Brighouse lies on the banks of the River Calder, in the West Yorkshire borough of Calderdale. Like many of the region’s stone-built towns, it developed as an inland port for the trading of leather, silk, cotton and other goods during the Industrial Revolution. The old mills and other industrial buildings which dot the town and surrounding Pennine hills are reminders of the town’s heritage. An imposing flour mill has been turned into an adventure centre with the region’s largest indoor climbing gym. A pretty canal, the Calder and Hebble Navigation, runs past many Brighouse holiday cottages on its way from Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge. There is a canal basin in the town centre where picturesque traditional narrow boats are often moored.

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Lyndhurst is a truly impressive, well-preserved Pennine property in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, a large and pet-friendly holiday home, perfect for hosting large families or groups of friends looking to relax in sumptuous accommodation, complete with conservatory, games room, and hot tub.

Taking a stroll along the canal path from your Pennine holiday cottage in Brighouse is a lovely way to explore the town. To learn more about the history of Brighouse, pick up a history trail guide from the excellent Smith Art Gallery. Every year, Brighouse Arts Festival celebrates music, art and literature in Calderdale. The Festival of Brass and 1940s Weekend are also worth looking out for, for self-catering holidays in Brighouse. A weekly market is held in the town centre, where you can pick up fresh produce from neighbouring farms. 

Exploring the narrow streets of Brighouse, you will discover a variety of independent shops. There are some great places to eat and drink, too, including the Secret Tearooms, which serves delicious homemade cake. Jeremy’s at the Boathouse is a popular bar and restaurant with good food, cocktails and live music, and Millers Bar is a lively pub with local ales and a canalside garden. Brighouse is home to many striking historic landmarks including St James’s Church, which dates from 1870 and features beautiful stained-glass windows. The famous Calderdale Way passes the town, a spectacular 50-mile route through the region’s rugged hills, moors and valleys.