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Shibden Hall

  • 4.7

  • from 1476 Google reviews

A castle on top of a grass covered field
A castle on top of a grass covered field

Shibden Hall (6468269211) by Tim Green. CC BY 2.0

About the garden

Shibden Hall is the focus of the BBC drama series written by Sally Wainwright, 'Gentleman Jack' exploring the life of Anne Lister (1791 - 1840) and those who lived in the Hall and Estate. The series, entitled 'Gentleman Jack' aired on the BBC from the 19th May and also on HBO in 2019.

Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here, including the noted diarist Anne Lister (1791 - 1840).

Shibden Hall’s architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history. The adjacent 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers.

The Hall is surrounded by the beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park. There are a range of features and attractions, including a cafe and visitor facilities, miniature railway, boating lake, walking trails, play area, orienteering course and woodland in which to roam.

Opening times

Shibden Hall is open seven days a week until the 24th December 2019, except for the 7 - 15 November. Monday - Friday : 10am - 5pm Saturday - Sunday : 11am - 5pm PLEASE NOTE: Shibden Hall will be closed from the 7th to the 15th November 2019 for essential building works. In 2020, Shibden Hall will re-open from Monday the 2nd March. We currently expect the Hall to be closed for filming for a number of weeks during June/July and September/November 2020. If planning ahead then aim for March to May or August when we expect to be open. Watch website and social media for further details nearer the time.

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Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



West Yorkshire, HX3 6XG

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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 1476 Google reviews

Andrea Susan Campbell

7 months ago


What beautiful grounds and parkland with an amazing house overseeing it. The house is a working house with some interesting features. Anne Lister's alterations are interesting as is her history leading to some tiny spaces and steep steps. The house's history is told throughout with information points. The coach house and stables are filled with agricultural history and carriages. Cafe by the ornamental lake is popular and efficient. The stonewall garden near the house is really interesting as well

sharon noyes

3 months ago


Fantastic place to visit. 50p per hour to park and £ 8.00 to go in the house. They advise booking tickets on line to visit the house due to the increased interest with the tv series Gentleman Jack. You can however phone the hall and ask if they have space for you to turn up on the day and pay. They allow a rolling 30 visitors every half hour to the house. Beautiful grounds to walk in, there are toilets and a cafe.

Brett Scouse

10 months ago


Absolutely stunning building, you could almost feel the walls talking to you. Lovely market there the grounds were beautiful although was ruined I felt by a certain family drinking cans of cider and being loud and obnoxious to people visiting the home. But otherwise a lovely day there .would highly recommend.

Martin Plant

7 months ago


Like many others I suspect, we visited on the back of viewing 'Gentleman Jack'. It's a fascinating and lovingly cared for building and we took our time in the rooms reading up on the history of the hall. Lovely grounds to walk in addition to the hall.

Jan Rhodes

5 months ago


A wonderful place, very homely stuffed full of antique furniture, paintings and a few costumes. Knowledgeable room stewards who'll give you the history of the house and Ann Listers story. There's a cafe selling drinks and snacks and a room showing a video of how they translated Ann's diary's etc. Very informative. There's also lots of outbuildings consisting of an apocathy, cooper, basket maker, etc., and a large stables housing carriages. We'll worth a visit. I didn't even get to see the gardens and grounds, there's a small train that for £2.50 will give you a tour of the grounds, next time. Entrance fee is £8 per adult. Nice and quiet during the week. Opens at 10am.

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