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Hebden Bridge, England
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Walk through history

We visited this town since our ancestors emigrated from here in 1647 to America and we wanted to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
This place is amazing!

Feels like you're on the set of a Harry Potter movie - spectacular old ruin, really worth the hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan Olivia L
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Hebden Bridge, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this town since our ancestors emigrated from here in 1647 to America and we wanted to see where they came from. What a place. We really enjoyed walking the "pack trails", the same that our ancestors would have walked back in the day....More

Thank pmg67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Feels like you're on the set of a Harry Potter movie - spectacular old ruin, really worth the hike up the (very steep and long) hill!

Thank Susan Olivia L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The historic village is like turning back time. It is situated high up on a hill overlooking the old industrial town Hebden Bridge. We parked on the outskirts and wandered around the very quiet streets marvelling in the historic buildings and the narrow cobbled streets...More

2  Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We had the good fortune to have a guided tour of Heptonstall from our folklorist friend, who showed us round the ruined church and the graveyard, including Sylvia Plath's grave.

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Amazing to visit the churchyard and see the coiners grave and that of Sylvia Plath Hughes. Surprising to see the gravestones with names stacked up showing how many had been buried in one spot. I recommend going round with a local guide as you get...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I'm probably more biased than most because this is my home village but I have to say it is totally unspoilt. If you want shops - think again. We have the local post office which stocks a surprisingly wide range of non post office stuff...More

3  Thank Calder46
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

.... passed through here many times but never before stopped to pay attention - well worth the walk up from Hebden Bridge - wandered round the graveyards of the 2 churches & paid tribute to Sylvia Plath the poet & David Hartley the famous local...More

Thank jonny t
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It's a steep drive or walk out of Hebden Bridge, but well worth it, as the village is like stepping back in time. It is tranquil and calming. Built in the 15th century the old ruined church and graveyard is full of atmosphere. The new...More

3  Thank DiamondDiva771
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A most wonderful typical Yorkshire Village. Brings back memories of Last of the Summer Wine but there is definitely no sign of Nora Batty

Thank PeterReigate
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We went for a walk from Hebden Bridge to up to this village and it was a steep but nice walk. We got a bit lost but it was ok.

Thank Phil C
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20 August 2015|
Response from Nic C |
The Festival is in the Summer. This year it is Saturday 2nd July.
11 February 2015|
Response from Calder46 | Reviewed this property |
Sylvia Plath's grave is not in the most obvious (older part) of the graveyard immediately adjacent to St.Thomas' but in the "newer" part.