Trains to Hebden Bridge chug through the Yorkshire countryside, arriving at one of the prettiest towns in the Pennines. The present station was constructed in 1893, and adjoined busy goods yards - Hebden Bridge was then a mill town, fuelled by water from the surrounding hills. The station underwent a £1m facelift in 1997, adding bus stops, a new booking office and a cafe. Thanks in part to the efforts of community group Friends of Hebden Bridge Station, the station remains a well-preserved example of late Victorian design.
The town's unusual 'double-decker' houses owe much to rail - as local industry grew, demand for housing forced developers to build on hillsides. Today, the town is a creative hub, with many writers and artists moving in to enjoy the charming surroundings. Visitors should take a stroll along the restored Rochdale Canal to the old packhorse bridge over Hebden Water, from which the town takes its name.