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County - West Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01422 | code search
Postcode: HX7 | code search
Population: 12700
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Fox & Goose Inn
"a magical roadside pub with lots of hippy customers make this place a memorable visit. a fantastic ambiance aided by some exotic smells wafting around the place. i felt totally ..." More

Fox & Goose Inn
"A further visit to this superb pub revealed that in addition to their consistenly high standard of beers, they now have regular live music starting up on the 1st sunday ..." More

Moyles Hotel & Restaurant
"Good Points: The bed was superbly comfortable and the bathroom fittings were of a high standard. Everything was clean and worked! Bad Points: The location of the shaver socket and shaving ..." More

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When a magazine declares a town to be “The fourth funkiest in the world,” as BA’s Highlife publication said of Hebden Bridge in 2005, it surely deserves a closer look. Visitors and newcomers to the town will not be disappointed, if they are looking for the antithesis of Barrett-land. The hill-top settlement of Heptonstall was in existence before Hebden Bridge, the latter growing around the pack-horse bridge over the River Hebden on the route between Halifax and Burnley. While today there is a good road along the narrow valley, access in past times was limited by marshy ground on the valley bottom, hence the route up the valley side with curves that would give the Stig nightmares. Hebden Bridge is defined by the valley, somehow marking it as separated from nearby Halifax and Burnley. The lack of flat land also led to the building of the characteristic under and over houses here, multi-storey buildings where the bottom stories are one dwelling facing out from the hill, the top another facing in. Over the last thirty or forty years what was once a mill town, with factories powered by the water cascading down the valley, has become a community with many artists and alternative life-style inhabitants. This has meant the town was a very different feel to it, with some quirky shops and eateries rather than the identikit town centre seen in too many other settlements. As is so often the case the arrival of creative people foreshadows the arrival of the affluent young, and Hebden Bridge has seen an influx since the 1990s of what were once called yuppies. There is now a pressure on housing in the area because of increased demand, and tensions have arisen about potential developments. For the visitor though the town has a lot to offer. The Rochdale Canal passes through Hebden Bridge, and narrow-boats moor here to take the town in. The railway station serving the place has been kept free of modern facelessness, retaining the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway livery. There is an arts festival every spring. And for those wanting some exercise there is great walking in the moors above the valley, and even a moorland golf course. But the main reason to visit is to breathe in the somewhat alternative, almost hippy, atmosphere of the place.

Attraction

Barge Branwell Visitor Centre
Broadbottom Farm Old Hall
Hardcastle Crags (NT)
Heptonstall Museum
Land Farm Garden

Camping

Penine Camp & Caravan Site

Caravan Park

Lower Clough Foot Caravan Club Site
Penine Camp & Caravan Site

Cottage

Lower Lumb Lodge
The Carlton

Dentist

Denny Wright & Associates

Doctor

The Surgery

Estate Agent

Antony J Turner
Halifax Property Services
Ryburne & Co

Golf Club

Hebden Bridge

Inn

The Crown Inn
The Dusty Miller
White Lion Hotel

Market

Hebden Bridge Market

Pub and Bar

Fox & Goose Inn
Greenwood Inn
Hole In The Wall

Restaurant

Hole In The Wall
Sauce Wine Bar and Bistro

School

Hebden Royd C of E Primary School
Stubbings Infant School

Self-Catering

Croft Mill
Lower Lumb Lodge

Solicitor

Finn Gledhill Solicitors

Taxi

Dencab
Valley Private Hire
West End Taxis

Shops

Walkley Clogs
Organic House
Valley Garden Organics
New Beauty

Antiques

G J Saville
Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre
Caldene Antiques Centre

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Places to Stay near Hebden Bridge

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White Lion Hotel (0.06 miles)

White Lion Hotel

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The White Lion Hotel is a traditional coaching inn, with a warm and friendly atmosphere. On a riverside location in central Hebden Bridge and dating back to 1657, the inn ... More

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The Crown Inn (0.06 miles)

The Crown Inn
Located in the centre of beautiful Hebden Bridge, on the main Leeds to Manchester rail line and on the Pennine Way, the stunning Victorian building offers 8 en-suite rooms ranging from £58 - £125 per ... More | visit website
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Croft Mill (0.14 miles)

Croft Mill

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Set within a former working mill in the heart of Hebden Bridge, these contemporary apartments have been extensively developed to offer 4-star facilities whilst still maintaining their original features. Within walking distance ... More

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The Dusty Miller (1.42 miles)

Whether it's casual or fine dining; somewhere to rest your head; or a drink with friends; the Dusty Miller and Coiners Restaurant is the place to be. Situated in the picturesque village of Mytholmroyd nestled ... More | visit website
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Lower Lumb Lodge (2.24 miles)

Lower Lumb Lodge

Cragg Vale 1 mile. A detached log cabin on a high ridge overlooking the tiny hamlet of Cragg Vale with breathtaking views of the valley and the surrounding countryside, just four miles from Hebden Bridge. ... More

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Oatsroyd Mill (2.95 miles)

Oatsroyd Mill
Chic and luxurious, the serviced apartments combine first class city style with stunning countryside views: each apartment is an embodiment of craftsmanship and quality. Despite their historical setting, the apartments incorporate every technological advantage, including contemporary ... More | visit website
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Crossroads Inn (3.36 miles)

Crossroads Inn

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Set on the Pennine moors between Halifax and Hebden Bridge with breathtaking views of the Yorkshire valleys, the Crossroads at Wainstalls has what everyone one looks for in a good ... More

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Queen Hotel (4.05 miles)

Queen Hotel

The Queen Hotel has undergone a major refurbishment to the bar and dinning area. Designed to a high specification, it has a warm contemporary twist, whilst retaining many of its traditional features.All letting bedrooms are ... More | visit website

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Alma Inn (4.25 miles)

Alma Inn

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We are delighted to welcome you to The Alma Inn. luxurious hotel and corporate Accommodation, Fresco Pizzeria & Ristorante in Cottonstones, Sowerby Bridge, one of Calderdale’s finest, traditional country inns ... More

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Hobbit Country Hotel (The) (5.02 miles)

Hobbit Country Hotel (The)

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It was over 100 years ago that three delver's cottages were converted to form a public house. Adding to the original stone walls and oak beams, sympathetic extensions have enhanced ... More

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