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About Harden

Harden lies in the famous countryside area between Cullingworth and Bingley surrounded by rivers and meadows. It is a favoured commuter base for those working in nearby Bradford.

Visitors to the region find plenty to excite them, particularly the crystal clear waters of the Harden Beck foaming over massive moss covered boulders between banks covered in brightest of green ferns, this forms the picturesque Harden Waterfall. The countryside in these parts is stunning, it has vast wooded areas providing interesting walks for nature lovers and birders. It is a good touring region which is within easy reach of Ilkley and spectacular Rombalds Moor. Apart from this, there are a host of other attractive villages and market towns bordering the close-by Pennine Way.

A local tourist attraction is the delightful Keighley and Worth Valley Heritage Line, this takes visitors on a scenic rail journey from Keighley, Thwaites, and on towards the delightful market town of Haworth where a museum tells the story of the region and its people.

Amongst the interest in Harden is the Malt Shovel Inn, a gorgeous building of 16th-century origin offering unique Yorkshire hospitality, good food, ale and wine. There are many other attractive buildings in the village.

A few miles further north lies the wilderness of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an area dominated by drystone walls, solid Yorkshire farmhouses and cottages in isolated places. Here there are rich green valley's, overlooked by brooding fells.

Harden makes a pleasant place to stay for a romantic weekend, or as a base from which to explore the lovely landscape of the Yorkshire countryside.

Recommended towns & villages near Harden

Haworth Garden

Haworth (227 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of West Yorkshire

(3.4 miles, 5.4 km, direction W of Harden)

Haworth is famous the world over for its connections with the Bronte sisters, the famous novelists...

Salt's Mill, Saltaire. Refurbished mills today contain retail outlets and a David Hockney Gallery.

Saltaire (54 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of West Yorkshire

(3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction E of Harden)

This perfectly preserved village originated as an answer to Bradford's 'dark satanic mills', it was the brain-child of industrialist Sir Titus Salt, who in the early 19th-century.....

The Calf viewed from The Cow, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire

Ilkley (39 Pictures) in the county of West Yorkshire

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction N of Harden)


Town of Halifax

Halifax (83 Pictures) in the county of West Yorkshire

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction S of Harden)

Halifax is an industrial city close to the famous Pennines and the route of the Pennine Way in what is known as Yorkshire's "Bronte" country...

River Wharfe and Weir, Otley, West Yorkshire

Otley (47 Pictures) in the county of West Yorkshire

(8.5 miles, 13.6 km, direction NE of Harden)

Otley is a beautiful old town with attractive buildings in medieval courts and alleyways and a lovely parish church that dates back to Norman times...

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Front view of East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, West Yorkshire

East Riddlesden Hall (5 Pictures)

(2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction N)

For a glorious day out amongst spectacular countryside where you get an evocative glimpse into the past there are few properties.....

Cliffe Castle museum, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Cliffe Castle Museum (2 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction NW)

The approach to Cliffe Castle Museum, gives the visitor little hint of the amazing treat in store, for awaiting is a magnificent.....

Cow and Calf, Ilkley.

Cow and Calf Rocks (21 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction NE)


Bradford Cathedral, West Yorkshire

Bradford Cathedral (3 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction SE)


National Museum of Photography, Film and TV. Bradford.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (3 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.4 km, direction SE)


Gibson Mill in Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks.

Hardcastle Crags & Gibson Mill (6 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction SW)

Beautiful wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart, an exemplar of sustainable energy. This is the flagship.....

Eureka Science Museum  - Yorkshire - 1996

Eureka! Museum for Children (3 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.9 km, direction S)


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