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in the county of West Yorkshire

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About Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby Bridge is a small picturesque town lying 3 miles west of Halifax. It is surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the South Pennines, with the town's gentle scenery being enhanced by the River Calder and the River Ryburn on which the town stands. Part of its scenic attraction is the spectacle of boats parading the waters and the lovely bird life inhabiting the river banks and peaceful water-meadows.

The town is an important for the Rochdale and trans Pennine Canal, for here it meets with the Calder and Hebble Navigation in the heart of the town at picturesque Sowerby Bridge Wharf. At this wharf visitors can see what is the deepest inland lock in Britain - this is number 3 lock, it is next to the Tual tunnel and plunges to an amazing depth of 30 feet!

This is a warmly welcoming town with art galleries, antique and craft shops, and those shops that provide for every day needs. In the cheerful streets there are pleasant pubs and inns. There are also evocative memories of when the town was in the midst of a great textile area.

In this beautiful old town visitors can witness buildings from all major periods, many of them (as with most places) are being converted to provide comfortable domestic accommodation. However, there still remains much to see and enjoy in this pleasant place which historically started off as a small settlement in medieval times. It flourished as various industries arrived throughout the ages, but industries have declined and now Sowerby Bridge acts as a tourist destination largely dependant upon its blessings of wonderful scenery and river waters.

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The Rushcart Inn in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, England3 stars

The Rushcart Inn

Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, England (1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction W)
Located in Sowerby Bridge, 32 km from Manchester, The Rushcart Inn features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen ...
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The Coach House

Greetland, West Yorkshire, England (1.9 miles, 3.0 km, direction SE)
Located 33 km from Manchester, The Coach House offers pet-friendly accommodation in Greetland. The unit is 25 km from Leeds. The kitchen comes with an oven. There is a private bathroom with a bath or...
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Halifax, West Yorkshire, England (2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction E)
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Sowerby Bridge Station(0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
Halifax Station(2.5 miles, 4.1 km, direction NE)
M62 Junction 23(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction SE)
M62 Junction 24(4.4 miles, 7.0 km, direction SE)
Leeds Bradford International Airport(14.9 miles, 24.0 km, direction NE)
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Sowerby Bridge to London(169.6 miles, 272.8 km, direction SE)