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The Pennine market town of Hebden Bridge lies on the banks of the River Calder and Hebden Water in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. The town became a magnet for artists during the seventies and eighties and has been famous for its bohemian atmosphere. Stroll into the town centre from your holiday cottage in Hebden Bridge. You will discover a variety of galleries, shops, and rows of cafes and restaurants, where eating outside on the pavements and canal banks is customary. Hebden Bridge Picture House is an independent arthouse cinema, while Trades has been one of the country’s best small music venues for decades.

An isolated Pennine farm house is surrounded by empty moorland.

Get away from the bustle of everyday life with a stay at The Retreat, a remote countryside cottage at the head of an unspoilt valley high above the Pennine market town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, boasting biomass-fired underfloor heating, three wood-burners, hot tub, and five bedrooms.

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The Fox and Goose is a community-run pub with a bar stocked with an ever-changing range of local ales, while Vocation Brewery has a popular bar on New Road which serves excellent Mexican food. A wander around Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre is also highly recommended. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Hebden Bridge Market, held every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Browse stalls selling fresh produce, crafts, antiques, clothing, and more.

Self-catering holidays in Hebden Bridge are popular among walkers, thanks to the region’s rugged and unspoiled countryside. Book a holiday in June and enjoy the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival with a vibrant programme of live performances, exhibitions and concerts. At other times of the year, one of the town’s best cultural offerings is The Hebden Bridge Picture House, A historic cinema which dates back to 1921. Enjoy a film screening in the beautifully restored auditorium, which retains its original charm and character.

The Calderdale Way runs past the town on its 50-mile route through the region’s wooded valleys and high heather moors. For a gentler wander or a boat trip, follow the banks of Rochdale Canal east toward the pretty villages of Luddenden and Luddenden Foot or west toward Todmorden, another typical Yorkshire town with a bustling market to explore. The ascent to the hilltop monument of Stoodley Pike is well worth the effort, with far-reaching views across Calderdale. The wooded valley and 19th-century mill of Hardcastle Crags are not to be missed, a short drive from holiday cottages in Hebden Bridge.

The town is a popular stop among narrow-boaters on the canal, which runs through the town before entering the Pennines. Hebden Bridge has a station on the Calder Valley Line between Manchester and Leeds, both of which can be reached in less than an hour. The town’s train station is an attraction in itself. It is a Grade II listed building with unique architecture and has been featured in numerous films and television shows.