Exploring

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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.

There really is so much to do here in West Yorkshire, but if you are spoilt for choice we are always happy to help with an itinerary for you. Many of the destinations in the links below may give you some ideas and take you into North Yorkshire and the Peak District and the approximate travel time by car.

PICTUREDROME (HOLMFIRTH) - (5 mins) - Fantastic night out. Highly recommended. A traditional cinema now a successful music venue with acts such as Newton Falkner, The Proclaimers, The Charlatans, Ruby Turner and Imelda May. Check online for the latest events at www.picturedrome.net

CANON HALL – (30 mins) Cannon Hall is a fine example of a grand stately home that was developed to its grand proportions through the riches gained by a family in the 18th Century.

SALTAIRE – (1 hour) Saltaire is a Victorian model village located in Shipley, part of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire.

YORK – (1 hour 30 mins) Nowhere in northern England says 'medieval' quite like York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth that has lost little of its pre-industrial lustre. A magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls enclose a medieval spider's web of narrow streets.

HEBDEN BRIDGE – (1 hour) Wander the creative, bohemian streets of Hebden Bridge, and you can feel the influence of the writers and artists who flocked to the village around the 70s and 80s. From artisan shops and inspiring galleries to organic pavement cafés and charming picture houses, the village is justifiably proud of its artistic identity.

CASTLE HOWARD – (1 hour 30 mins) Castle Howard is one of Britain's finest stately homes and gardens near York. Grand interiors, gardens and an adventure playground make for a great family day out.

HARROGATE – (1 hour 30 mins) Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters and RHS Harlow Carr gardens.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE – (1 hour 15 mins) Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent.

CYCLE TRAILS – (local and further afield) West Yorkshire is a great place to learn how to cycle and offers out of the way routes ranging from forest trails, to disused railways and canal towpaths.

PENNINE WAY – (10 mins) From above Holmfirth you can walk open moorland which joins part of the Pennine way.

HAWORTH – (1 hour 10 mins) Haworth in Yorkshire - where the Bronte’s lived and wrote their famous novels.

NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM – (20 mins) The museum at Wakefield in West Yorkshire gives the visitor the opportunity to go 450ft down one of the oldest working mines in England

YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK – (30 mins) The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an open-air gallery in West Bretton near Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

WALKING – (local and further afield) The scenery across Honley, the Holme Valley, and surrounding areas is spectacular all year round.

OTHER DESTINATIONS – Manchester Airport (1 hour) / London (3 hours by train) / Scotland (2 hours) / Liverpool (2 hours) /