Welcome to Visit Stainland Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Stainland

Visit Stainland PlacesVisit Stainland places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Stainland places to visit. A unique way to experience Stainland’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Stainland as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Stainland is a village and civil parish in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. It is 2 miles (3 km) west of Elland, 3.5 miles (6 km) south of Halifax and 4.3 miles (7 km) north-west of Huddersfield. When you visit Stainland, Walkfo brings Stainland places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Stainland Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Stainland

Visit Stainland – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 29 audio plaques & Stainland places for you to explore in the Stainland area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Stainland places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Stainland history

Stainland developed as a hilltop village on the edge of the M62 motorway. Early routes and tracks followed high ground to avoid the marshy and wooded valley bottoms. The name comes from Old Norse and means Stony land; the land around Stainland is not very fertile.

Stainland landmarks

Stainland Cross

Stainland Cross represents a saltire carved on a block of stone. The column is circular and plain without any of that rich, strange sculpture or scroll ornament. Its height from the base to the top of the sculpture is about 10 feet (3.0 m)

Stainland Mechanics’ Institute

Stainland Stainland Mechanics

Stainland Mechanics’ Institute was built by the Shaw family in 1883. The building was opened by the Mayor of Leeds on 7 June 1884. Over the years it suffered as income declined.

St Helen’s Well

St Helen’s Well at the eastern end of the village is mentioned in John Watson’s monumental The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, 1775. A Roman Catholic chapel dedicated to Saint Helen, nearby had been converted into a cottage, but in its walls was a large stone known locally as ‘the Cross’ Strangers, presumed to be Catholics, made pilgrimages to the well.

Carr Hall Castle

Carr Hall Castle was built in the mid-nineteenth century by the Shaw family to improve the view from their mansion at Shaw Park. It provided a stable block and housing for the bailiff who bred the shire horses for Brookroyd Mills. In 2008 the castle won Channel Five’s TV show I Own Britain’s Best Home.

Stainland geography / climate

The main road through the village is Stainland Road, the B6112. Stainland is essentially linear: all the principal buildings face the main road which forms a central spine. On a clear day, Ovenden, Queensbury, Saddleworth Moor and even Wyke are visible.

Holywell Green

The boundary between Stainland and Holywell Green is 53°40′26″N 01°52′23″W / 53.67389°N 1.87306°W. The boundary is between West View and Bradley View.

Why visit Stainland with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Stainland PlacesYou can visit Stainland places with Walkfo Stainland to hear history at Stainland’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Stainland has 29 places to visit in our interactive Stainland map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Stainland, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Stainland places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Stainland & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 29 audio facts unique to Stainland places in an interactive Stainland map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Stainland Places Map
29 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Stainland historic spots

  Stainland tourist destinations

  Stainland plaques

  Stainland geographic features

Walkfo Stainland tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Stainland


Best Stainland places to visit

Stainland has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Stainland’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Stainland’s information audio spots:

Stainland photo Lindley, Huddersfield
Lindley is a suburb of Huddersfield, within the metropolitan borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England. It is approximately 2 miles (3 km) northwest from the town centre. It was officially opened only in 1967, by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Stainland photo Sowood, West Yorkshire
Sowood is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) south-west of Elland, 4.1 miles (6.6 km) north of Huddersfield. The village falls within the Greetland and Stainland ward of Calderdale Council.
Stainland photo Slack Roman Fort
Slack Roman Fort was a castellum near Outlane, to the west of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. It lay alongside the Pennine section of the Roman road from Deva Victrix (Chester) to Eboracum (York) The fort may have been the Cambodunum mentioned as a station on this route in the Antonine Itinerary.

Visit Stainland plaques

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Stainland has 1 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Stainland plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Stainland using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Stainland plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.