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Visit Yorkshire and discover a wealth of heritage, culture and TV film locations during your break at Holdsworth House. To book a room, click the button below, select your dates and we’ll show you the best rate. Or call 01422 240024 to book.
Our Top Ten TV and Film Locations in Yorkshire
- Holdsworth House was the setting for several scenes in the BBC’s BAFTA-winning Last Tango in Halifax show. Recommended by the Mail on Sunday
- Gentleman Jack was filmed at museum and Anne Lister’s home Shibden Hall, just three miles from the hotel. Several stars of the show stayed at the hotel during filming
- Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small was filmed in the Yorkshire Dales. In particular, in Grassignton – 30 miles away
- Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge and CBBC’s Hank Zipzer – both school-based dramas – were filmed across the road from Holdsworth House at the former St Catherine’s school
- BBC One’s 2016 Bronte Sisters drama To Walk Invisible was set in Haworth and filmed around the moorlands between Holdsworth House and Haworth
- Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley was set in Hebden Bridge, a pretty town just 10 miles from the hotel
- The Gallow’s Pole TV series, directed by Shane Meadows, is based on the Walter Scott prize-winning book The Gallow’s Pole by Benjamin Myers. Filmed around Cragg Vale and West Yorkshire. Complete a 5.5 walk from Mytholmroyd taking in key locations from the book.
- The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (KWVR) was the setting for the 1970 film The Railway Children based on E Nesbit’s novel. Fifty years later, the sequel The Railway Children Return, revisits the same West Yorkshire film locations, including Oakworth station – 0ne of five stations on the KWVR.
- The Bronte Parsonage Museum Haworth: home of the Bronte Sisters, now a fascinating museum. Also featured in The Railway Children Return.
- Halifax Piece Hall: sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls. Hosted an episode of the BBC’s The Antiques Roadshow.
Top Five Local Attractions to Visit in West Yorkshire
- Shibden Hall, Halifax: the home of 19th century diarist Anne Lister
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park: open-air gallery near Wakefield showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth
- Bankfield Museum Halifax: A grade II listed historic house museum, incorporating a regimental museum and textiles gallery
- Eureka! Halifax: The National Children’s Museum is an interactive educational museum for children
- Calderdale Industrial Museum: four floors of industrial history charting the power journey from the water wheel to the internal combustion engine, by way of steam and electricity.
Five Dog-Friendly Walks in West Yorkshire
- Ogden Water Country Park Halifax: Scenic nature reserve with stunning lakeside views and ambling trails
- National Trust: Hardcastle Crags Hebden Bridge, and Nostell Priory near Wakefield
- Shipley Glen Country Park, near Bradford
- The Cragg Vale Coiner’s Walk begins in Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge and is a challenging 5.5 mile hike through woodland, farmland, road and fields visiting some of the key locations featured in The Gallow’s Pole.
- The Anne Lister Walk is by cartographer Chris Goddard and is inspired by Anne Lister’s diaries. The 5½-mile walk starts at Shibden Hall or Halifax train station and explores the beautiful valley of Shibden Dale just a short drive form the hotel. You’ll see many film locations from the TV series Gentleman Jack.
*One free copy of the Anne Lister Walk map or the Cragg Vale Coiners Walk map when you book a dinner, bed and breakfast break for two people to stay before 31 December 2021. No other discount or cash alternative available. Please request your map in the special request box if booking online or request your map when you call to book.