A picturesque town in West Yorkshire is one of the prettiest places to go Christmas shopping in the UK.

Hebden Bridge, described as “the most photogenic TV location” has been featured in ‘The UK’s prettiest towns for Christmas shopping' list by The Times.

The publisher wrote: “Like it or not, Christmas is on the horizon, and the best way to combat any shopping-related stress is to start early.

“We’ve found towns yet to be taken over by big-name chains in some of the prettiest corners of the UK, so you can pair your quest to find one-off gifts with a welcome staycation.”

@bigworldsmallpockets Love me a slice of Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire… and here’s why you should too! There’s a ton of quirky and creative things to do in this happening little spot but my top 5 are.. 1️⃣ Explore the independent shops, cafes and art venues here. Don’t miss Trades Club and the Arthouse Cinema 2️⃣ Drive to Widdop Reservoir to take in the views and then head to the nearby Packhorse Inn for a drink 3️⃣ Hike Hardcastle Crags. This National Trust trail even boasts a cafe in an old mill 4️⃣ Explore historic Heptonstall. The church ruins here are gorgeous and the cemetery boasts a very famous resident 5️⃣ Check into the lovely, independent Hebden Bridge Hostel for a relaxing and cosy stay #giftedstay #hebdenbridge #hebdenbridgeyorkshire #visityorkshire #visitengland #yorkshire #caldervalley #tophostel #besthostel #uktravel #exploreuk #traveluk #travelengland #travelyorkshire #yorkshireyorkshireyorkshire #yorkshirewalks #caldervale #happyvalley #uktravelblogger #ukstaycation #ukstays #ukhiddengems ♬ original sound - Big World Small Pockets

If you’re looking for a winter wonderland to visit whilst browsing Christmas gifts at independent shops for your nearest and dearest, Hebden Bridge could be just the spot for you – let’s see what it has to offer.

What did the Times say about Hebden Bridge?

The Times commented: “'And the award for most photogenic TV location goes to… Hebden Bridge.’

“Chances are you already have this picturesque hillside town on your must-visit list after watching Happy Valley or Gentleman Jack on the BBC.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hebden Bridge is also a great place to explore in the autumnHebden Bridge is also a great place to explore in the autumn (Image: Getty)

“The good news is that it’s also a great place to shop. Find unusual homeware at Broug’s (brougs.shop), designer crafts at Wood & Wire (woodandwire.co.uk), fair-trade fashion and ethical gifts at Spirals (spiralshebden.co.uk) and smellies at the Yorkshire Soap Company (yorkshiresoap.co.uk).

“Leave some time to visit the post-industrial mills and factories converted into galleries by local artists.

“Check into the snug Hebden Townhouse, in an original-stone building beside the River Calder.”

B&B doubles are available from £135 via hebdentownhouse.co.uk.

Map of the UK’s prettiest towns for Christmas shopping

Take a look at the most scenic locations for Christmas shopping in the UK, according to The Times:

You can read more about why these are the prettiest towns for Christmas shopping in the UK by visiting The Times online.