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Sylvia Plath's Grave

I went to Heptonstall only to visit the grave of Sylvia Plath, which was beautiful, but the entire... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fiwylie7
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Sydney, Australia
HEPTONSTALL.HISTORIC VILLAGE

This lovely village is worth a visit a couple of hours would suffice to see the main village.The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert H
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely village is worth a visit a couple of hours would suffice to see the main village.The little post office is a very friendly place .there are a couple of eating places.If you go by car there is a good parking space at the...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heptonstall is up a steep hill about a mile fro Hebden Bridge. The walk looks tough but isn’t too bad. The village though is amazing, centred on a cobbled Main Street, winding up between stone cottages with lots of inviting nooks and crannies. Physically it...More

Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

visit Heptonstall often and always find something new everytime we visit.A really nice time to visit is at Easter time when you can enjoy a traditional pace egg play performed in the Weaver's Square on Good Friday.It is only practised in Lancashire and Yorkshire now...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Walk from Hebden Bridge to Heptonstall, a fascinating village which has Sylvia Plath's grave in the church yard, a pint and lunch in White Lion and walk back via Hell Hole Rocks and a final stop at the real ale coop the Fox and Goose....More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I recently went to Hebden Bridge but had it in my view to pay Heptonstall a visit and I'm so glad I did. If your not a walker or a hiker you may find the walk a bit of a chore but fear not you...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Walk up The Buttress, steps and road from Hebden Bridge (wear appropriate footwear), then stroll around the Heptonstall Trail, viewing the “new” church alongside the ruined one, separated by a carpet of gravestones; Sylvia Plath’s grave in the New Graveyard; and the octagonal Methodist Chapel....More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visiting Heptonstall churchyard researching the wife's family tree. Not our 1st visit to this atmospheric "Oldy Worldy" Village. Visited the famous graves as well Sylvia Plath and David Hartley, King of the Cragg Vale Coiners. All this followed by an enjoyable tour of the village....More

Thank delarever
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

On Sunday 29th October 2017 local author John Billingsley who specialises in quirky stories and finding interesting niches to explore lead a Calderdale Heritage Walk around Heptontall. It was on the eve of Halloween, and the stories had a typically macabre flavour, with John entertaining...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Had a stroll round Heptonstall on a windy Sunday morning, visited Sylvia Plaths grave, old ruined church was an interesting place and also found the friendliest cat In Yorkshire, very picturesque village with great views

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wingking2u
19 August 2015|
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Response from Nic C |
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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