period barn conversion combines modern facilities with old world charm. to provide an excellent base for walkers and cyclists wishing to explo...This period barn conversion combines modern facilities with old world charm. to provide an excellent base for walkers and cyclists wishing to explore the beautiful Calderdale countryside. Each of our three cottages offers accommodation for two people, with a double bedroom, bathroom, living/dining room with TV and DVD player, modern fitted kitchen equipped with microwave, fridge, electric oven and full utensils. A utility room is also available fitted with a washer, dryer and freezer. The proprietors living in the adjacent farm house and have a wealth of local knowledge they are happy to share with you to make your stay a memorable one. Pets accepted with prior arrangement. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet. Short breaks are also available, please contact us for details.
Hebden BridgeA carefully-restored retreat with original features with views of rolling hills and the Hardcastle Crags valley. A few years ago this Grade II l...A carefully-restored retreat with original features with views of rolling hills and the Hardcastle Crags valley. A few years ago this Grade II listed barn was nothing but a romantic ruin. Now, after a careful restoration, it’s been converted into a two-bedroom rural retreat that oozes rustic charm. Inside you’ll find intriguing original features from its agricultural past. Timber cow stalls form the kitchen area and original high stone walls are met by the timber frame ceiling. There’s a cosy sitting room complete with wooden floors and a log-burner and a spacious galleried bedroom upstairs. Upon arriving at Widdop Gate Barn you’ll be greeted with sweeping views of rolling hills and the wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags. From here 15 miles of footpaths unfold through unspoilt woodland, where waterfalls tumble into rocky steams. The market town of Hebden Bridge is only two miles away and the city of Halifax is 10 miles to the east. You’re also about an hours’ drive from the Yorkshire Dales which is to the north. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet
HalifaxThe Grayston Unity is an independent bar in the centre of Halifax. We have the distinction of being the smallest music venue in the UK. We're l...The Grayston Unity is an independent bar in the centre of Halifax. We have the distinction of being the smallest music venue in the UK. We're located in a grade 2 listed building that dates back to the 1860s, just yards from 5 yards from the steps to the Town Hall in one of the most historic parts of Halifax. Inside you'll find an eclectic mix of decor and vintage furnishings including a 'front room' with comfy sofas. We have 8 beers on draft or tap, 100+ spirits including around 40+ gins, quality Halifax Wine Co wine, tea and coffee. Tuesday is our events night with music, our Grayston Voices night of guest speakers and the occasional bit of theatre in the back room too. Our lazy Sunday's include free tea and coffee, ale of the day £2.50 pint, selected wine £10 a bottle, free papers (till 5pm). Family friendly till 7pm. Friendly, warm and not shouty. That’s us. The Yorkshire Post 'Pub of the Week' Dec 2016.
EllandA beautiful 400 year old family-friendly pub serving great ales and food. The Inn has an extensive beer garden complete with childrens' play a...A beautiful 400 year old family-friendly pub serving great ales and food. The Inn has an extensive beer garden complete with childrens' play area. We are dog, child and whole-family friendly .
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.
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 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.
MytholmroydConveniently situated in the charming town of Mytholmroyd, Ted's House is spacious and welcoming, the former childhood home of the late Poet Laurea...Conveniently situated in the charming town of Mytholmroyd, Ted's House is spacious and welcoming, the former childhood home of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Ted Hughes lived here until the age of seven, with his brother and sister. Before his death in 1998, he said "My first seven years shaped everything". Camping trips with his elder brother in the rolling moors and surrounding countryside are said to have significantly influenced his poetry, making this the ideal home for budding writers or Hughes' fans to draw inspiration from the area. Beautifully furnished by an interior designer, the house has been fully renovated to incorporate a beautiful bathroom and en-suite, making it perfect for couples to share. The owner has thoughfully provided a desk and wireless broadband access in Ted's former second floor bedroom - the perfect spot to return to after exploring the area. Mytholmroyd is situated just a mile from the picturesque Hebden Bridge with bustling independent shops, quaint tea rooms, art galleries, pubs and a small cinema. The small cellar is suitable for the storage of bikes, boots etc. and one dog is welcome.
LuddendenThe Lord Nelson Inn is a warm and cosy 17th Century Coaching House situated in the picturesque village of Luddenden deep in the heart of the Calder...The Lord Nelson Inn is a warm and cosy 17th Century Coaching House situated in the picturesque village of Luddenden deep in the heart of the Calder Valley. We offer fine cuisine at pub prices and a variety of cask ales . We are well known locally for the quality of our food, hearty portions and welcoming atmosphere. We are children and dog friendly.