Things to do in Hebden Bridge
Around 10 miles away from our holiday cottages, on the Yorkshire side of the Pennines, you’ll find Hebden Bridge, recently voted the best town in Britain for independent shops.
Here you’ll also find tea rooms, gift shops and a farmers market twice monthly. Stop and take a look at the ancient packhorse bridge in the centre of the town which is 500 years old and from which Hebden Bridge takes its name.
This area has a rich literacy history, the American poet, Sylvia Plath is buried at Heptonstall on the hill overlooking Hebden Bridge and the poet laureate, Ted Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd, 2 miles from Hebden Bridge.
The Rochdale canal runs through Hebden Bridge, canal barge cruises can be taken from here or for something a little different enjoy a walk along the towpath and see the quirky range of boats that people have made into their homes.