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Address: Hebden Bridge, England

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Fantastic place

This place is fantastic and walking round really does take you back years. Cobble roads, very oldy worldly. There are a couple of pubs and a tea room. A couple of car parks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic and walking round really does take you back years. Cobble roads, very oldy worldly. There are a couple of pubs and a tea room. A couple of car parks. Local people who live there are friendly. Toilets didn't open until April though, the museum doesn't open until March. However you can walk around the church yard... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Information Centre in Hebden Bridge on a cold morning in January who incidentally were very helpful, they also suggested that we needed to go to Hepstonhall during our visit which was just a short 20 minute walk. We found the cobbled path from Hebden Bridge and then started climbing. I think I would recommend a strong pair... More 

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Maryland Heights
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Poet/author Sylvia Plath was buried here in Heptonstall, and it is a must for fans of her work to make a pilgrimage there. The ruins of the old church are fascinating to walk through and it was as if her verses filled my head at every turn. Especially the pigeons, "Roosting and cooing 'You, you" (from "A Secret"). The gravestone... More 

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Caloocan, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

If you are like those who travel to visit old Cathedrals this must go on your list, visit here at Heptonstall just about 20 mins walk up the hill from Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. This old Church was built way back in the 15th century, all the walls are still standing but the roof gone now, great photos can... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Old ruined Church, Victorian Church, Sylvia Plath's grave, Hexagonal shaped Wesleyan church were John Wesley preached; old school house. Quaint typically old Yorkshire streets with magnificent architecture. Historic old village pubs. So much too see and hardly any tourists.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Went here while staying for long weekend in Hebden Bridge. The ruined church is fascinating to walk around. The main church right next door is also interesting and has the poet/writer Sylvia Plath buried there. The houses and bu Lying are so interesting to look at, a real back in time moment.

Thank eph9
North East England
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86 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We came to Heptonstall purely to visit the churchyard to see Sylvia Plath's grave as we were in the area and she was one of my teenage literary crushes when I was still in my pretentious reading phase 😏. Loved the disused churchyard. The pavement of ancient gravestones is compulsively bizarre. Sylvia is in the 'overflow' burial ground if you're... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

It's not large but it's the perfect antidote to the bustle of Hebden Bridge. Cobbled streets, interesting graveyards and terrific views.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Enchanting Pennine village, high up over Hebden Bridge. It's a strenuous walk up the steep hill, or you can take the bus or drive (as there are 2 car parks). Well worth the visit. Stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Two pubs which both serve food, plus a great little tearoom and a post office.

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Lancashire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited here after leaving Hebden Bridge. The original village has cobbled streets, two pubs, a post office a Tearoom, a free small museum and the ruins of a church and churchyard. It all makes for a nice visit of no more than 2 hours of eating or drinking. There is a Village Trail that can be followed with 29... More 

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