4 Historic Attractions That You Should Visit While Staying at the Pennine Manor

Whether you have an interest in classic literature or industrial heritage, a stay at the Pennine Manor opens up a host of opportunities. We highly recommend including visits to the historical attractions highlighted here as part of your West Yorkshire holiday itinerary.

Shibden Hall

Widely known as the setting for BBC TV series, Gentleman Jack, the grade II listed Shibden Hall has a fascinating and varied history. Originally constructed in 1420, it was the home of celebrated diarist Anne Lister through the latter 18th and early 19th centuries. You can learn all about the lives of such residents during tours of the adjoining West Yorkshire Folk Museum and workshops on activities including brewing and basket weaving.

Piece Hall

Regarded as Yorkshire’s most important secular building, the grade I listed Piece Hall also dates back to the late 18th century; from when it functioned as a place of sales for hand woven cloth pieces. Large scale renovation later allowed for the opening of the hall as a tourist attraction, with a wide variety of entertainments continuing to this day. You can take a guided heritage tour before exploring the independent shops and dining in fine style at your preferred Piece Hall restaurant.

Colne Valley Museum

Promising a treasure trove of surprises, Huddersfield’s grade II listed Colne Valley Museum gives an insight into the lives of the weavers who plied their trade in the 1850s. Sitting on the steep Huddersfield hillside, this museum features a clog maker’s workshop, handloom chamber, spinning room and cropping room. Children will undoubtedly enjoy the historical re-enactments and tours of the 19th century toy collection.


Taking inspiration from the North-American model of children’s museums, Eureka is a must-visit for families with kids aged from 0-11. Unlike other museums, Eureka offers a completely hands-on experience, with a great variety of interactive exhibits sure to inspire enquiring minds. Arrange a family visit for opportunity to learn about the human body, play on one of the largest outdoor sandpits in the North of England, and take in sensory experiences along the Wonder Walk trail.

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With easy access to such fascinating historical attractions, it’s well worth booking a stay at the Pennine Manor. Go ahead and click on the Book Now button to secure the very best rate on a stay at our cosy retreat.


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