Things to do & See

The Ryburn Valley

  • The Dene bed & breakfast is in the Ryburn Valley with excellent walking country and many good walks are reached from the house.
  • The national Pennine Way and Pennine Bridleway are within striking distance and the local Calderdale Way runs nearby.
  • Please ask for more information if you are interested in a walk.



  • Halifax has a Victorian town centre with many fine buildings including the Town Hall and the Borough Market.
  • The Piece Hall opened in 1779 has about 300 rooms where pieces of cloth were sold.  It now houses a variety of shops and events.
  • Halifax Minster is a beautiful 15th. century medieval building.


Shibden Hall

  • Shibden Hall is a typical local stone house with an excellent folk museum.



  • Haworth with the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Worth Valley steam railway are easily reached.


Hebden Bridge

  • Hebden Bridge, recently voted one of the best places in the country to live, with a wide variety of small individual shops is in the next valley north.


Local Canals

  • The canal basin in Sowerby Bridge has an interesting collection of old buildings and the deepest lock in the country at Tuel Lane
  • The Calder and Hebble Navigation terminates in Sowerby Bridge from the east.
  • The Huddersfield Narrow Canal with the highest, deepest, longest canal tunnel in the country at Standedge and an interesting visitor centre, is in the next valley south. It was closed in 1944 but restored to navigation in 2001.
  • The Rochdale Canal continues navigation from its junction with the Calder and Hebble in Sowerby Bridge over the Pennines to Manchester. It was closed in 1952 but reopened to through navigation in 2002.



  • Eureka! is a national educational museum for children based in Halifax, West Yorkshire.


Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Hardcastle Craggs

  • Hardcastle Craggs is a National Trust property with 25 miles of footpaths around the beautiful woodlands.  Gibson Mill (a former cotton mill) is at the heart of the walks which is now the visitor centre. It is near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.


National Media Museum

  • The National Media Museum aims to inspire visitors to engage, create and learn about media, covering film and photography.


Other Places

  • Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Manchester are easily accessible by car or public transport and offer a wide range of metropolitan delights.