Manor House is well-placed for exploring the wonders that West Yorkshire has to offer. Huddersfield itself offers a great mix or town and country.
The town centre is filled with incredible Victorian architecture and the Historic Buildings Trail provides a taste of the town’s many beautiful buildings. The award-wining, Grade I-listed Huddersfield train station presides majestically over St George’s Square and is one of the town’s landmarks.
Castle Hill’s Victoria Tower was built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 60th anniversary and is a popular local landmark. The tower is 300m above sea level so you get a great view of the local area from up there and it’s a lovely spot for a picnic.
English Heritage Grade II listed Greenhead Park, situated half a mile from Huddersfield town centre, dates back to 1884 and is a lovely place for a stroll. There’s a café within the 1930s conservatory, an ornamental lake and a miniature railway which runs during the summer months.
To blow the cobwebs away, a brisk walk on the wild moors at Buckstones will bring with it some of the most breath-taking views in the area. If hiking’s not your thing, the view from the car park is actually brilliant too!
Slightly further afield, you’ll find the National Trust’s Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge. The valley boasts 400 acres of unspoiled woodlands, winding streams, tumbling waterfalls and 15 miles of footpaths. Gibson Mill, a 19th-century cotton mill, is set in the middle of the valley and houses the Weaving Shed Café and regular exhibitions.
Shibden Hall, Halifax, is the former home of Anne Lister aka Gentleman Jack from the BBC series. This medieval hall has a beautiful Tudor, half-timbered frontage, landscaped gardens, a café, boating lake and walking trails to enjoy. The West Yorkshire Folk Museum is in the adjoining barn and farm buildings.
Head to the Piece Hall in Halifax for independent shops, bars and eateries. This magnificent and impressive building dates from 1779 when it was built as a Cloth Hall for the trading of pieces of cloth and is one of the Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings. The Piece Hall also hosts many popular live music events in the summertime.
Whether you prefer to take in the local scenery or learn about the area’s interesting history, there is lots for you to do within a stone’s throw of Manor House.