Calderdale's attractions

Our guide to Calderdale's unmissable places and events we think should have made the ultimate UK travel list

Only two of Calderdale's attractions made the top 500 visitor attractions and landmarks in the travel publication Lonely Planet’s first ever list of unmissable experiences and hidden gems.

Hebden Bridge and the Pennine Way have both made the list which includes 37 Yorkshire hotspots. However we think a lot more Calderdale beauty spots, attractions and events should have made the list. Do you agree with our suggestions?

The beach next to Gaddings Dam in Lumbutts village above Todmorden, which at 780ft above sea level is the highest in England, has seen a surge in interest from locals and tourists looking to soak up the sun.

5. The UK's highest beach

The beach next to Gaddings Dam in Lumbutts village above Todmorden, which at 780ft above sea level is the highest in England, has seen a surge in interest from locals and tourists looking to soak up the sun.
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The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival is one of only a few instances of this particular English tradition still being celebrated annually.

6. Rushbearing Festival

The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival is one of only a few instances of this particular English tradition still being celebrated annually.
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The 253 ft Wainhouse Tower in Halifax is regarded by many as one of Britain's finest follies. The Tower is open to the public on Bank Holidays.
The 253 ft Wainhouse Tower in Halifax is regarded by many as one of Britain's finest follies. The Tower is open to the public on Bank Holidays.
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The Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pike, a 1,300-foot hill.

8. Stoodley Pike

The Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pike, a 1,300-foot hill.
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