Calderdale is series of steep-sided, heavily wooded valleys nestling beneath the moors that Wuthering Heights was set on. One of the richest parts of the country during the industrial revolution, it sent a great tide of mills and infrastructure right the way up onto the moors in the 1800’s, which later receded leaving better travel links and a few grand buildings in its wake.
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Rail is the best way to get to Hebden Bridge, via Leeds or Manchester. If driving from the South, the M62 toward Manchester then up through Littleborough and Todmorden is generally the best approach, because the A646 East of Hebden Bridge gets quite congested during rush hours. If flying, Manchester Airport then rail is the best route.
In terms of accommodation, Hebden Bridge is picturesque and very hilly. If you can’t find a place in Hebden Bridge itself, we recommend nearby towns and travel by rail: Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, and Todmorden are all a very short distance away, have good rail services, and are a cheap cab ride if you end up in the pub a bit late.