In , the Calder ward, covering Hebden Bridge, Old Town , and part of Todmorden , had a population of 12,;  the town itself has a population of approximately 4, The original settlement was the hilltop village of Heptonstall. Hebden Bridge Heptenbryge started as a settlement where the Halifax to Burnley packhorse route dropped into the valley and crossed the River Hebden where the old bridge from which it gets its name stands. Steep hills with fast-flowing streams and access to major wool markets meant that Hebden Bridge was ideal for water-powered weaving mills and the town developed during the 19th and 20th centuries; at one time Hebden was known as "Trouser Town" because of the large amount of clothing manufacturing. Before it was built, travel was only possible via the ancient packhorse route which ran along the hilltop, dropping into the valleys wherever necessary. Hebden Bridge has no swimming pool, although for some years there was a small training pool for children in the adult education centre on Pitt Street.
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With a warm climate, Spanish tapas, clothing-optional beaches, a plethora of cultural offerings, and a well-established, friendly LGBT community, Barcelona is a year-round LGBT destination. Antinous , is a gay and lesbian bookstore in the Gothic quarter, selling comics, travel guides, DVDs, and more. And La Federica is a new LGBT-friendly bar in Barcelona with a retro-modern decor, mean cocktails, and an excellent tapas spread — not to mention the cute, bearded bar staff behind the counter. The lesser known and alternative Kreuzberg Pride which takes place on the same day, celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. The Gay Village, situated in and around Canal Street, is filled with bars, clubs, and other gay-owned businesses. During the day, relax at the Richmond Tea Rooms for an Alice in Wonderland inspired high-tea experience. At night, head downstairs to The Eagle , a male-only, Victorian styled bar set in the basement of an industrial building.
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Take a break off your daily routine and refresh your love with your partner in a romantic trip only for lesbians! Thessaloniki could be the lesbian capital of Europe! The lesbian community of Thessaloniki is really active and present part of the society. Some of the most popular gay clubs are operated by very dynamic women who contribute to the city's gay life.
Europe is the classic romantic continent and the gay lifestyle is widely accepted throughout. In ancient Greece and Rome homosexuality was widely accepted and the tradition has continued to this day. Major cities and tourist destinations such as Rome or Paris see loads of gay tour groups.