Exploring Honley

Honley - Church Street
Honley - View up Church Street
Hinchliffes Veg
Zebra Shop front compressed
Sweet Fairy logo

Located in the heart of the beautiful Holme Valley and on the banks of the River Holme, Honley is a village that sits just north of the Peak District in West Yorkshire and next to the town of Holmfirth.

With its awe-inspiring scenery across the Holme Valley, Honley is popular with walkers and wildlife enthusiasts as well as being central as a base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, both east and west coastlines and even day trips further afield.

Honley village, 5 minutes walk up the hill from Cliffe House has become the central hub for fine dining and wine and tapas bars within the Holme Valley and is home to a wide variety of eating places including modern British (recommended in the Good Food Guide), Italian, Indian and Chinese all highly rated on Tripadvisor and worth booking in advance (we can take care of bookings for you). Holmfirth, a 7 minute drive from Cliffe House is also one of the most popular and much loved destinations in Yorkshire with visitors flocking to the sleepy town all year around.


Honley is a small Yorkshire village with an eclectic and quirky mix of quality shops that are fun to browse and purchase unique gifts. Our guide below indicates some of our own personal favourites all within a short walk of Cliffe House.

ZEBRA GIFTS - Jewellery and gifts for all occasions - www.zebrajewellery.com

TAYLORS FOODSTORE - The "Arrods" of Honley! Fine foods, deli, wines and local produce. www.taylorsfood.co.uk

HINCHLIFFES FARM SHOP - Britain's oldest farm shop selling local produce and award winning meats. www.hinchliffes.com/farmshop

DIXON & FRANKS - Unique gift ideas. www.dixonandfranks.co.uk

PHOENIX SQUASH & FITNESS - One day passes available to our guests. Air conditioned gym - www.phoenixfitnessclub.co.uk

THE SWEET FAIRY - Traditional sweet shop selling old favourites. www.facebook.com/thesweetfairyhonley