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Campervan Hire Halifax, Yorkshire: A few suggestions of places to visit within 50 miles of Overland Campers pick up location.
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Campervan Hire Halifax, Yorkshire: Local and Surrounding Area

We are located just five miles from both Halifax and Huddersfield.  Halifax is home to the recently refurbished Grade I listed Piece Hall, the last remaining cloth hall in Britain.  The Piece Hall has a range of shops, bars and cafes, and hosts events throughout the year.  Close by is the market town of Hebden Bridge, surrounded by beautiful countryside and renowned for its creative culture and wide range of independent shops, restaurants and bars.   Haworth, also home to many independent businesses and the birthplace of the famous Bronte sisters, is just 16 miles away on the edge of the Pennine moors.

The cities of Leeds, Manchester, York and Sheffield are within an hour’s drive.  Slightly further afield are the Yorkshire Coast and the North Yorkshire Moors, all of which are within easy driving distance and have stunning scenery and a wealth of attractions.

Calderdale and Kirklees Film Locations

Several towns and villages in Halifax have been heavily featured in recent years in the Sally Wainwright shows Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax. Shibden Hall & Park is the main focus of Gentleman Jack which tells the extraordinary story of Anne Lister. Various locations in Sowerby Bridge (including the police station and railway station) are the backdrop to Happy Valley and many of the scenes filmed for Last Tango in Halifax are in the towns and villages of the Calder Valley. 

Channel 4’s series Ackley Bridge is also based in Halifax, with the town centre and Halifax Borough Market regularly popping up.  Marsden Moor (just a few miles from us) is the home of the “Local Shop” in League of Gentlemen and Holmfirth is famous for Last of the Summer Wine.  The filming locations below are just a short drive away:

Ackley Bridge
Halifax Town Centre
St Catherine’s Catholic High School, Holmfield
Halifax Borough Market
King Cross, Halifax

DCI Banks
Cromwell Bottom, Elland
Ogden Water, Halifax

Gentleman Jack
Shibden Hall & Park
Fleece Inn, Elland
Green Lane & Paddock Lane, Northowram
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
The Lord Nelson Inn, Luddenden Foot
Ripponden Village (scenes set in Scotland)
Wainhouse Tower, Halifax (opening sequence)

Happy Valley
Sowerby Bridge Village.
Hebden Bridge town centre and by the Rochdale Canal
Hepstonstall Cemetery

Last of the Summer Wine
Brighouse Canal Basin
Cromwell Bottom, Elland

Last Tango in Halifax
Towns and villages of the Calder Valley
Holdsworth House, Halifax (wedding of Alan & Celia)
The Moorings, Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge
Blackley Baptist Church

League of Gentlemen
Marsden Moor

(Photo Credit:  Lookout Point)

Gentleman Jack


There are hundreds of campsites in Yorkshire & the Peak District.  Below are ones that we have tried and would recommend.

Catgill Campsite
Gordale Scar
How Stean Gorge
Kettlewell Camping
Riverside Campsite
Rowter Farm
Stud Fold Farm
Whitegate Leisure

If you find a gem of a campsite that is not on here please let us know – we’d love to check it out.


Bearded Theory Festival
Cricket Internationals at Headingley
Deershed Festival
Grassington Festival
Great British Food Festival
Great Yorkshire Show
Haworth 1940s weekend
Haworth Steam Punk Weekend
Leeds Christmas Market
Leeds Festival
Todmorden Literary Festival
Tour de Yorkshire
Tramlines Festival
Under The Stars Festival
Y Not Festival
York Races