The Town of Hebden Bridge


Hebden Bridge is located on the Yorkshire side of the Pennines on the A646, approximately 8 miles west of Halifax, and lives up to its enviable reputation as ‘The Town for Great Little Shops’.

Visitors to the town come to sample everything from organic cafés with a Bohemian atmosphere to traditional local pubs with real ale. Delis, gift shops, local bakers, butchers, exotic foods – the town has it all, with over 150, mainly independent, shops as well as numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. It truly lives up to its cool, liberal, artistic and creative credentials.

The area has a rich literary history. The American poet, Sylvia Plath is buried in the hilltop village of Heptonstall and the poet laureate, Ted Hughes was born a couple of miles away in Mytholmroyd, whilst not far away in Haworth, the Bronte sisters wrote their famous novels.

Visitors to the town can take a relaxing boat ride along the Rochdale Canal or opt for something a little more energetic and take a walk through the beautiful National Trust owned wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags. where Gibson Mill has now been brought back into use as a facility for visitors and for the local community. This ground breaking project has renovated the Mill as a model of sustainable development, being run with minimum impact on its environment.



Parking in Hebden Bridge

Car parking in the town centre is limited: for details of car parks and on street parking in Hebden Bridge you can follow:


In 2010 Hebden Bridge was named as the best town in Britain and Ireland at the Urbanism Awards.

It was also winner of the best small market town category in the 2016 Great British High Street awards.


Public Transport

The railway station is only a few minutes walk from the town centre and has connections with Leeds, Bradford,

Brighouse, Manchester, Blackpool, York, Selby and intermediate stations.

Regular bus services connect with Halifax, Todmorden, Keighley, Rochdale and Burnley.

For more details and timetables of all the bus and train services serving Hebden Bridge visit:

 To see more information about Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley you can use the links below:


Disability Access

Step free access map of Hebden Bridge

Step free access guide to shops, cafes and pubs in Hebden Bridge


Other sites about Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge on Wikipedia

Hebden Bridge Web

Tourist Information (Hebden Bridge Business Forum)

Hardcastle Crags – National Trust

Link to Local Events list (wherecanwego)

Eat Out in Hebden Bridge


Links to external, or third party web-sites, are provided solely for visitors’ convenience. Links taken to other sites are done so at your own risk and the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge accepts no liability for any linked sites or their content.

aerial view town centre
st georges sq-hebden bridge
Canal in Hebden Bridge