....it was just named number 1 (number 1!) in the Times 'The 30 coolest places to live in Britain".
Here's what they say...
1 Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Why is it so great? A market town in the Upper Calder Valley doesn’t sound that cool, yet Hebden Bridge has been voted one of the quirkiest places in the world thanks to its artists, musicians and New Agers. It is also reputed to be one of the most gay-friendly towns in the country. The music scene is great — the Trades Club is an institution.
Who lives here? Creative types and those with a hippy streak.
House prices Buy an out-of-town country house or barn with a couple of acres from £600,000, or a family-sized stone-built semi in the town centre from £250,000. Smaller terraces start at about £150,000.
Doesn't even mention mountain biking FFS...