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.
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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
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