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.
RippondenWe are a traditional Delicatessen, supplying a wide selection of gourmet Italian & Spanish products as well as freshly prepared homemade & local pr...We are a traditional Delicatessen, supplying a wide selection of gourmet Italian & Spanish products as well as freshly prepared homemade & local produce. We are often described as "an Aladdins Cave of gourmet foods". We make all own roasts meats, pates, salads and Homemade Takeaways Meals all of which are lovingly prepared by our staff who are passionate about good food.
Sowerby BridgeOur site is a 2.5 acre level flat field with room for small campervans (as access is very tight) and about fifty pitches for tents. The site is in ...Our site is a 2.5 acre level flat field with room for small campervans (as access is very tight) and about fifty pitches for tents. The site is in approx 1000 acres of woodland with a small river at one side.The Calderdale Way also runs alongside our site - a lovely walk that cuts through the woods from Sowerby Bridge to Ripponden. The site is in approx 1000 acres of woodland with a small river at one side just down an embankment. The Calderdale Way runs on the other side; a lovely walk through the woods from Sowerby Bridge to Ripponden. We have three toilets , two hot showers and a washing up sink. We have portaloo emptying facilities for caravans. Space for about 50 tents – no booking, so get there early at weekends as it is quite a popular site (with many regulars)
HalifaxEureka! The National Children’s Museum is an extraordinary fun-packed day out for families. We are the only fully interactive museum totally de...Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is an extraordinary fun-packed day out for families. We are the only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 anywhere in the UK. Nothing is behind a glass cabinet! We have over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire enquiring minds to find out about themselves and the world around them. Discover 6 unique zones each with a different theme to explore. Make some noise and explore how music is created, experience the world of work and take over a child-sized town, and step inside giant body parts. Each zone is packed with equipment to explore, activities to do, and buttons to press. And with plenty of events throughout the year, from science experiments to interactive shows; it’s a different Eureka! experience every time. Pay once, and get in free for a year with an Annual Pass.
Hebden BridgeCafe on t' front is just what it says on the tin... Right on the front in Hebden Bridge. We Sell the most amazing range of Butties n Brekkies.
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.
HalifaxCalderdale's largest Indoor Leisure Centre is conveniently situated on the fringes of Halifax town centre. The Centre offers a programme of fitness...Calderdale's largest Indoor Leisure Centre is conveniently situated on the fringes of Halifax town centre. The Centre offers a programme of fitness and martial arts classes, with many classes suitable for children.
Sowerby BridgeCobblestones Bar & Bistro is situated alongside the canal at Sowerby Bridge Wharf. We aim to bring the city vibe to the canal side with our Modern ...Cobblestones Bar & Bistro is situated alongside the canal at Sowerby Bridge Wharf. We aim to bring the city vibe to the canal side with our Modern British menu, great selection of wines, beers & cocktails, live music at the weekends and Sunday lunch sharing boards. Cobblestones has a 120 seating capacity spanning over 2 floors and a fantastic, outside decking area. There are exciting cocktails to choose from as well as a great selection of wines by the glass, premium lagers draft and bottled beers. We are dog friendly.
HalifaxOverlooking fields and forest, our two well-equipped cottages are cosy and comfortably decorated and offer visitors a truly warm Yorkshire welcome....Overlooking fields and forest, our two well-equipped cottages are cosy and comfortably decorated and offer visitors a truly warm Yorkshire welcome. Each cottage, sleeping 4, is traditionally build from local stone and offers modern self-catering accommodation well suited to a quiet rural get-away. Both properties have: Fully equipped kitchens, including washing machines Large family bathroom, with shower and roll-top baths Walk-in wardrobe Downstairs bathroom, and shower facilities Television Ample, secure parking is available with side access to the properties.
TodmordenTodmorden Town Hall is a fantastic Grade 1 listed building. Visit take a tour, attend an open day or hire the space and be amazed by the architect...Todmorden Town Hall is a fantastic Grade 1 listed building. Visit take a tour, attend an open day or hire the space and be amazed by the architecture. The Grade 1 listed building is home to: • An impressive ballroom • Magistrate’s Court, now Todmorden Town Council Chamber • Grand staircase • Heritage Centre For a look inside please follow the hyperlink to the GillGraphics website below.
HalifaxHalifax's 1st micro-pub? An award-winning family-run freehouse which listens to its customers, mainly serves cask ales, great conversation and a fe...Halifax's 1st micro-pub? An award-winning family-run freehouse which listens to its customers, mainly serves cask ales, great conversation and a few tasty snacks. We're dog-friendly too.! A must visit for real ale connoisseurs!
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.
HalifaxRepresenting over 300 years of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, since its raising in 1702, this museum tells the stories of the soldiers who serv...Representing over 300 years of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, since its raising in 1702, this museum tells the stories of the soldiers who served using their own words. The ‘Iron Duke’, Arthur Wellesley, was the Colonel of the 33rd which became, after his death, the only Regiment to be named after a person not of the Royal Blood. Displays include items relating to the Duke himself and to the rich and varied history of the regiment, including the campaigns of 33rd and 76th foot. The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment has a long association with the town of Halifax and its location within Bankfield Museum complements the wider history on display here. FREE Admission
The Hebden Bridge Open Market, winner of Britains Best Small Open Market 2016, is a compact 40-stall market in Lees Yard, just off St Georg...
The Hebden Bridge Open Market, winner of Britains Best Small Open Market 2016, is a compact 40-stall market in Lees Yard, just off St George's Square; surrounded by rambling countryside and nearby nature walks.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 9am - 4pm
Thursday: Fresh produce and general retail
Friday: Second hand goods
Saturday: Arts, crafts and artisan products
Sunday: Local produce and food.
HalifaxAll of our food is made to an excellent standard, using authentic Italian recipes. The menu is traditionally Italian including freshly baked bre...All of our food is made to an excellent standard, using authentic Italian recipes. The menu is traditionally Italian including freshly baked bread, thin crispy pizza and hand made pasta. Indulge in a rich pasta or sink your teeth into a steak, cooked to perfection. Be sure to save room for Lucia's lovingly made tiramisu. There is also impeccable selection of wines to accompany your meal. Carlo, Lucia and their friendly team look forward to welcoming you to Romeo and Juliet Restaurant. Our restaurant is located in the heart of Halifax, West Yorkshire, close to The Piece Hall, Victoria Theatre, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts and Halifax railway station.
HalifaxThe Old Post Office is a public house and hotel located on the edge of the Historic textile town of Halifax and was the original Post Office servin...The Old Post Office is a public house and hotel located on the edge of the Historic textile town of Halifax and was the original Post Office serving the town dating back to 1790. It comprises of a Free House serving a wide variety of Cask Conditioned Real Ales and a wide range of lagers. The Hotel has recently been fully redeveloped to modern standards and offers single, double, twin and disabled accommodation furnished to a high standard. En-suite rooms are available with tea and coffee making facilities, Digital Freeview TV/DVD and wi-fi internet access available. We also have basic single bedrooms (No TV/DVD) and there are separate bathroom for the use of single room users.