S1 Last Tango in Halifax :: ‘Skipton’ filming locations

Alan CeliaWhen Celia and Alan meet up in Episode 1 they travel much further than it seems!

They both arrive in Skipton, North Yorkshire:Skipton 1

And park in different car parks; here’s Alan’s blue Astra:Hebden Bridge Alan 1

He’s in Garden Street car park in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire:Garden St Car Park

Here’s Celia pulling into a space in her silver car:Hebden Celia 1

That’s the Rochdale Canal by the New Road car park, also Hebden Bridge :New Road Car Park

They meet inside a café then Alan leaves to buy a car park ticket: Alan Knutsford 2

It’s the Courtyard Coffee House in Knutsford, Cheshire:i-courtyard-cafe

After reporting Alan’s car stolen, they go into another café:Bradshaws cafe

Blackshaw’s Café in Stockport, Cheshire:Blackshaws 1

Here’s a picture of that scene being filmed:


On their journey home they spot Alan’s car and give chase:Canal SkiptonBy the Springs Branch of the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Skipton:Springs Branch Canal

And across a canal bridge:Skipton bridgeWhich is on Coach Street, Skipton:Canal Bridge

Around a roundabout:RoundaboutStill in Skipton:Skipton roundabout

Celia then crashes into Alan’s car:Stockport car crash

In Stockport on Marketplace:Stockport Marketplace

Here’s a picture taken while they filmed these scenes:

Finally Caroline and Gillian meet up with them in a pub:Riverhead 1Riverhead sign

It’s the Riverhead Brewery Tap in Marsden, West Yorkshire (on the left is the Coop where Gillian works!):Riverhead Tap

To confuse matters the interior is The Pack Horse pub at Birtle, near Rochdale, Lancashire:Pack Horse Inn
So by my reckoning that’s four counties and a very long journey… although they couldn’t get to Cheshire without passing through Greater Manchester, so it’s five counties.

More general filming location for Last Tango in Halifax here.

My next post will be about other pubs used in the series, more incidental locations and an interesting online surprise…

5 responses to “S1 Last Tango in Halifax :: ‘Skipton’ filming locations

  1. That’s great Tom, many thanks for your comment – great pics, especially the hug one 🙂

    I intended to add a link to your blog with a screenshot from those scenes and the local paper link tomorrow, as I ran out of time tonight coz my bed beckons!

  2. my ggg grandfather lived at Wolstenholme hall before it was rebuilt , he was a stone getter, this was just South of the farm.

  3. In 1952 my Dad was stationed at Burtonwood AFB north of Warrington. We rented a flat for awhile in Altrincham. The series reminds me much of this part of the country. Though I was only 9-10 yrs old, I remember being driven over country lanes and often passing under or over canals.


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