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Historic Grade II* house, home to generations of the Lister family, visit the restored house & parkland. Boating Lake, Mini railway, play areas & regular events
Shibden Hall and Estate is one of the most important heritage sites in West Yorkshire. This medieval, timber framed Shibden Hall was a family home for over 600 years; Shibden Park, a public park since 1926, is a green oasis of beautifully restored grounds less than a mile from Halifax. Today the house is an accumulation of objects of many dates, providing evidence of how people lived throughout Shibden’s time as a family home. Set in 90 acres of rolling parkland with a range of attractions including woodland, walks, an orienteering course, children’s rides, miniature railway, pitch and putt and a boating lake, Shibden is the perfect venue for a family day out.
Shibden Hall, is a Grade II* listed timber framed hall and the families that have lived there can be traced back to 1420. The medieval, timber framed hall was a family home for over 600 years. A public park since 1926, Shibden Estate is a green oasis, less than a mile from Halifax in West Yorkshire. The new Shibden Mereside cafe and visitor facilities are part of the recently completed restoration project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Explore Shibden's beautifully restored grounds, commissioned by Anne Lister and influenced by the picturesque landscape movement of the early 19th century. The "Paisley Shawl" inspired Victorian bedding designs of Joshua Major, laid out on the front lawn at the hall, are a feast of colour as the spring and summer bedding erupts. Experience the tranquillity of the Wilderness Garden, the cascade and pools, and explore the restored and re-opened tunnels within the terrace walls and leading through to Cunnery Wood, the site of the old kitchen garden. Visit the fruit garden with its collection of heritage fruit trees, recently planted to reflect the varieties that were grown at Shibden over 200 years ago. The Mere, designed to resemble a large river flowing through the Shibden valley, is now is home to rowing boats, an island and a population of birds that make their home at Shibden.
At Shibden Hall there is so much to see and do. Over 600 years of architecture and craftsmanship is represented in Shibden Hall itself. The Folk Museum provides a glimpse of ordinary people's lives, including tools and objects familiar to the people of West Yorkshire before the First World War. The miniature railway runs along the valley of the park, passing a picnic area, woodland and boating lake. Come and try out our challenging nine hole course, fun for all the family with aptly names holes such as “Up t'Hill” and “Triple Tree Trouble”! Clubs and balls are available for hire. Rowing boats and children's paddle boats can be hired from the boathouse at the far end of the lake. Find the great outdoors at Shibden. We have craft fairs, entertainment, music, storytelling, walks and craft activities taking place throughout the year. Guided walks are planned for varying abilities.
March to November Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm Sunday 12 noon to 5.00pm
December to February Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm Sunday 12 noon to 4.00pm