HALIFAX, WEST YORKSHIRE
Take a fascinating journey through the lives of the four wealthy families who owned this 15th-century timber-framed manor house – its rooms have been laid out to illustrate life in different periods of its history. A lively programme of craft weekends are held throughout the year.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Grounds, ground floor of Hall & Folk Museum and Mereside Visitor Centre accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Mar-Oct, Mon-Thur 10-5, Sat-Sun 11-5; Nov-Dec, Mon-Tue 10-4, Sat-Sun 11-4; Jan-Feb Sat-Sun 11-4 (last entry 45mins before closing)
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About the area
Discover West Yorkshire
Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.
The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions.
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