Lister’s Road, Halifax,
West Yorkshire
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Shibden Hall, set in 37 hectares of the Shibden valley, is a six hundred year old medieval timber-framed manor house. This Grade II* Listed 15th century house is one of England’s oldest and was built in 1420, five years after the Battle of Agincourt. The hall offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the wealthy families who owned it.

The Otes family were to first to live at Shibden, followed by the Savile family at the start of the 16th century, and then by the Waterhouses, who extended the property and improved it. Shibden was sold in 1612 and transferred into Lister family ownership in 1619.

Situated just a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall’s architecture is a mixture of styles, and every room is packed with history.

Furnished and decorated to give an accurate taste of life at different periods of the house's history, the fascinating furniture on display includes a magnificent oak table built in the house body where it has stood ever since. The splendid stone mullioned 20 light window records the armorial symbols of the Otes, Savile and Waterhouse families.

A public park since 1926, Shibden Estate is a green oasis, less than a mile from Halifax. Shibden’s beautiful grounds were 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 tranquility of the Wilderness Garden, the cascade and pools and explore the restored and reopened 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.

You can also enjoy playing pitch and putt, take a ride on the miniature railway, follow an orienteering course or the Shibden Estate Trail, see the dry stone walling displays and visit the fantastic cafe at Shibden Mereside for tasty hot and cold meals, snacks and a great cup of coffee!

Admission to the Hall:
Adults: £4.50
Children: 5-16 years / Senior Citizens / £3.50
Family: (2 adults, 2 children) £12.50
Group of 10 or more £3.50 per person
Evening visits (minimum number 20): £9 per person

Shibden Hall:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm (last admission 4.15)
Friday: Closed
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-5pm (last admission 4.15)

Monday-Tuesday: 10am-4pm (last admission 3.15)
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-4pm (last admission 3.15)
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-4pm (last admission 3.15)

Shibden Estate: Open all year round from 8am until dusk.

Shibden Hall:
Restricted wheelchair access (historic house)
Audio guide for visually impaired visitors

Shibden Estate:
All facilities are accessible but some of the terrain is steep or uneven and is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Please contact prior to visit if you have special needs; staff will be glad to help. An electric wheelchair is available to hire from the hall. Please book in advance.