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, including the noted diarist Anne Lister (1791 - 1840). 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 Hall' TV Series

Shibden Hall will be the focus of a new BBC drama series written by Sally Wainwright, exploring the life of Anne Lister (1791 - 1840) and those who lived in the Hall and Estate. The series, entitled 'Shibden Hall' will be filmed early 2018 and will be aired on BBC and HBO. Shibden Hall has previously featured in the BBC drama To Walk Invisible, written and directed by Sally Wainwright, which aired in December 2016.

Watch these two short films to find out more about both Shibden Hall and Estate, and Anne Lister.

This short film on Anne Lister is part of a longer interview with Helena Whitbread, which can be seen in 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.