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Shibden Hall

Lister_s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG, England
+44 1422 352246
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Wonderful house

What a joy this house is, dating from the Tudor period this half timbered house has something for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DIANE A
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Very enjoyable

We were so lucky to meet Joe one of the room guides who gave us an amazing tour of the downstairs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa N
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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et in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here. Shibden Hall's architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history. The adjacent 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers. Shibden even has a recreated brewhouse and inn. The Hall is surrounded by the beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park. There are a range of features and attractions, including a cafe and visitor facilities, miniature railway, boating lake, pitch & putt course as well as trails, play area, orienteering course and woodland in which to roam.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Lister_s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a joy this house is, dating from the Tudor period this half timbered house has something for everyone. Great information about the house and families who have owned it start the tour and definitely worth reading. The original house was altered considerably by Anne...More

Thank DIANE A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so lucky to meet Joe one of the room guides who gave us an amazing tour of the downstairs of the property he really brought it to life showing us lots of things we would have missed from the workings of an ancient...More

Thank Teresa N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shibden Hall the home of the Lister family has an interesting story of Anne Lister in the 1800s with a TV series to follow in August written by Sally Wainwright called Gentleman Jack. The hall where Anne lived gives the viewer the opportunity to see...More

Thank Lynne S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid £14 for entry for a family of 5 and was worth every penny. Stunning house and grounds with lots to look at and lots of info. Lots out outhouse's and barns to look in. Friendly and Informative staff. No cafe at the house as...More

Thank Kerry W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting house with great history. Lots of interesting rooms and artefacts with plenty of explanation boards and volunteer guides to provide answers to any questions. Friendly atmosphere and a homely feel. Lots of interesting outbuildings, unfortunately weather wasn’t good and the cobble stones...More

Thank JWMW101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have done the park several times and always said we need to do the hall. Lovely property. £14 for a family ticket of 5 is great value. Well kept... to give a true feel of the place. Knowledgeable guides and a certain quirkiness. My...More

Thank kaparobi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House has an interesting history. Too cold a day to explore the gardens. Outbuildings also interesting but walking across to them was precarious as the stones were quite mossy and very wet. 'Refreshments' consisted of a small coffee machine and possibly some individually wrapped flapjack...More

Thank G S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Pauline for your wonderful tour of Shibden Hall, so much interesting information, you were an absolute delight. I highly recommend taking a tour, such an interesting property. Coming from Australia the age of the property is mind blowing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably priced house visit with lovely grounds.knowledgeable staff who can explain what the various rooms were used for and how the objects were originally used.

Thank japonica60
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit, with all of its multi-century history and, especially, if you are familiar with Anne Lister and her diary. Being able to see the places and objects she wrote about (and to see exactly where she had hidden her...More

Thank PurpleDiode
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Nrmc1507
19 August 2017|
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Response from Jaywalker315 | Reviewed this property |
Shibden Park have deals depending if you want to use pitch and putt only or also go on the boats or on the small train (together there is a special package). There website shows some variations but the pitch and putt alone... More
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jgibbs_12
30 January 2017|
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Response from CalderdaleM | Property representative |
Hello Dogs are allowed in the park, but must be kept on a lead in the childrens play area.
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betix1
5 May 2016|
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Response from Quadratullah A |
Hello Can you please tell me if BBQ is allow in the park?
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