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Address: Hebden Bridge, England
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A hidden historic village

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

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North East England
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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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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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Ilkley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Silvia was a brilliand poet, a Jewish American woman who fell in love with Ted Hughes. They married, but, alas, she ended up by taking her own life. She had a history of mental illness. She was American, and Jewish, and suffered a history of attempted suicide from the age, I think, of about ten. An extremely tragic character, very... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful venue. Lovely church and the the ruins were even better. Thoroughly enjoyed the day amazing.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Visited Heptonstall with my wife. Good bus service to/from Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall a quaint old hillside village with narrow cobbled streets, dwellings much as they were years ago and a large overgrown, overflowing graveyard with 2 churches, one in ruins. Sylvia Plath's grave is in an adjacent graveyard, not easy to find but appears to have regular visitors, many of... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Anyone visiting Hebden Bridge really should take the time out to see Heptonstall. A look back in time is how it's best described. Untouched by modern living the main street is a total throwback to the days it was a major community of cottage industry. Go midweek on a crisp bright autumn or winters day for the full effect. Wonderful

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