Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Holidays in Hewenden - Whatever the weather!

Although we have everything crossed for a blazing barbecue summer, even the most optimistic amongst us have to admit that the recent weather patterns suggest that something a little more unsettled might be in store.  The unusually wet spring does not, however, seem to have dampened the spirits of guests who have stayed in the valley over the last few weeks, many of whom have commented on the amazing amount to do and see in the local area. Yorkshire has a rich cultural heritage, a fact reflected in the plethora of museums, art galleries, historic buildings and old market towns. The diversity of attractions provide for all weather eventualities with so many wonderful places of interest giving welcome shelter on those inclement days.  I thought it might be useful for those considering a visit to the valley to offer a few wet weather suggestions, but a chance conversation I had with a guest who arrived amid the pouring rain yesterday, also reminded me of another way in which Hewenden is ideally placed to offer the perfect all weather holiday.  Surrounded by ancient woodlands, mill ponds and glorious gardens, our warm and cosy cottages, houses and apartments are a perfect retreat for those seeking the ultimate escape - surely the gentle pattering of summer rain on the arched mill windows only adds to the atmosphere in which a good book and a glass of wine can be truly savoured.  Maybe rain is simply a heaven sent excuse to stay in, put your feet up and indulge in some serious R & R.  Enjoy your time in Hewenden - whatever the weather!

Salts Mill, Saltaire             Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway, Haworth

The Bronte Museum            Skipton Castle      Eureka Children's Museum, Halifax

National Media Museum and Imax, Bradford    Cliffe Castle, Keighley

East Riddlesden Hall (National Trust)       The Climbing Barn, Bingley

The Royal Armouries, Leeds      The Turkish Baths, Harrogate

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