Inspiration Wednesday – Hebden Bridge

hebden bridgeThis week’s #InspirationWednesday is Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. The beautiful countryside town not only offers an abundance of heritage and history, it also emits a relaxed and quirky culture, making it a stress-free and community-loving area in which to live.

A former textile mill town, today it’s full of quaint buildings that house outlet stores, cafés, cinemas and even residential property. Boasting the highest proportion of independent shops per capita in the country, Hebden Bridge is the place to be if you like local produce and shopkeepers with local knowledge who love a chat as you shop!

If you have a young family, this is a great area to bring them up – with all sorts of events on in the local area, from pottery making, to brass rubbing, to woodland trails. For the adults, this is a great area to explore on foot on bike – or even by canal boat! You can jump on a train direct to Manchester one way and Leeds the other, and be in either in under an hour – perfect if you want to live out of the city but need to commute.

Facts about Hebden Bridge

  • The town used to be known as ‘Trouser Town’ as it was a centre for garment-making, especially working mens’ trousers.
  • After The Co-operative started in Rochdale, Hebden Bridge was one of the first towns to get on board – and look at The Co-op now!
  • The weekly market here won a national award for the ‘Best Small Outdoor Market in the UK’.
  • Sylvia Plath is buried just up from Hebden Bridge in Heptonstall.
  • Former residents include internationally recognised photographer Martin Parr and singer Ed Sheeran.

Properties in Hebden Bridge:

This two bedroom apartment is in a great spot within Hebden Bridge, with a balcony overlooking the canal and mountain views from the shared terrace. Sat in a great central location, close to schools, local amenities and transport links too, the home offers the best of both worlds.

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This four bedroom end of terrace offers stunning views over the area. With high ceilings, large windows and plenty of space, this home has plenty of light and is perfect for a large family.

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This four bedroom home offers a large garden, it’s set back into the scenery of the area and offers an eclectic mix of old and new furnishings. Check out the cave-like kitchen and attic bedroom!

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