Get back to nature in Cleckheaton
Located in the picturesque Spen Valley, Cleckheaton was once a thriving mill town, but is now more likely to be a haven for craftspeople than textile weavers. To see the area at its best, take the Spen Valley Greenway, a walk along a local disused railway line close to the River Spen. Look out for an impressive collection of artworks, created using old industrial items once familiar in the area, which line the route.
Explore history at Bagshaw Museum
Take a short trip to Nearby Batley to explore Wilton Park’s Bagshaw Museum, which houses a cornucopia of delights. Highlights include exhibits about local landmark the Batley Variety Club, as well as displays devoted to Victoriana, South East Asia and the Kingdom of Osiris - an Egypt-themed display that transports its visitors back to ancient times via dramatic lighting effects.
Explore West Yorkshire's cities
Cleckheaton is the perfect base for exploring Leeds, Bradford and Halifax. Head into Leeds for great shops and restaurants, while Bradford is home to the National Science and Media Museum, plus the famous Curry Mile. Kids will love a trip to Eureka! in Halifax, a children's museum with dozens of hands-on exhibits and even a pretend bank. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Cleckheaton? Try the Travelodge Leeds Morley Hotel, which is just over four miles away, or the Travelodge Halifax Hotel; it’s a longer drive at a shade under eight miles away, but the scenery is stunning.