Todmorden is a typical Yorkshire market town located in the Calderdale Valley and well positioned for visitors to both Manchester and Leeds who want a bit of rural relaxation. Your Todmorden hostel is a great base if you want to start to explore the natural beauty of the Pennines and there are many excellent walking opportunities in the area ranging from gentle strolls along the Rochdale Canal to the challenging twenty-mile-plus-round Todmorden walk!
For a smallish town, there are a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and pubs -- many of which serve locally brewed beer and have an alternative feel to them. The town also has a healthy cultural life and the local theatre, The Hippodrome, has a diverse program of events throughout the year. For visitors with children, or just for the young at heart, there is the Toy and Model Museum and for those determined to spend some money the town has its famous market and an excellent food hall where you can try local delicacies -- Yorkshire curd tart is a must!
The pace of life in Todmorden and also its neighbouring town, Hebden Bridge, is the perfect antidote to the big-city hustle of Manchester and Leeds but the excellent rail links in both directions mean the delights of the north's two premiere centres are never more than forty minutes away. Todmorden is the perfect place to while away a day or two relaxing and taking in the real atmosphere of small-town England.
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