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Heptonstall

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Address: Hebden Bridge, England
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church on the hill

the twin churches of heptonstall stand side by side , one a classic Victorian masterpiece with a graveyard where the famous Sylvia plath (author of the bell jar amongst others and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

the twin churches of heptonstall stand side by side , one a classic Victorian masterpiece with a graveyard where the famous Sylvia plath (author of the bell jar amongst others and the wife of poet laurite ted hughes) is buried and the other a medieval ruin its skeleton standing defiantly towards they sky , the village itself is well worth... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Called in here after a walk up Jumbles Hole Clough and across the moors. Experienced every type of weather going but glad we trudged on to find this delightful historical village.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we stayed here as couldn't find anywhere in hebden bridge. it's on the top of a very steep hill from HB but it does have great character. the tearoom offers great food, there are a couple of nice pubs and the churches are worth a wander round, though we couldn't find sylvia plath's grave. walking distance to hardcastle crags.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This a place I go back to again and again. There's not a huge amount to see: the main attractions are the setting and the atmosphere. The ruined church next door to the new church is unique as is the octagonal chapel. Sylvia Plath's grave is in the new graveyard. The museum is interesting, but a wander around the streets... More 

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Wells. Somerset
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Incredible views and a great place to begin many hilltop walks. Two churches (one ruined) in the same graveyard. An octagonal chapel, Cobbled street, a dungeon, good beer and old cottages.

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North East England
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The village is fascinating, like stepping back in time. Unspoiled and quiet with no cars allowed. The ruined church was atmospheric and Sylvia Plath's grave was an opportunity for reflection. Friendly local chap who works at the museum was very helpful.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited the Heptonstall Festival, a really quaint village that hosts a free music and food festival in a day. The whole village was invovled, food stalls were brilliant and good value, real ales and ciders were flowing, and two stages in the grounds of the church had various music groups, all toe tapping stuff!! The children were dressed int he... More 

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Hebden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Heptonstall is well worth a visit. The church is beautiful with the remains of the old one right next to it. The church is very peacefull and gives you time to browse or reflect on life. Outside is another attraction the old school house. A snapshot into a village school from the Oldenburg days. A few homely pubs await you... More 

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Langdon Hills, Null, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In this spectacular old West Yorkshire village you will be spoiled for history. Like in Hebden Bridge,there are millstone grit hoses and other buildings clinging to the steep hillside. If, like us, you like visiting old churches, you have your fill. The octagonal Wesleyan chapel of 1764 is the oldest Methodist chapel still in continuous use. The Church of England... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a beautiful place to visit. I would advise getting the guided walk booklet so you don't miss out on anything. The views are amazing, the locals very friendly and the White Lion Pub is warm friendly and quirky!!

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