We are located in Holmfirth, a picturesque Yorkshire town in the heart of the Pennines. The town’s stone-built cottages give the place an old English charm and add to its unique character. Historically, it was home to the cloth trade and in the early 20th century, many pioneering early movies were made here by local film makers Bamforth & Co.
These days, far from being a sleepy rural town, Holmfirth is home to many well-regarded attractions.
The town is probably most well-known as the location for long-running BBC sitcom, ‘Last of the Summer Wine, which ran from 1973-2010. As well as being able to see where this historic series was made, you can also visit the Last of the Summer Wine gift shop, which sells exclusive merchandise.
Something you may not expect to find in rural Yorkshire is a vineyard. The family-owned Holmfirth Vineyard has been up and running since 2007 and hosts tours, weddings, events and tasting sessions. Take the wait off and stop for a meal at its well-appointed restaurant or stay in its luxury self-catering accommodation, overlooking the Holme Valley and the Peak District national park. [http://sheveling.com/]
For a slice of culture, visit the Ashley Jackson Gallery. Yorkshire born and raised, Jackson has been inspired by the dynamic and intense landscape of the moors all his working life. A keen ambassador for the arts, he aims to encourage younger and future generations to take pleasure in both art and culture and the beauty of the natural world around them. He opened his first gallery in 1963 and has been showcasing the dark and brooding local landscape ever since. Called ‘the Turner of the 21st century’, Jackson paints landscapes in watercolours. [https://www.ashley-jackson.co.uk/]
And after a hard day of drinking in the local culture, art and fine dining, visit us for a relaxing spa to ease your aching feet and rest your inspired mind.