Isn’t it wonderful that you can take a short break at Holdsworth House with your treasured pet dog? We love seeing our four-legged friends at the hotel; even Eric the cat likes to see who’s visiting (mostly from a distance).
Our designated dog friendly bedrooms are on the ground floor corridor. We supply a blanket for your pet to sleep on, a welcome chew on arrival and the use of a bowl for water or dog food. We also have a stash of poop bags and extra treats should you forget your own.
Whilst we’re very happy to recommend local walks and nearby parks, here is our list of local attractions that are certainly worth a visit during your stay, and that welcome dogs too:
This stunning 900-year-old Minster in the centre of Halifax is an architectural delight. See the amazing stained glass windows, hear the weekend organ recitals and discover where famous 19th century diarist Anne Lister was Christened and is buried.
An incredible Grade 1 Listed secular building in the centre of Halifax. It is described as an ‘architectural and cultural phenomenon which is absolutely unique’. The Piece Hall in Halifax is the sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls. It is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a browse a number of independent shops, bars and cafes with your dog.
Owned by the National Trust, Hardcastle Craggs in Hebden Bridge offers 400 glorious acres woodland walks, waterfalls and stream all the way to the 19th century mill.
One for the family. Shibden Hall was the home of 19th century diarist Anne Lister. It’s three miles from Holdsworth House. Whilst only assistance dogs are allowed in the hall, you can take your pet dogs to the park. There are 32 hectares to explore plus a boating lake, miniature steam train and children’s adventure playground.
A beautoful, local nature reserve and reservoir around 15 minutes drive from Holdsworth House. It offers a superb opportunity to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life by walking, feeding the ducks, family outings and nature activities. There’s a visitor centre where you can pick up some duck food to feed our wildfowl.
Cromwell Bottom is rich in biodiversity, with over 130 species of plant, 200 species of birds, mammals, amphibians and lots of invertebrate life. The area is mainly woodland with an excellent network of paths including a wheelchair and pushchair accessible route. There is a car park at the reserve and it takes around 15 minutes to drive there from our hotel in Halifax.