Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 08, 2009 -- Hebden Bridge in the South Pennines is gearing up for a year-long programme of events to celebrate 500 years of its most important landmark.
The âPackhorse Bridgeâ in the centre of the town was built 500 years ago to ease the progress of trade through the town and is credited with transforming the townâs fortunes by helping it to become a thriving textile town.
The bridge was built in 1510 (when Henry VIII had been on the throne for just one year), replacing a rickety wooden bridge and allowing wool-laden packhorses to cross Hebden Water with ease.
To mark this very special anniversary, dubbed âHB500â, townspeople are celebrating with a series of special events which will include music, parades, costumed re-enactments, exhibitions and food and film festivals.
With the promise of fun and excitement for all the family at Hebden Bridge this coming year, 2010 will be a good year to visit the town and enjoy its original shops and galleries, organic food outlets, restaurants and bars, fabulous walks and cycle ways, and surrounding countryside and attractions.
Overlooking the Packhorse Bridge and putting you right in the heart of the festivities is the luxury accommodation of Croft Mill, a lovingly restored former mill which now offers 12 immaculate and stylish 4-star self-catering serviced apartments to suit all needs and budgets.
Croft Mill can accommodate 45 guests in 12 apartments ranging from Standard (which is anything but) to a luxury Penthouse.
The stunning and spacious duplex Penthouse Apartments [http://www.croftmill.com/penthouse.html] and Superior apartments are delightfully furnished and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Contemporary styling, soft, neutral dÃ©cor and high quality furnishings are a feature of the whole development. The lounge areas in the Penthouse and Superior apartments have leather sofas, oak furniture, flat screen TV, DVD player and a selection of books and games.
The Mill even boasts a rooftop conservatory that is available to book for small functions.
The Croft Mill website at http://www.croftmill.com/ contains photography and a virtual tour of each luxurious apartment and there are more special offers as well as a booking enquiry form, a list of local events and information about the town and surrounding area.