Todmorden is a small market town in Calderdale in West Yorkshire in an attractive setting nestled by hills. For keen walkers, it’s convenient for joining well-known walks, such as the Calderdale Way and the Pennine Way making this town an excellent choice for a self-catering walking holiday.
Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Todmorden
Todmorden has an interesting history and architecture, bound up with the Industrial Revolution. Whilst enjoying a cottage stay in this town why not follow the Town Trail, a self-guided walk around the centre to see some of its best buildings. Of particular interest is the attractive design of the Town Hall. The town has a number of independent shops plus a popular market.
For entertainment, the Edwardian built Hippodrome Theatre presents shows, drama, concerts and films. If you like classical music, the town has its very own orchestra and you may be able to catch Todmorden Orchestra in concert. The kids will love the Todmorden Toy & Model Museum, an exhibition of more than 5,000 toys and models.
To enjoy a range of activities during a cottage holiday in Todmoren, head for Centre Vale Park. Just outside the town centre, Centre Vale Park has lots of amenities for a family day out. Woodland walks and a sculpture trail are pleasant on a nice day and the kids are entertained with a play area and a skateboard park. You can also play pitch & putt, tennis, table tennis and crazy golf. This park also hosts the annual Todmorden Agricultural Show, a traditional day out featuring farm animals and vintage farm equipment, rural skills, live music and stalls.
A famous local landmark overlooks Todmorden in the shape of Stoodley Pike Monument. Constructed to celebrate the end of the Napoleonic Wars (the current monument replaced the original one), its height is 100 feet. It’s a popular local walk up to the monument and recommended for the views across the moors.
For those who want to do some golfing whilst on a cottage break, Todmorden Golf Club is very open to visitors and often has special offers. The 9-hole course affords terrific views of the town and the Pennines and golfers find it an enjoyable challenge. Non-players will also appreciate the high standard of the eating and drinking facilities.
If you like having your head in the stars, why not pay The Astronomy Centre a visit for a very special night out. Located above Todmorden, the stargazing public are allowed access every Saturday from 7.30 pm onwards.
Todmorden has developed from a thriving mill town to a town for leisure as well as work and holidaymakers now reap the benefits! Whether you rent a log cabin in the countryside near Todmorden or a family cottage in the town itself, we trust that you will enjoy all that a self-catering holiday in this part of Yorkshire has to offer.
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