Shibden Hall

Shibden Hall

Set in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here. Shibden Hall’s architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history.

The adjacent 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers. Shibden even has a recreated brewhouse and inn.

The Hall is surrounded by the beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park. There are a range of features and attractions, including a cafe and visitor facilities, miniature railway, boating lake, pitch & putt course as well as trails, play area, orienteering course and woodland in which to roam.

Shibden has recently featured in the BBC drama To Walk Invisible as the location of the Devonshire Arms and several interiors. 

This short film is part of a longer interview with Helena Whitbread about Anne Lister, which can be seen at Shibden Hall.


The car park on Lister's Road is located up the hill from Shibden with a short walk down to the entrance. Further parking is available off Godley Lane by the lake and Mereside Cafe. From here there is an up-hill walk to Shibden Hall. Disabled parking is available for Blue Badge holders next to the site, accessed from Lister's Road.


Separate male, female and accessible toilets. 


A selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks are available to purchase from the reception desk.


There are a selection of items and crafts for sale in our shop.