Plan the Perfect Weekend in Hebden Bridge
This market town is full of independent shops, great places to eat and has history around every corner
Start your day at Café Solo with French toast or a breakfast sandwich, or try Square One Coffee Company for coffee and cake. Leila’s Kitchen is a vegetarian and vegan café serving from breakfast through to evening meals, Il Mulino create authentic Italian dishes and Aya Sophia offer delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. You’ll want to book a table at COIN, a stylish and modern restaurant serving natural wine and small plates, and if causal is what you’re after, Vocation & Co serve craft beers alongside giant burgers and loaded fries from Slap & Pickle.
Hebden Townhouse is a boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of the town with cosy bedrooms for all budgets. Dating back to 1657, The White Lion Inn is one of the oldest buildings in Hebden Bridge and offers comfortable bedrooms alongside delicious pub meals. If self-catering accommodation is what you’re after, Mayroyd Mill House (with four bedrooms and two sitting rooms) is perfect for large groups and families, or try Daisy Bank Camp dog-friendly stable cabins for a luxurious stay surrounded by nature.
Fashion lovers have plenty of choice in Hebden Bridge. Frank & Japser is great for menswear, Winnie Dot is a lovely lingerie boutique, Rubyshoesday stock fabulous shoes and Dragonfly Boutique is filled with must-have brands. Art-lovers will want to stop by Hope Gallery, and down the road Fleur De Lys create beautiful bouquets. The Yorkshire Chocolate Company create luxury handmade treats, and just outside the market town, Craggies Farm Shop have their own family butchery, as well as fresh vegetables and local produce.
There are plenty of places to walk and things to see in Hebden Bridge. Take a waterside stroll along the Rochdale Canal or visit the wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags, managed by the National Trust, it’s a beautiful place and there are more than 15 miles of footpaths across 400 acres of countryside – containing streams, meadows and massive trees – plus it’s a great place for the dogs to explore.
The charming and historic village of Heptonstall is close by – explore the Heptonstall Museum which tells the story of the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners and the Battle of Heptonstall during the English Civil War. There’s also the St Thomas the Apostle Church, famous for containing the grave of poet Sylvia Plath.