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Heptonstall

Hebden Bridge, England
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Pretty village

We visited Heptonstall on the way into Hebden Bridge. The ruined church is very pretty and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rachxx1xx
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Lancashire, UK
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Interesting and somewhat eerie

Really amazing old church. Love how the ruins have been left. I felt uncomfortable walking on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nessb80
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Greater Perth, Australia
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“old church” (18 reviews)
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Hebden Bridge, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Heptonstall on the way into Hebden Bridge. The ruined church is very pretty and peaceful. There are Commonwealth War Graves in the graveyard and we also (eventually) found Sylvia Plaths grave in the new graveyard (round the far end of the church through...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really amazing old church. Love how the ruins have been left. I felt uncomfortable walking on people’s graves, but I guess they don’t mind. Really intrigued me how it looks as though it has just been abandoned and they built a new church right next...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great , steep walk up a cobbled path from Hebden Bridge in search of my ancestors in the various graveyards! What a wonderful little town which looks like it hasn’t changed in centuries. Would love to go back and stay over. Two lovely looking pubs....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting place to visit. The Cragg Coiners, Sylvia Plath, 2 great pubs, lovely food at The Town gate tea rooms. This is just a wonderful destination village, a real little known diamond with cobbled high street, old church ruins and a tiny museum tucked...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Hebden Bridge, you really should go to the surrounding villages as well. The trek up the hill to Heptonstall and Blackshaw Head is well worth the effort and keeps you fit as well.

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely little village up a steep hill iam not sure if years ago the villagers walked up and down to hebden bridge to the mills with clogs on but if they did that each day i can only say it must have been hard for...More

Thank Bill D
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A village that is often overlooked for tourists. It’s a place to see if you have time, lovely and charming (though there isn’t much to do).

Thank Joetravels2014
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Visited whilst staying in Hebden Bridge, we travelled up by bus as parking can sometimes be a bit difficult, and it's a steep 1 mile uphill walk using the packhorse route.other reviewers have given full descriptions of the village

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

About one mile away from Hebden Bridge. This is a great little village, and worth the drive up the hill to see it. The impression you get on arrival here, is that not much has changed in the last few hundred years. Really interesting old...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I went to Heptonstall only to visit the grave of Sylvia Plath, which was beautiful, but the entire place was beautiful too. The churchyard, both old and new, were incredible and the old part is full of history. Definitely recommend.

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wingking2u
19 August 2015|
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The Festival is in the Summer. This year it is Saturday 2nd July.
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bbbpop
11 February 2015|
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Response from Calder46 | Reviewed this property |
Sylvia Plath's grave is not in the most obvious (older part) of the graveyard immediately adjacent to St.Thomas' but in the "newer" part.
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