Visit Happy Valley Hebden Bridge town centre filming locations as you enjoy your time in this beautiful Calderdale town. Hebden Bridge voted UK’s Best Small Market Town the Fourth Funkiest Town in the World with its range of independent artisan shops, boutiques, bookstores, antique shops, craft stores, pubs, restaurants, event venues including The Trades Club and of course the Hebden Bridge creative spirit.
Use our Plan Places to Visit scene descriptions, photos, and Happy Valley Hebden Bridge Town Centre Filming Locations Map to add to your day’s enjoyment. We also provide you with useful links to other Happy Valley filming locations throughout Calderdale and Halifax. Enjoy!
Happy Valley Hebden Bridge Railway Station
If you’re arriving or departing Hebden Bridge by train take in the Olde Worlde atmosphere of Hebden Bridge Railway Station, it’s an 8-minute traffic-free walk via the delightful park and the canal bridge.
In Series 3 Episode 4 of Happy Valley, Hebden Bridge Railway Station is featured when young Ryan Cawood decides to miss school to see his dad’s trial. At the court, it is where Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton) makes his dramatic escape.
Ryan Cawood goes to Hebden Bridge Railway Station to catch the train to Leeds. Richard Cawood (Derek Riddell), Ryan’s
grandad is also waiting for the same reason but Ryan notices his grandad before he is spotted and is then able to evade Richard for most of the dramatic day.
St George’s Bridge & River Hebden in Happy Valley Hebden Bridge
Highlighting the struggles and frustrations of a guardian, this scene in Series 1 Episode 5 features young Ryan Cawood (Rhys Connah) admitting to his grandmother, Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire), that he has torn up another child’s artwork.
The old packhorse Bridge, St George’s Bridge in the delightful pedestrianised centre of Hebden Bridge dates from 1510 – before the Industrial Revolution travel was only possible in the area via the ancient packhorse route which ran along the hilltop, dropping into the valleys only wherever necessary on the way from Halifax to Heptonstall and on into Lancashire.
The hilltop packhorse route dropped down into the valley and crossed the River Hebden at the place where the bridge still stands. (This is where Hebden Bridge gets its name). St George’s Bridge in Hebden Bridge is only 7 feet 6 inches wide, and fully-laden packhorses needed the full width for their passage so small triangular alcoves were provided at the side walls in which people could stand whilst the packhorses passed.
Neil Ackroyd’s Oasis Nisa Happy Valley Shop in Hebden Bridge
In Series 1 Episode 6 and Series 3 this is the shop where Neil Ackroyd (Con O’Neill) works. In Series 3 Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) confronts Neil here in the shop, informing Neil in no uncertain terms of how she feels about his involvement in facilitating Ryan’s visits to see his father in prison.
The shop has many Happy Valley fans turn up just to have a look around and take photographs both inside and outside the store and a lot of people feel connected with the store after watching the series. The Happy Valley shop’s real-life manager Martin Turner of over 15 years says some fans pop in to jokingly ask for Neil!
HBO/BBC – Hebden Bridge Happy Valley Shop with Neil Ackroyd (Con O’Neill)
The White Lion Happy Valley Hebden Bridge
In Series 1 Episode 5 The White Lion Pub in Hebden Bridge is used as a meeting place for Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) and her ex-husband Richard Cawood (Derek Riddell) where they discuss the difficulties Catherine is having raising their grandchild Ryan Cawood (Rhys Connah). Catherine Cawood expresses her concerns that grandson Ryan will turn out like his murderous father, Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton).
The White Lion, dating from the 1600s is reputedly the oldest building in Hebden Bridge, but is not a fictional name – you can visit the actual pub that appeared in the show and it also serves meals and has rooms.Tel:01422842197
Catherine Cawood’s House in Happy Valley Hebden Bridge
This house is a regular feature throughout the 3 series as a location for many scenes. Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) and her sister, Clare Cartwright (Siobhan Finneran) have many frank family chats around the kitchen table and outside in the back lane.
In the final scenes with Tommy Lee Royce and Catherine, Tommy sets himself on fire. Catherine heroically tries to save Tommy Lee Royce and he is dramatically taken to the hospital. Brilliant writing by local Sally Wainright!
Clare and Neil’s Flat in Happy Valley Hebden Bridge
The place where Clare Cartwright and Neil Ackroyd live (Siobhan Finneran and Con O’Neill) is near the junction of Hanging Royd Road, Melbourne Street and Brunswick Street.
Happy Valley Hebden Bridge Town Centre Filming Locations Map
Other Calderdale Happy Valley, Halifax and Locations to Explore
Finally, you should also plan to explore the surrounding area. There are a number of attractions in the Halifax area so you should take the time to explore them. Our current suggestions are:
Explore Breathtaking Happy Valley Filming Locations with Sally Wainwright!
Shibden Hall – the Home of Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack)
The Piece Hall Halifax – The only remaining Georgian Cloth Hall in the World
Halifax Pubs – BBC Radio 6 Music calls Halifax the Shoreditch of the North
Weekend in Halifax – ideas of what to do and where to go
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