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Merchant's Cottage is the perfect base from which to visit attractions in the area or to venture further afield to explore all that Yorkshire and the Peak District have to offer.

Apart from being a great area for walking and cycling, there are many other attractions to enjoy including the following:

SOMETHING FOR THE CHILDREN (and those young at heart!)

The Potters Den

Norridge Bottom, Holmfirth HD9 7BB

Pottery painting for all ages

 

Kirklees Light Railway

Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ

Small gauge steam engines running on an historic ex-branch line, children’s play areas, cafe

www.whistlestopvalley.co.uk

Cannon Hall Country Park 

Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT

Parkland for walks, dog friendly cafe, restaurant, farm shop, farm animals, adventure playground for all ages

www.cannon-hall.com

Eureka, National Children’s Museum 

Halifax HX1 2NE

Interactive museum for children aged 0-11

www.eureka.org.uk

 

 

HISTORIC HOUSES AND GARDENS - for those with wanting to see how the other half lived!

 

East Riddleston Hall

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-riddlesden-hall

Brodsworth

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/brodsworth-hall-and-gardens/

 

Wentworth Castle

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wentworth-castle-gardens

Chatsworth House

www.chatsworth.org

Nostell Priory

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell

Bolton Abbey

www.boltonabbey.com

 

 

ARTS & MUSEUMS - for the culture vultures!

The Piece Hall

Halifax

www.thepiecehall.co.uk

Thackray Museum of Medicine

Leeds

www.thackraymuseum.co.uk

National Coal Mining Museum

Wakefield

www.ncm.org.uk

Royal Armouries

Leeds

www.royalarmouries.org.uk

 

Hepworth Gallery

Wakefield 

www.hepworthwakefield.org

 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton, Wakefield WF43 4LG

Open air gallery showing works by British and international artists in a parkland setting, including works by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.  Cafe/restaurant, gallery/shop

ysp.org.uk

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield

www.thelbt.org

 

Victoria Theatre

Halifax

www.victoriatheatre.co.uk

 

Rex Cinema

Elland

Great for a rainy day this traditional style independent cinema shows all the latest blockbusters

elland.nm-cinemas.co.uk

 

There are a number of local art galleries in the area, particularly in Holmfirth and Hebden Bridge. Hebden Bridge is also well known for its independent shops and local businesses.  

 

 

FESTIVALS AND AGRICULTURAL SHOWS

seasonal, depending on what time of year you visit

 

Holmfirth Art Week

Art exhibition showcasing the work in various media by local artists, available to purchase

Early July 

 

Great Yorkshire Show

Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Large regional agricultural show 

Early July

 

Honley Show

Local agricultural show with livestock, demonstrations, stalls and activities for all the family 

Late July

 

Huddersfield Food Festival

Extensive food festival in St Georges' Square in the centre of Huddersfield, with a wide variety of independent food caterers/food producers and live music

August

 

Emley Moor Show

Local agricultural show with livestock, demonstrations, stalls and activities for all the family

August

 

Pennistone Agricultural Show

Local agricultural show with livestock, demonstrations, stalls and activities for all the family

September

 

Marsden Jazz Festival

Local live music fesitval held annually in Marsden village

October

 

Honley Christmas Market

Local producers' sell Christmas goodies to launch the festive season 

Early December

 

Leeds German Christmas Market

December

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