Explore the area

Things to do

There’s lots to do in the local area or further afield.

Bracken Hall House is situated on the picturesque Shipley Glen with its historic Victorian Tramway. It’s only 1.5 miles from Baildon village and within walking distance of the World Heritage site of Saltaire, where you can visit Salts Mill and its unrivalled collection of Hockneys.

Bracken Hall House makes an ideal base for visiting the cities of Leeds, Harrogate and York, and is only a few miles from Skipton, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.


We’re happy to help you plan days out, either close to Bracken Hall House or in the surrounding areas.

Whether you fancy theatre in Leeds, shopping and cocktails in Harrogate, art and culture in Saltaire, history in York, or just want to discover the nature and scenery outside our doors, we’ll be delighted to advise and recommend our favourite spots.

Ilkley, Haworth, Skipton, Leeds and even York are all within easy driving distance. Although Skipton is known as ‘the gateway to the Dales’, we would argue that gateway is much nearer – just step outside and you’ll see what we mean!