Nestled in the heart of Calder Valley at the Yorkshire-Lancashire border in The Pennines, Todmorden is a creative town with impressive architecture, great places to eat and drink and beautiful countryside on its doorstep. Todmorden holiday cottages are an excellent choice for anyone who wants to experience life in an unspoiled West Yorkshire community with easy access to the rugged hills and valleys of Calderdale. This ancient Pennine market town, whose name means ‘valley of the marsh fox’, sits on the banks of the River Calder, which marks the historic boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire. It is surrounded by moorland and gritstone outcrops at the meeting point of three steep Pennine valleys and is a popular base for walking, fell running, mountain-biking and bouldering along the Pennine Way and Calderdale Way. It has a rich history as a centre for the cotton trade and was once home to the world’s largest weaving shed. Today, Todmorden is home to many artists and its narrow streets are dotted with independent galleries and workshops such as Cheeky Sew and Sew, Barearts and The Water Street Gallery
Exploring the town from your holiday cottage in Todmorden, you will notice impressive historic landmarks such as the neo-classical town hall which towers over the town centre. The Great Wall of Tod was built with 4 million bricks to carry the railway along the steep valley edge. And Stoodley Pike monument stands at the summit of a 400-metre hill and was built in 1814 to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon and the fall of Paris.
In more recent years, Todmorden has become the birthplace of Incredible Edible, a local project that encourages people to grow and share herbs, fruit and veg in public places. Self-catering holidays in Todmorden are a great chance to enjoy the finest food and drink Yorkshire has to offer, whether you pick up a bag of fresh produce at the market or The Bear or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the town’s excellent cafes or restaurants.