It is a pleasant spot to potter around and it is noted for its high concentration of independent businesses, which is a pleasant change from a lot of UK high streets.
It is noted as one of the UK’s quirkiest towns and it attracts people with an unconventional lifestyle including artists and people with New Age beliefs. It is also noted as having the UK’s highest proportion of lesbians per capita.
Hebden Bridge is on the rail line linking Leeds with Manchester Victoria. It is around 50 minutes to Leeds and 40 minutes from Manchester with trains every 20 minutes. It is also easily accessible from Bradford, which is 23 minutes away by train.