Beacon Hill Halifax: Historical Site with Spectacular Views in 2023

Observation Point at Beacon Hill Halifax England

‍Beacon Hill Halifax is a prominent landmark in the town of Halifax, West Yorkshire, that has witnessed numerous historical events and offers unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape of Calderdale and beyond. Overlooking the town from the east, Beacon Hill Halifax provides both locals and visitors with a fascinating glimpse into the past while providing … Read more

Selby Abbey – What You Need to Know (2023)

Selby Abbey

Selby Abbey History and Location Selby Abbey, with President George Washington connections, was founded in 1069 under William the Conqueror with Benedict of Auxerre of France and celebrated its 950th anniversary in 2019. Selby Abbey is Grade I listed. Address: Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby, England YO8 4PU Selby is a small Yorkshire town, 12 miles … Read more

Anne Lister Birthday Festival

Anne Lister Birthday Week Festival

Enjoy The Anne Lister Birthday Festival throughout Halifax and Calderdale from Monday 27 March until Monday 3 April 2023 featuring 70+ events ranging from walks, talks and lectures to painting workshops. Her incredible life and legacy continues to inspire and fascinate people around the world in 2023, on the 232nd anniversary of her birth. Anne … Read more

THE Shibden Hotel Halifax – Top Choice to Eat, Drink and Stay 2023

Our candid view on THE Shibden hotel, a pub and restaurant that’s great for a treat at any time of the year, come rain or shine: Shibden Mill Inn 2023 Where is Shibden? You may have heard of Shibden from the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack, the acclaimed series about the life of Anne Lister of … Read more

Things to do at Dean Clough Halifax

Dean Clough Halifax is a thriving destination to eat, drink, shop, stay and work. Entry is free. We show you what you can find at Dean Clough Mills Halifax, Yorkshire HX3 5AX. Visitors are welcome seven days a week and the public mills are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, and from 10am Sundays. Where is … Read more

Dry Stone Walls in Yorkshire – Exhibition at Shibden Park

How to build dry stone walls: a complete guide to Shibden Park’s exhibit and Anne Lister’s Monument representing all elements in the craft of dry stone walling shows the variety of skills of the master craftsperson, the styles and features of walling and the variety of indigenous stone found in Yorkshire. The permanent Dry Stone … Read more

Bankfield Museum’s Dazzling Heritage in Halifax

Captain Sir Tom Moore Portrait at Bankfield Museum Halifax

Bankfield Museum’s outstanding must-see exhibitions are set in a magnificently decorated Victorian mansion, 1 mile from Shibden Hall and Piece Hall. Bankfield Museum Address Bankfield Museum Address: Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HG Bankfield Museum has Free Entry and a Free Car Park Entrance to Halifax’s Bankfield Museum is free and only … Read more

A Great Day Out at Shibden Park

There’s much at Shibden Park in Halifax: a children’s adventure play area, cafe, boating lake, miniature railway, land train, children’s rides, ducks to feed, and huge gardens so all ages can explore or enjoy picnics. Of course, there’s also its history dating back to 1420 with Shibden Hall, Gentleman Jack – Anne Lister and Ann … Read more

The Anne Lister House – Best Inside Shibden Hall Guide

Anne Lister's Bedroom

The Anne Lister House, Shibden Hall, is open to visitors – see here the location, parking and interior which is still the family home Anne Lister would recognise. 300 years (1615–1926) the Shibden estate was owned by the Lister family, the most famous resident being ‘Gentleman Jack’ Anne Lister (1791–1840), who became sole owner of … Read more

Essential Guide to Anne Lister Gentleman Jack of Shibden Hall Halifax

Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) of Shibden Hall, Halifax

Anne Lister Gentleman Jack wrote a 5 million word diary; 16% is encrypted combining Greek alphabet, zodiac, mathematical and punctuation symbols, covering her daily life, travels and lesbian romances. Anne Lister – Born in Halifax At the time Anne Lister was conceived in 1790, her parents were living in Ireland. Her father Captain Jeremy Lister was serving … Read more