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Heptonstall

Address: Hebden Bridge, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful little hidden gem! A place to keep returning to at different times of the year! it's pretty cold up on that exposed hillside in the winter time though, so wrap up warm!!! We were glad that the nice little café was open on a Sunday (10am)! We managed to locate David Hartley's gravestone in the old church yard.... More 

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Hebden Bridge
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A beautiful little village nestled in the hills above Hebden Bridge. Heptonstall is a wonderful historic village that boasts two churches in one yard. The museum (that opens on weekends/bank holidays) is very informative and tells you so much about such a small place. It makes for pleasant walks and has two nice pubs for visitors to relax and unwind.

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Golden, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Was taken to Heptonstall by a lovely new friend today, what a trip back in time. The steep cobbled streets, the tiny cottages, the church and graves all seemed as though they haven't changed over the years gone by. Even though it's a wonderful place to visit, the lack of shops and cafés made it feel far more authentic as... More 

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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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