Hepworth 2017 Museum of Year

The Hepworth


Winner of Museum of the Year for 2017, The Hepworth showcases an outstanding collection of sculpture by Barbara Hepworth in a stunning modern building by leading architect David Chipperfield. One of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century, local artist Barbara Hepworth was inspired by the Yorkshire landscape where she grew up. The Hepworth celebrates her achievements and forms part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, along with the nearby Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Leeds Art Gallery. The museum also hosts a stimulating programme of exhibitions, mainly focusing on 20th century and contemporary art. 

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW

Tel. 01924 247360 



Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton, near Wakefield



Part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle – along with Leeds Art Gallery and The Hepworth in Wakefield – the award-winning Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a fantastic indoor-outdoor venue for exhibitions of modern sculpture. Major exhibitions are held in the museum’s striking hillside galleries and on the surrounding landscaped estate at Bretton Hall. The nearby chapel provides another stunning venue and large-scale works by Henry Moore sculptures are also displayed in the open countryside in the adjoining country park. Museum of the Year for 2014, YSP is an excellent place to visit for both adults and kids.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG

Tel. 01924 832631


Hebden Bridge Wins Great British High Street Award


Hip Hip Hooray for Hebden Bridge!





Fantastic news that Hebden Bridge has won the Great British High Street Competition in the Small Market Town category. We’d like to send our congratulations to all the shops, cafes, pubs, organisations and businesses in the town who have worked so incredibly hard this year to achieve this – and to the Hebden Bridge Business Forum for spearheading the campaign. What an amazing story and what a heroic achievement.

Well done – and a huge thank you from us and our guests here at Elmet Farmhouse. We really appreciate what you’ve done since the floods to rejuvenate Hebden Bridge. It’s looking absolutely great and has taken on a new lease of life. It’s a real pleasure to shop, drink and dine in this wonderful town and to sample its outstanding facilities. We can’t think of a nicer place to live and our guests think so too! 

Here are just a few recent comments about Hebden Bridge a from guests staying at Elmet Farmhouse this year…

‘Hebden Bridge is a terrific little town. All the people, including the local independent shopkeepers, were so helpful.’  

‘We have all had a wonderful time here. We have loved exploring the area and visiting Hebden Bridge.‘ 

A wonderful holiday in a perfect setting. Thank you. We will be back to this stunning part of the world.‘ 

‘We’ve had an amazing weekend with long walks through the valley, bluebell meadows, waterfalls and lush green forest to Hebden Bridge.’  

‘What an inspirational place to stay. We will never forget the sublime views across the valley. This has been the perfect spot to explore a remarkable part of England.’  

‘Our visit to Elmet Farmhouse has been lovely. We have found the local people so friendly and helpful.’  

‘Truly memorable in every sense – literary, painterly, historically, “the great-outdoorsy”, exploratory. New walks and friendliness from everyone we have come into contact with.’  


It’s no surprise that Hebden Bridge has also won the People’s Choice in the Great British High Street Awards – attracting an astonishing 40,000 votes – more than any other town in the history of the competition. Bravo!

Click here for more information about the Great British High Street Competition 

© Photos copyright Lesley Jackson 

2016 White Rose Awards

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PRESS RELEASE: Elmet Farmhouse Shortlisted for 2016 White Rose Awards

Elmet Farmhouse – a unique holiday cottage perched on the hill at Pecket Well, near Hebden Bridge – has been shortlisted for Welcome to Yorkshire’s prestigious 2016 White Rose Awards.

One of only 7 self-catering properties in Yorkshire to make it to the finals, Elmet Farmhouse – an 18th century farmhouse with bespoke interiors and spectacular views – beat strong opposition to make it onto the shortlist. Newly-restored, this handsome Grade II Listed yeoman clothier’s house, with its beautiful stone mullion windows and quirky décor, has been attracting glowing reviews since its launch as a luxury holiday cottage 18 months ago.

Design Historian Lesley Jackson, who oversaw the restoration, said: “I was bowled over to hear that Elmet Farmhouse has been shortlisted for the White Rose Awards. The farmhouse is furnished in a highly unusual way with a mixture of vintage furniture and fabrics, and wonderful lamps and wallpapers by Hebden’s very own Hannah Nunn (www.hannahnunn.co.uk). Having stayed in many holiday cottages, I can honestly say that Elmet Farmhouse is a place like no other, inside and out! The view is simply breathtaking – like Turner in 3D – and features on the cover of Ted Hughes’s Remains of Elmet.”

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Once again the entries for this year’s White Rose Awards have been exceptional across all categories, so a huge congratulations to those who have made the shortlist. As the largest celebration of tourism in the UK, the White Rose Awards are a fitting tribute to Yorkshire’s fantastically diverse businesses that work tirelessly to help to make the county number one.”

Two other Hebden Bridge organisations have also been shortlisted for the Awards: Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre. But Elmet Farmhouse is the only holiday cottage in Calderdale to make it to the finals in the self-catering section, a particularly hotly contested field given the wealth of competition in nearby Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales.

“The countryside around Hebden Bridge is truly spectacular and incredibly varied with its steep valleys, hilltop hay meadows and heather moors,’ said Lesley Jackson. ‘I’m a keen walker so I really enjoy introducing our guests to the wonderful scenery in this hidden corner of Yorkshire. Visitors love exploring Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall with their unusual buildings, rich industrial heritage and creative vibe – not to mention Hardcastle Crags. It’s a winning formula. Elmet Farmhouse taps into this – it’s an experience in itself.’


Elmet Farmhouse: www.elmetfarmhouse.co.uk

Twitter: @ElmetFarmhouse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elmetfarmhouseyorkshireholidaycottage/

For more information and images, please contact Lesley Jackson:

Email: enquiries@elmetfarmhouse.co.uk   Tel. 01422 842026 / Mob. 07910 075952

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‘Top Tourism Gongs up for Grabs’, Hebden Bridge Times, 7 July 2016


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‘Local Farmhouse Shortlisted for 2016 White Rose Awards’, Hebweb (www.hebdenbridge.co.uk), 30 June 2016 – To read article, click here