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Getting Here

Public Transport

The Birchcliffe Centre is a 10-minute walk from Hebden Bridge Train Station, but please be advised that this involves a steep hill.

The 595 bus leaves from Hebden Bridge Train Station every 30 minutes, and stops directly outside the Birchcliffe Centre.


We have an on-site car park which can accommodate up to 30 cars. The lower car park has a designated accessible parking space, with wheelchair access to our main hall.

If driving up the hill from town, drive past the Birchcliffe Centre on your left, and the neighbouring pair of houses, and you will see a right turn which takes you past the houses into the car park.

Book a visit to the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

To visit the archive and do your own local history research, you can book a visit via the Hebden Bridge Local History Society website. Expert volunteers will guide you through the process with their extensive knowledge of the archive.

Book your visit here

Our Heritage

An introduction to the unique history, culture, and landscape of the South Pennines.

Our Heritage

Explore Hebden Bridge

As well as fascinating history and stunning landscapes, Hebden Bridge today is known for its collection of quirky independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. If you’re visiting Pennine Heritage for an event or exhibition, why not plan a whole day out in Hebden Bridge? The Hebden Royd Business Forum produces a useful guide to the businesses of Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd to help you plan your visit.


Pennine Horizons e-Trails are different from traditional walking guides – they give you the opportunity to download images and spoken descriptions of some of the highlights of the walk as well as having an accompanying printed guide. The e-Trails cover areas around the South Pennines, but include several walks around Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.

The e-Trails Mobile Apps contain a map, walk directions, audio commentaries and historical photographs which can be downloaded to a phone or tablet. They include stories of local events and people as well as information about the awe-inspiring ecology and outstanding industrial and political heritage of the area.

Prefer to use a paper map? The booklet versions of our e-Trails can be purchased from Reception at the Birchcliffe Centre.

Disability Access

The Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum have produced an access map of Hebden Bridge which indicates areas with step-free access, blue badge parking, accessible toilets, and accessible bus stops. They have also produced an access guide to local businesses indicating the accessibility features in place.