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Historic village

We should have done our homework before visiting Heptonstall, through which we passed while... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A charming backwater

Had a wander round here. An interesting place that time has largely passed by. Stone cottages and... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Ainsdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We should have done our homework before visiting Heptonstall, through which we passed while walking. Other than the grave of Sylvia Plath, festooned with plastic flowers, there were fascinating 17thC gravestones in the old churchyard, cobbled streets, a couple of pubs (if you are lucky...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank louthrambler
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Had a wander round here. An interesting place that time has largely passed by. Stone cottages and narrow streets give the place a certain charm, but it's a bit untidy. For some reason Sylvia Plath is buried here. Odd for an American who committed suicide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

visited during the annual music festival which coincided with england match in the world cup. good music, good food, good company and footie. heaven!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mickbilly
Reviewed November 21, 2018

This place has so much character - must be lovely on a sunny summer's day, but even an early morning stroll on a wet November day was full of interest

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mikejbd
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit and loop walk from Hebden Bridge is beautiful with stunning views. Beautiful cobbled streets village.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicky C
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Heptonstall is an amazing place, where the locals are incredibly friendly. We visited on the day of Sylvia Plath's birthday, and went looking for her grave which is in the churchyard. The churchyard is fantastic, as it has many old graves and there are two...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catherine H
Reviewed October 20, 2018

this site was great we walked around for hours cost nothing to get in and had lots of history very very olg great worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susan b
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The folk are so friendly. helpful and smiley! Whether it's bright sunshine or a damp, misty autumnal day the village has its own unique atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting old Yorkshire weavers’ village with stone cottages and cobbled streets. A ruined medieval church in an ancient graveyard and another big Victorian church next to it.. poets and villains in the graveyards, A post office/ shop and cafe on the corner. High...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tashi155
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited here in the springtime and it was such a beautiful place. I’ll never forget the day spent there. The ruined churches in town are pretty amazing. Well worth a visit and look around. And there is a boundary walk if you get an ordnance...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Warren A
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August 19, 2015|
Response from Nic C |
The Festival is in the Summer. This year it is Saturday 2nd July.
February 11, 2015|
Response from Calder46 | Reviewed this property |
Sylvia Plath's grave is not in the most obvious (older part) of the graveyard immediately adjacent to St.Thomas' but in the "newer" part.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Harrogate, Harlow Carr Gardens, Knaresborough, Ripley, Ripon (6 Replies)
Is it really possible to do all the above in one day using public transport? How? The logistics seem mind blowing?! The week in June, when my friends are visiting, am also planning Settle to Carlisle, Haworth, Saltaire, Hebden Bridge, York, Durham, Heptonstall and Dales! Wanted to do the Lake District in a day..........but has defeated me! Ideas welcomed!
April 28, 2012|
Response fromMorgana|
Assunming you are based in Harrogate as you've posted this on the Harrogate forum - 1) You would catch the 36 bus from the bus station, the one with RIPON as it's destination NOT Leeds. On the way to Ripon the bus passes through the village of Ripley, so you'd alight there. The service is very regular. 2) To get to Knaresborough you would need to catch another bus from the bus station in Harrogate OR catch a train from Harrogate. The bus and train stations are almost next to each other in...More
sharon m
Taxi to Heptonstall (2 Replies)
Hi, we are going to a gig at the Trade Club tomorrow (Saturday). Will we easily be able to find a taxi to take us back up to Heptonstall after about 10.30?
December 04, 2015|
Response fromsharon m|
Thanks Joe. Hoping to get that bus just wanted to check about taxis incase gig finishes later than that. Don't fancy walking up the hill in this wind and rain!
Jade B
Visiting next week (4 Replies)
Hi, Myself and my partner are visiting Hebden bridge next week. Already planned to visit lovegrows for lunch/afternoon tea (unless anyone can recommened somewhere else?) also going to have a walk along the canal. Can anyone recommend anything else to do/see? Cute book shops? Unique shops etc. Must add that I am 8 months pregnant, is Heptonstall quite a walk away?! Can we drive there? Just want a cute day out, currently on matenity leave and bored! Lol
October 12, 2016|
Response fromJoe G|
You can get up to Heptonstall on the bus as well if you like - just a short ride. There is a car park though if you'd rather drive - it is on the right as you enter the village If your other half likes beer then Calan's Micro pub is good and there is an off licence / bar just beyond the central traffic lights in HB on the way towards Todmorden. Also Stubbing Wharf on the canal is a nice place to pop in for a drink You can see there is a theme developing here :-) Have a great time...More