Due to the Covid-19 pandemic entry to Shibden Hall is now by advance booking only. You can book online and see the full entry details.
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Shibden Hall often described as Halifax's Historic Home, must surely rank as one of the regions most popular tourist attractions and during the summer months the park surrounding this delightful property is often crowded with scores of visitors. The hall itself was constructed in 1420 by the Otes family, though it is more commonly associated with the Lister dynasty who resided here for almost 300 years. Situated close to the town centre Shibden, with its adjacent Folk Museum, also possesses a boating lake, pitch and putt golf course and a steam-hauled miniature railway which is bound to appeal to the children.
Kirk Lea Guest House is ideally placed for visitors to the Shibden Hall Estate.
Uber is not available in Halifax.
Shibden Hall Parking: You can park (paid) at the top near the house and there is a car park at the bottom of the park, then you would have to walk up to the hall. There’s a cafe next to the bottom carpark and there is a boating lake and playground.
There are no tours of Shibden Hall, but volunteers to hand in every room, who are very helpful and have plenty of information. Just ask!
The Shibden Hall Website has useful information.
In 2020, Shibden Hall will re-open from Monday the 2nd March
Have a Quick Look Inside Shibden Hall & Halifax Minster. Video log made by Louisa Matthews a tourist on her visit in Dec 2019.
Have a look at details of other films filmed locally.
FYI - Anne Lister is buried inside Halifax Minster (“under the organ”). AKA St John the Baptist or Halifax Parish Church. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Minster
While you’re wandering the Jewel of the North, check out the Minster, Piece Hall, Square Chapel and the Anne Lister display in the Library.
Anne Lister diaries are held in West Yorkshire Archive Service. They are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at present. You need to book an appointment and select the material that you want to look at. There is a small display in Halifax library.
Piece Hall - website
Victoria Theatre Wards End, Halifax
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