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Heptonstall

Hebden Bridge, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just enjoyed three days in this delightful neck of Yorkshire. Went to watch a stage of the tour. I found it a friendly place with plenty of decent places to eat and drink in the vicinity and delightful scenery. Will return .

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Cambrige England
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3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We loved Heptonstall. The buildings are fascinating and the ruined church very evocative. Disappointed that Sylvia Plath's grave was so unkempt. Buy a copy of the "trail through Heptonstall" to get the most out of your visit. The walk up the Buttress and through the wood from Hebden is recommended.

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Heptonstall ,a medieval village based on weaving and farming is a charming place on a hill. The church is wonderful and contains the grave of Sylvia Plath. There is also an interesting John Wesley Chapel that is still in use and the views from there are stunning. The village has 2 pubs and a lovely tea room too. Had a... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you want to see a Yorkshire weavers village where you can really imagine yourself back 200 years then Heptonstall is the place to visit. It's a real village with two pubs but the historic atmosphere is palpable whatever the weather.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Sylvia Plath's grave was so poignant. The Church is absolutely fascinating. It's like stepping back in time.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a great little village to visit, especially for those keen on photography. The ruined church and the cobbled hilly streets make for good photos and backdrops for creative photos. There is a large car park just outside the village, and it's a short walk to the centre of village from there, where you'll find Towngate Tea Rooms -... More

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful village lovely cobble street and retains original charm. Great for views across the valley and off the beaten track walks. There is a tea shop now which is handy!

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

If stepping back in time is your thing then this place is perfect. There is such much history and the sleepy atmosphere and cobbled streets all add to the ambience. I have visited here on numerous occasions and each time I enjoy strolling around the old buildings. The one and only coffee shop is excellent and this really helps if... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Just visited here, what a quaint place, locals friendly, lived the cobbled streets, cats, the museum, went to visit Sylvia Plaths grave, very impressed by the church, wished we had longer, and it was a wet and windy day too, but well worth a visit.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a lovely, and very old, hill-top village. It retains many of it's original features, including the village pump and gaol. There is a small, but not brilliant, museum. The main features are the 'twin churches' at the centre of the village ... the ruins of the earlier one (destroyed by lightening) sit alongside its replacement. There are two... More

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