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Shibden Hall

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Address: Lister_s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG, England
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+44 1422 352246
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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et in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall...

et in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here. Shibden Hall's architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history. The adjacent 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers. Shibden even has a recreated brewhouse and inn. The Hall is surrounded by the beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park. There are a range of features and attractions, including a cafe and visitor facilities, miniature railway, boating lake, pitch & putt course as well as trails, play area, orienteering course and woodland in which to roam.

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A gem of a place

Spent the morning here with friends at this historic house,i was blown away with it, its amazing.the carved furniture was magnificient,the staff were very helpful opening a couple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent the morning here with friends at this historic house,i was blown away with it, its amazing.the carved furniture was magnificient,the staff were very helpful opening a couple of the oak panels to reveal original oak beams.well worth a visit will certainly be going back to visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting period house set in parkland, with a very interesting history of the occupants and owners connected to ti

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

stent an entire day here in the historic house and beautiful gardens---all credit to the helpful staff and the council for keeping everything in such good order.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found ourselves with just an hour to spare so thought we would visit this place. It has a fascinating history, with parts of the house dating back to 1420, and many additions in the gothic revival style. There is plenty to see of interest in the house, and the staff were the most pleasant, knowledgable and helpful that I... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is beautiful.Full of character and genuine authentic style. We took a friend who is very interested in history and he felt it was one of the best examples that he had seen. A credit to the local council and volunteers.

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Thank alibaba105
Halifax, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a great play park for the children and lovely gardens, good outside eating area and cafe, but the best part is a mini Railway give it ago it's fun.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road signage to the hall is very poor and rather misleading. Visiting in winter we did not walk the grounds due to the cold and rain. The house itself is fairly interesting but the layout of the room displays somewhat boring and uninteresting. The information room is bland and dated. I would say this room was cutting edge in... More 

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Thank Kevin N
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Shibden Hall isn't large but it is typical of a historic country house, with parts of it being very old. As well as the main building the barn has been used to house mock workshops and there are lots of old carriages. The fact that it once belonged to the famous Anne Lister with her interesting life, and was probably... More 

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Thank Joy M
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This house is a gem, takes you back to the days of horse drawn carriages and a gentler way of life. Interesting for all ages, and during the summer holidays I took my two grandchildren to one of the events that the hose runs. We all had a great time making crafts and then going out and about the park... More 

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Thank Shirley B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

this is a beautyful place to visit any time of the year.,plenty of space for the grandchildren to roam and explore,,,

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