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Pennine Yorkshire As Seen on Screen

Pennine Yorkshire As Seen on Screen

You’ve probably already seen some parts of Pennine Yorkshire, as the settings for these successful films and TV programmes.

HolmfirthLast of the Summer Wine, the world’s longest running TV comedy is filmed in the picturesque town of Holmfirth. Visit the exhibition inside Compo’s House, where there’s a collection of photographs and memorabilia and a tea room next door, or opt for a guided 10 mile tour of the area with Last of the Summer Wine tours.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway near Haworth was used as the setting for the film adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s Railway Children. The Railway has appeared in other TV and film productions including Yanks, Sherlock Holmes, Last of the Summer Wine, Treasure Hunt, Sons and Lovers, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Poirot, Born and Bred, The Royal, Where The Heart Is, A Touch Of Frost, Songs Of Praise and Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

Slaithwaite and Marsden together became the fictional village of “Skelthwaite” in  Where the Heart Is, a popular heart-warming drama series about the lives and loves of a small Yorkshire community.

The infamous “local shop” which featured in the comedy series League of Gentlemen was constructed as an artificial set on the hills above Marsden.

Great Things To Do In Pennine Yorkshire

Great Things To Do In Pennine Yorkshire

Heptonstall Follow the Heptonstall Trail (booklet available at shops, pubs & cafes in Heptonstall) to explore the Octagonal Methodist Church and Parish Church ruins. Don’t miss the Heptonstall Museum in the Old Grammar School building, telling the story of the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners and Heptonstall’s part in the English Civil War. Nearby ‘Weaver’s Square’… Continue Reading

Country House To Rent

Walshaw Lodge is a West Yorkshire country retreat that is situated in an unforgettably picturesque environment, with views of the Pennines, while being a comfortable house with stylish interiors. The nearby wooded valley is home to a number of wildlife, including red deer, as well as having river walks and waterfalls that nature lovers will… Continue Reading

Luxury Christmas Experience

Walshaw Lodge is still available to rent over Christmas and New Year this year, 2010. There are only two packages available which are being offered on a first come first served basis. To make a booking either use the enquiry form below or email us info@walshawlodge.com and we will call you back promptly. Christmas 2010… Continue Reading

Wireless Broadband Arrives

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of the 21st Century to Walshaw Lodge in the form of wireless broadband internet. We now offer complimentary wireless broadband access to all of our guests staying at Walshaw Lodge. This represents a great technological leap forward (round here anyway) and is indicative of our drive to… Continue Reading