Situated in the picturesque Pennine valley of Calderdale, Rishworth is surrounded by history and beauty. The recent widely acclaimed BBC series of Gentleman Jack is set in nearby Halifax in the 1830s. In fact, the local area is frequently used for filming, such is the beauty and awe of the Yorkshire landscape.
However, despite it's rural location, Rishworth has easy access to Manchester (the UK’s second city and home to Manchester International Airport) which is a mere 40 minutes away. We encompass the best of both worlds in situation.
In the immediate vicinity, students enjoy eating out at varied and interesting Independent restaurants, visiting local shops, attending theatre productions, playing with acclaimed sports clubs, areas of outstanding beauty and many other opportunities for trips for fun, sport and culture.
Rishworth is near many popular accommodation choices.
Agents and families have enjoyed staying in the following:
The Malt House (less than 5 minutes walk from Rishworth School) www.malthouserishworth.co.uk The closest option, and a guaranteed warm and friendly welcome.
The Fleece Inn (10 minutes drive from Rishworth School) www.fleece-inn.com Great food, and an unmissable view of the Yorkshire countryside from their terrace.
Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant (30 minutes drive from Rishworth School) www.holdsworthhouse.co.uk Famous as a filming location, and an opportunity to stay in a historic Jacobean mansion.