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THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Cafes, shops and restaurants

Hebden Bridge won the Great British High Street of the Year Award in 2016 with a record-breaking 40,000 votes.  It has a wide-range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and a pedestrianised centre. 

Further afield, the beautiful Piece Hall in Halifax has a range of unusual shops in a stunning setting.

For families with children

Hebden Bridge's ducks are always pleased to see our guests and there are two playgrounds to run off some steam afterwards.  There's pottery painting at Flying Saucers and Upsy Daisy soft play in Mytholmroyd.  For older kids, Hebden Bridge has a skateboard park (where micro-scooters are also popular) and a comic shop and the Hebden Bridge Picture House cinema.  Further afield, there's Eureka Children's Museum and the National Media Museum .

Arts and creativity

Arts and culture thrive in Hebden Bridge.  Leading the music scene is The Trades Club which was described by The Guardian as "the hippest venue in the North" and the independent record shop and cafe Muse Music

 

For art, there's Heart Gallery , the Arts Mill and floating art studio Crafts Afloat

 

 

Historic Sites

Hebden Bridge is a historic mill town shaped by industry, workers, artists, unions, lesbians and hippies.  The local website Hebweb gives lots more information about local talks and The Book Case bookshop has a local history section. 

 

One mile from Fustian Cottage is Heptonstall with its cobbled streets, atmospheric church ruins and the grave of Sylvia Plath.  Three miles away, the spectacular Stoodley Pike Monument stands at the top of a 400m hill and can be climbed.

Canals, walking and cycling

Running through Hebden Bridge is the 32 mile Rochdale canal with its 91 locks and 100 bridges.  You can hire a boat to explore or simply walk along the towpaths. 

 

The Pennine Way runs right past Hebden Bridge, making it the perfect spot for a walking holiday, and there are many local routes available for a casual stroll or hike.  The beautiful, woodland, National Trust Site, Hardcastle Crags is a couple of miles from the town centre.

 

For cyclists, the Tour de Yorkshire takes place each May and there are routes which can challenge you on the way up and thrill you on the way down!

 

 

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