Todmorden

Todmorden Town Hall

Todmorden is a pleasant town in Calderdale in West Yorkshire; it is considerably less visited than its better known neighbour, Hebden Bridge. 'Tod' is at the far west of Calderdale, bordering on Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Before the 1970s Todmorden was a borough in the West Riding of Yorkshire and at one time the county boundary between the West Riding and Lancashire was in part the brook that runs under the town hall.

Get in

Todmorden is on the railway line from Manchester and Rochdale to Halifax, Bradford and Leeds. There is a line to Burnley, Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool from the neighbouring station of Hebden Bridge.

There are regular buses to Burnley, Halifax and Rochdale and less frequent ones to Bacup across the Lancashire border and on to Bolton.

Get around

The local bus services operated by First are reliable and pleasant although somewhat expensive. However, to use the service around Calderdale, and into Lancashire and Greater Manchester you can buy a ticket which lasts all day. The ticket can be purchased from the driver.

There are two railway stations in the Todmorden area: Todmorden and Walsden.

Taxis are plentiful, cheap and safe.

See

Do

Buy

Eat

Hanuman - bar and Thai restaurant The Tapas Bar - Spanish Tapas, with a super £10 tea time menu between 4pm and 6pm. Open Wednesday to Saturday, and Sundays before a bank holiday Monday

The pubs below are also popular for food.

Staff Of Life - excellent food and traditional beers

Drink

There are numerous pubs and wine bars in the town centre as well as the Shepherd's Rest and the Top Brink at Lumbutts.

Stay Safe

Todmorden is a beautiful town and the locals are very friendly. You should not encounter any problems if you act as you would anywhere else.

Go next

As well as the surrounding countryside, which is beautiful and good for walking, the great cities of Manchester and Leeds are only a train ride away.

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