We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Shibden Hall

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Lister_s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG, England
Phone Number:
+44 1422 352246
Website
Today
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Description:

et in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall...

et in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here. Shibden Hall's architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history. The adjacent 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers. Shibden even has a recreated brewhouse and inn. The Hall is surrounded by the beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park. There are a range of features and attractions, including a cafe and visitor facilities, miniature railway, boating lake, pitch & putt course as well as trails, play area, orienteering course and woodland in which to roam.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 437 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 281
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Could have spent longer looking around

We found ourselves with just an hour to spare so thought we would visit this place. It has a fascinating history, with parts of the house dating back to 1420, and many additions... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
aissiegirl
,
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

437 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 436: English reviews
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
218 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found ourselves with just an hour to spare so thought we would visit this place. It has a fascinating history, with parts of the house dating back to 1420, and many additions in the gothic revival style. There is plenty to see of interest in the house, and the staff were the most pleasant, knowledgable and helpful that I... More 

Helpful?
Thank aissiegirl
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This house is beautiful.Full of character and genuine authentic style. We took a friend who is very interested in history and he felt it was one of the best examples that he had seen. A credit to the local council and volunteers.

Helpful?
Thank alibaba105
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has a great play park for the children and lovely gardens, good outside eating area and cafe, but the best part is a mini Railway give it ago it's fun.

Helpful?
Thank johnambler53
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The road signage to the hall is very poor and rather misleading. Visiting in winter we did not walk the grounds due to the cold and rain. The house itself is fairly interesting but the layout of the room displays somewhat boring and uninteresting. The information room is bland and dated. I would say this room was cutting edge in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kevin N
Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shibden Hall isn't large but it is typical of a historic country house, with parts of it being very old. As well as the main building the barn has been used to house mock workshops and there are lots of old carriages. The fact that it once belonged to the famous Anne Lister with her interesting life, and was probably... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joy M
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house is a gem, takes you back to the days of horse drawn carriages and a gentler way of life. Interesting for all ages, and during the summer holidays I took my two grandchildren to one of the events that the hose runs. We all had a great time making crafts and then going out and about the park... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shirley B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

this is a beautyful place to visit any time of the year.,plenty of space for the grandchildren to roam and explore,,,

Helpful?
Thank Vera J
Castleford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed several hours visiting the Hall and park. Best to ignore the sides for the Hall and head for the car park in the valley bottom, signed as the country park. That's where the lake and tea room are and it's a short walk up through the park to the Hall itself. Admission was very reasonable- two over 60... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue T
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It's situated on the top of shipton park with an magnificent view . You can clearly see the evidence of Tudor architecture inside and outside the house which is well preserved . You feel welcomed with the friendly staff . You can see the display of carriage in the barn that's attached to the house . The garden could do... More 

Helpful?
Thank tolga g
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

A picturesque and stunning estate with a beautiful lakeside walk. Shibden Hall is a quite spectacular Tudor manor with many trails. I really recommend that if you live near Halifax, visit it.

Helpful?
Thank Max H

Travellers who viewed Shibden Hall also viewed

 

Been to Shibden Hall? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shibden Hall and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Derby, United Kingdom
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
20 days ago
Keighley, England, United Kingdom

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Shibden Hall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?