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Out & About around Calderdale

Dyer's Cottage is the perfect location to explore Calderdale and The Yorkshire Dales National Park. Some of our favourite places are listed below.

Breaking News!

After just 1 episode and 5 million viewers, it has been announced that Gentleman Jack will have another series. Amazing news for Halifax and Calderdale. Shibden Hall is open all weekend too! 

Come and stay at Dyer’s Holiday Cottage Halifax to see where all the action takes place. We have some availability after June 26. 

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Gentleman Jack hits BBC1

Wasn’t Suranne Jones amazing? We particularly enjoyed trying to identify the Calderdale filming locations and although we knew the cameras had been up Wakefield Gate just 200m along the road from us, we never expected it to form the opening scenes. 

Can’t wait till next Sunday for episode 2.

Sally Wainwright is an amazing writer, producer and director and this link shows how committed she has been to her work.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/may/17/sally-wainwright-gentleman-jack-happy-valley-last-tango-in-halifax

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Gentleman Jack starts in 4 days!!

Anne Lister lived an unconventional life in the early 19th century in Shibden Hall, just 4 miles from Dyer’s Cottage. She wrote many secret diaries in code which were only transcribed in the 1980’s and from these, Sally Wainwright has written an amazing drama called Gentleman Jack. 

Don’t miss it! The cameras were filming last summer in many locations in Calderdale which still look like they did in the 1830’s including Wakefield Gate just along the road. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_life_and_loves_of_anne_lister

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Beautiful Spring Day in Sowerby Bridge

We are so lucky to be able to walk from Dyer’s Cottage on to the towpath of both the Hebble and Calder Navigation and the Rochdale Canal where Katie Sykes took this lovely photo.

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A lovely walk from our holiday cottage near Halifax

Starting at Mytholmroyd which is easily accessible by car, bus or train from Dyer’s Cottage self catering holiday accomodation, this delightful 6 mile walk takes you on a 3/4 hour exploration of Cragg Vale.

https://www.yorkshirelife.co.uk/out-about/walks/south-pennines-walk-mytholmroyd-and-cragg-vale-1-5977839

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Gentleman Jack

Filming is currently taking place of the latest BBC/HBO historical drama Gentleman Jack at Shibden Hall. Based in 1832 on the true story of Anne Lister who lived at the house, Suranne Jones plays the lead role. Again it is another Sally Wainwright creation. Look out for it in 2019.

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Where is Ackley Bridge Filmed?

Ackley Bridge is filmed at the former St Catherine’s RC High School in Halifax, but exterior scenes are filmed across Halifax including Skircoat Moor close to Dyer’s Holiday Cottage. a C4 production based on a fictional school formed from the merger of two schools and the ensuing tensions.  Starring Jo Joyner and Paul Nicholls, series 3 is in production. To keep up to date with this popular drama, please see the Channel 4 website.

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Happy Valley

Also written by Sally Wainwright, Happy Valley again stars Sarah Lancashire, this time as a police sergeant, and both the BBC drama and its leading lady won the major BAFTA award 2017 for series 2. Series 3 is planned. It is totally filmed in the local area with most of the film locations in Halifax and other parts of Calderdale such as Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge. One scene in series 2 featured views from the top of Wainhouse Tower which included Dyer’s Cottage. We were somewhat surprised to see it.

Series 3 is planned to appear on BBC1 towards the end of 2019/start of 2020. See the BBC website for more information.

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Last Tango In Halifax

First screened by BBC1 in 2012, and written by local girl Sally Wainwright, Last Tango In Halifax is filmed in both Yorkshire and Cheshire. Starring Anne Reid, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker, local scenes to Halifax have been filmed at Holdsworth House, Shibden Hall and Skircoat Moor just up the hill behind the cottage. We were fortunate to come across filming for the 2016 Christmas show there.

A new series of Last Tango is due to be filmed in late 2019.

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Dean Clough

Dean Clough Halifax is a centre for the arts located in the world’s former largest carpet factory hosting shopping, dining, events and exhibitions – www.deanclough.com.

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