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Family History Research

Visiting Heptonstall churchyard researching the wife's family tree. Not our 1st visit to this... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Calderdale Heritage Walk around Heptonstall with John Billingsley informative & entertaining

On Sunday 29th October 2017 local author John Billingsley who specialises in quirky stories and... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
David L
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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Hebden Bridge, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visiting Heptonstall churchyard researching the wife's family tree. Not our 1st visit to this atmospheric "Oldy Worldy" Village. Visited the famous graves as well Sylvia Plath and David Hartley, King of the Cragg Vale Coiners. All this followed by an enjoyable tour of the village....More

Thank delarever
Reviewed 31 October 2017

On Sunday 29th October 2017 local author John Billingsley who specialises in quirky stories and finding interesting niches to explore lead a Calderdale Heritage Walk around Heptontall. It was on the eve of Halloween, and the stories had a typically macabre flavour, with John entertaining...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Had a stroll round Heptonstall on a windy Sunday morning, visited Sylvia Plaths grave, old ruined church was an interesting place and also found the friendliest cat In Yorkshire, very picturesque village with great views

Thank lincolnhatter
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Staying in Hebden, the walk up is a challenge, but the village and pubs are worth the effort. There is a museum and sights, but I didn't get to see them this evening trip.

Thank weekendwhileaway
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I went to walk round the village. It's a lovely little village full of cobbled small streets , lovely footpath and fantastic views . The churches are well worth a visit too. Theirs a small museum too .

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Well I have lived near to Heptonstall when at university and now more recently that I am retired. i also love Sylvia Plath's poetry - her grave is in the church yard. Yet I had never visited this village until my step daughter said she...More

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited this town since our ancestors emigrated from here in 1647 to America and we wanted to see where they came from. What a place. We really enjoyed walking the "pack trails", the same that our ancestors would have walked back in the day....More

2  Thank pmg67
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Feels like you're on the set of a Harry Potter movie - spectacular old ruin, really worth the hike up the (very steep and long) hill!

Thank Susan Olivia L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The historic village is like turning back time. It is situated high up on a hill overlooking the old industrial town Hebden Bridge. We parked on the outskirts and wandered around the very quiet streets marvelling in the historic buildings and the narrow cobbled streets...More

3  Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We had the good fortune to have a guided tour of Heptonstall from our folklorist friend, who showed us round the ruined church and the graveyard, including Sylvia Plath's grave.

1  Thank Janet M
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19 August 2015|
Response from Nic C |
The Festival is in the Summer. This year it is Saturday 2nd July.
11 February 2015|
Response from Calder46 | Reviewed this property |
Sylvia Plath's grave is not in the most obvious (older part) of the graveyard immediately adjacent to St.Thomas' but in the "newer" part.