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Shibden Hall

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Address: Lister_s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG, England
Phone Number: +44 1422 352246
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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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Shildon Hall Christmas Fair

Absolutely beautiful house to visit, which I hope to visit another day. The craft stalls were scattered throughout the house which was fabulous and the reason behind my return at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alison S
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Knottingley, United Kingdom
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Knottingley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful house to visit, which I hope to visit another day. The craft stalls were scattered throughout the house which was fabulous and the reason behind my return at some point. The down side, website says phone to discuss disabled access - why? This should be readily available on their website. The house is fantastic but poses issues for... More 

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Thank Alison S
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times. Nice gardens and specious plenty of room for kids to run around and blow off some steam

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Shibden Hall and it is like a mini-palace and historical. The estate is marvelous with a lake, mini-train, and so on with a cafe to sit, eat or drink, and enjoy the view!

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Thank Albert J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place close to town with ample off road parking. Lovely varied walks some with wheelchair access.We didn't visit the hall but enjoyed the lakeside and wooded area. The café is basic but nice with outside seating in the sunshine.

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Thank Ann C
Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Staff were very helpful and had volunteers to explain more on the history of the house and its previous occupants. The Hall itself has a coffee machine for drinks and a lovely gift shop. For bigger lunch/drink options we were advised that there was a café down the hill near the mere. The café is lovely, very family friendly with... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This visit was a spur of the moment event. Having lived within 20 miles of Halifax for much of our lives we visited initially for a walk and then developed the stay to look around the Hall and associated buildings. The two ladies on reception, Karen and Dodie, went out of their way to make our visit interesting and informative.... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Really enjoyed it. Learnt a lot about Ann Lister. The tour was extremely educating. We went home and watched the BBC documentary about her too. The park is great for walks. Lovely views.

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Thank HappyDiner45
Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I am a building nut, but wow this I'd something else, so interesting much of the original Tudor building with later additions and modifications, all explained by knowledgable and friendly staff. Beautifully maintained and fully explained with much of the original furniture. I feel some of the things in the barn and craft museum require a bit of TLC but... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Found this lovely place by accident and agree it could do with advanced signage, however upon arrival the vista that greets you is well worth the visit. This property, first built in 1420 ish, is very well preserved and has an historical ambiance many other places, including some NT properties lack. You are made most welcome by the helpful staff... More 

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Thank Alan E
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

So nearly gave up trying to find this place, whilst well signposted 1 or 2 miles away, no signage whatsoever in the precise postcode area. So glad I stayed on task. I loved this place, have had to rethink my dream house to incorporate many of Shibdens features. I could move in tomorrow. Friendly helpful staff, make sure you ask... More 

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