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Shibden Hall

Lister_s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG, England
+44 1422 352246
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Hidden Gem

None of us had heard of this place before we searched for it, despite living fairly near here for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter C

What a beautiful park and hall. Well worth a visit on our way back home to Manchester. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lister_s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG, England
Lister_s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG, England
+44 1422 352246
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

None of us had heard of this place before we searched for it, despite living fairly near here for years. We came here on my birthday after searching for it and it looked nice. When we got here we were the only people looking around...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful park and hall. Well worth a visit on our way back home to Manchester. It was extremely icy but didn't let it deter us. The cafe was warm and welcoming. The ladies and gent in the hall were wonderfully knowledgeable and obviously...More

Thank PaulineKenyon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

love walking through these grounds with the dog,evn though ive been many a time ,theres still thins ive missed,like all the tree carvings

Thank Sara D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Former home of Anne Lister (look her up if you don’t know about her), who had the house and grounds renovated in the 1800s, this is an interesting place to explore. Dark wood carving and panelling, antiques, nursery filled with old toys and games and...More

Thank LCNtraveller
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I walked around the large and expansive garden but didn’t go into house. even though the weather was cold and damp I really enjoyed it-well worth a visit

Thank kieranmurphy1956
Reviewed 18 November 2017

There is a park and mere which is in the valley, where there is an excellent cafe and a large car park. The Hall has a small car park and is on a totally different approach. When driving towards Halifax from Shelf/Bradford etc you have...More

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Much more to see and explore than anticipated, including attractive gardens and a walk down to the Park if so inclined. Satnav took us to the park, not the hall, and the sign to the car park for the hall is not very prominent. The...More

Thank david m
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This place was a revelation and online pictures don’t really do it justice. A lovely mixture as you get the home and characters who shaped it, but additionally the barns outside now house mini versions of crafts of a bygone era - apothecary, old blacksmith,...More

Thank Gazzard1
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Spent a wonderful afternoon exploring Shibden Hall with three generations of our family. Packed with history and interest for everyone which is clearly why the BBC have picked up on filming the story of Ann Lister. The lady who took us around the ground floor...More

Thank loup74
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The approach to the hall is unprepossessing, being on the outskirts of Halifax. Once inside, it is obvious that this is a very ancient house with the original timber frame on view. Later additions of smoke-blackened stonework and extensions create the impression that this is...More

Thank rogeryates
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19 August 2017|
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Response from Jacksef | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer because e didn't play, sorry.
30 January 2017|
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Response from CalderdaleM | Property representative |
Hello Dogs are allowed in the park, but must be kept on a lead in the childrens play area.
5 May 2016|
Response from katherine1255 |
I would like to know the prices for the crazy golf please?