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Address: Hebden Bridge, England
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wortth the walk

interesting little village, love the main street and the old church , it really takes you back in time

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rubyandgrace
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting little village, love the main street and the old church , it really takes you back in time

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Situated high above the tourist hotspot of Hebden Bridge on the hilltop is historic Heptonstall. It is a brilliant place to explore, with a village trail taking you around the array of fine stone buildings, with lots of hidden corners to discover along the way. The cobbled mainstreet is lined with rows of weaver's cottages with multiple tall narrow windows... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Have been here years ago so couldn't remember anything. Was pleased we had paid a visit though as it was very interesting. It was rather slippy though due to the heavy rain during the week. Tried to look for Sylvia Plath's grave but unable to find.

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Thank Gill V
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This tiny historic village sits atop a hill which, from Hebble End across the way, looks like a giant upturned Christmas pudding, it's sides so steep, the whole so rounded. Looking over the edge from any corner of this village, you see villages and settlements born of the Industrial Revolution, once powered by the waters of the thickly wooded, steep... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Heptonstall is a quiet village built atop an impossibly steep hill. It has two good pubs, an interesting small museum, 2 old churches (one ruined), great views, lovely atmosphere, and you can even buy a postcard from the Post Office. Good Friday is a great time to visit, when the annual Pace-Egg play is performed, which is a great laugh.... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Amazing history surrounding this place - goes right back to the start of Methodism - standing up against the conventions of the time and educating the poor when no-one else was doing anything for them. Interesting that this is one of the places it all started with John Wesley preaching from a bedroom window at the Top o'Town before the... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Heptonstall is a lovely village with its cobbled main street and its churches (one functioning and one ruined), its chapel, two pubs, post office and café/deli. Apart from Silvia Plath's grave, which is little underwhelming, it is a great place to visit and is steeped in history. It is probably best to visit when one of the many events are... More 

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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I think Heptonstall is amazing place to visit. Its calming the tea shop is lovely and the church is magnificent. I running an light show event in the church on 14 november 2015 and i chosed there becuase its amazing place to visit :).

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Thank Elliot B
Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

...when we found Sylvia Plath's grave in an unkempt grave yard. A lovely village and very interesting when you take a good look around. Don't forget to stop for tea & cakes in the local café which is easy to find as it is the only café there.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Interesting village from the weavers' days. Two churches on one site - one ruined, one in use. I went to see the grave of Sylvia Plath. So disappointed to see the unkempt state of the graveyard. Advice for those who may need it - the public toilet is closed between end September and April.

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