Shibden Estate is one of West Yorkshire’s most important heritage sites and a jewel in the crown of Calderdale’s cultural resources.
Explore Shibden’s beautifully restored grounds, commissioned by Anne Lister and influenced by the picturesque landscape movement of the early 19th century. The “Paisley Shawl” inspired Victorian bedding designs of Joshua Major, laid out on the front lawn at the hall, are a feast of colour as the spring and summer bedding erupts.
Experience the tranquillity of the Wilderness Garden, the cascade and pools, and explore the restored and re-opened tunnels within the terrace walls and leading through to Cunnery Wood, the site of the old kitchen garden.
Visit the fruit garden with its collection of heritage fruit trees, recently planted to reflect the varieties that were grown at Shibden over 200 years ago.
The Mere, designed to resemble a large river flowing through the Shibden valley, is now home to rowing boats, an island and a population of birds that make their home at Shibden.
November to February, 8 am to 5 pm
March, 8 am to 6 pm
April, 8 am to 7 pm
May to August, 8 am to 9 pm
September, 8 am to 7 pm
October, 8 am to 6 pm.