A West Yorkshire Staycation: Must Visit Places
Once you arrive at Manor House Lindley, we are confident that you will probably never want to leave. If you are visiting us for a holiday or break, however, you may want to check out our must-visit local attractions and tourist destinations. We found it difficult to narrow the list down to just a few locations, but we think we’ve selected the top must-visit local places for you to explore as you enjoy your stay.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, based on the outskirts of the neighbouring city of Wakefield, is the UK’s leading open-air gallery. The park celebrates 40 years of art without walls, with work from British and International artists including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth on display.
The park opened in 1977, and regularly hosts events and exhibitions throughout the year which can be found on their website.
Ilkley, a spa town and civil parish, lies on the south bank of the River Wharfe in Wharfedale, one of the Yorkshire Dales.It’s a very popular tourist spot, with people drawn to its blend of Victorian and medieval gothic architecture, and its Victorian houses with tea rooms and award-winning menus.
Ilkley is also home to a public open-air swimming pool, Ilkley Lido, which is a hot spot in the summer months with other facilities including an outdoor tennis court.
The Piece Hall itself was built in the 18th century as a cloth hall for handloom weavers to sell their pieces, before reopening in 2017 following a £19 million restoration. Today, it stands as a three-storey open-air piazza, bustling with bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, with a courtyard hosting events from concerts and markets, to sport events and even a seasonal ice-rink.
With scenic views and ample amenities, Holmfirth should be visited with a whole day to spare. From Digley Reservoir to Holmfirth Vineyard, you won’t be stuck for something to do in the town of Holmfirth.
There is a lot going on in this busy village amongst the independent shops and industrial heritage, and can be explored on foot or bike as it is nicely located just next to the Leeds Liverpool Canal.
If you fancy going a little further afield, Saltaire is the start of the Dales High Way which is a 90 mile walk across the countryside past Ilkley and the Yorkshire Dales.
Todmorden ‘secret’ beach
Getting to the beach at the top of the hill is a great adventure in itself as there is no road access, but parking nearby is available (although limited).
The moors in Marsden are a great place to explore, and the views change with every season so it can really be appreciated all year round. You can follow up your adventures on the moors with a real ale in one of Marsden’s many pubs, which are part of Yorkshire’s “Real Ale Trail” as recommended by James May on the BBC’s Oz and James Drink to Britain.
To name a few, Pule Hill, Buckstones and Eastergate offer amazing views, with TV filming locations such as Poldark and new-born lambs among the list of things to see along the way.
Further to the above, Manor House Lindley is also a great base to explore both cities Manchester and Leeds due to our location exactly halfway between them. This includes all the shopping, eateries and culture that can be found amongst them being just half an hour away via train or car. Alternatively, the village of Lindley, in which Manor House is situated, offers a range of bars and restaurants just a stone’s throw away.
West Yorkshire has plenty to offer, and with great transport links and easy access to the M62 helping you to get around, we really hope that you enjoy your time staying with us at Manor House.