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Shibden Hall offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who once lived and worked here. It’s also home to a host of fabulous attractions and delightful parkland.

Set in the picturesque Shibden valley, Shibden Hall is just a mile from Halifax. Dating back to 1420 its impressive architecture reflects the changing styles of progressive years. Famous occupants include the diarist, mountaineer and all-round eccentric Anne Lister who inherited Shibden Hall in 1826. 

Fascinating Folk museum 

Adjacent to the house you can wander around a 17th century barn and workshops and view a varied collection of objects from days gone by. These include the tools used by blacksmiths, saddlers and wheelwrights. There’s also the option to take a stroll around a recreated brewhouse and inn. 

Other reasons to visit Shibden Hall? There’s a myriad of winding woodland paths to walk, a café full of enticing cakes, pedalos to pedal on the lake, and the option of a game of pitch and putt. But perhaps we’ve overlooked the most important aspect of a day out at Shibden Hall-  for some visitors this is undoubtedly the extensive, superbly- equipped play area. 

Other parks to explore in the North

Moss Gate Country Park - Bolton

Highfields Park - Nottingham 

Great Days Out - Nature 

Other activities in this area 

Bankfield Museum - Halifax

Calderdale Market - Halifax 


How to get here

Nearest train station: Halifax  

Distance from train station: 1 mile, 24 min walk

On the bus route from Halifax town centre


Shibden Hall Lister’s Road Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6XG

01422 352246 / 321455

What to know before you go

Check the Seasonal opening times and admission prices 


Disabled access to ground floor only (Ring the bell in the courtyard for assistance). Disabled Parking next to hall, other parking a short walk from the entrance. Toilets, refreshments available at the reception desk, shop, café 

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