Calderdale is vibrant, contemporary and exciting in ways that will surprise you. The Industrial Revolution was born in these hills and whilst still taking pride in tradition, we've added upfront arts, adrenalin sport, fantastic food & drink and totally locally shopping.
Calderdale is the southernmost of the Yorkshire Dales and covers part of the South Pennines area of beautiful river valleys, moorland and hill country. Calderdale is not as well known as its Northern neighbours as it does not fall within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Yet Calderdale has a tremendous amount to offer visitors, time after time. Explore this website for some of the many reasons why you should visit Calderdale.
Award winning attractions, including EUREKA! The National Children's Museum and Manor Heath Park & Jungle Experience offer a perfect opportunity for family fun and spending time together. Look under ‘What to See and Do’ section to find out about attractions, activities and events for you to enjoy.
Fresh, delicious local produce is at the heart of eating and drinking in Calderdale, home to Shibden Mill Inn, officially Yorkshire's Favourite Pub 2011, as voted for by members of the public! With organic cafés, award winning cuisine, local breweries, farm shops galore, the Cooking School at Dean Clough, a focus on 'fair trade' across the borough and 'Incredible Edible' in Todmorden - there's always somewhere where your taste buds will be delighted.
From the arts and crafts of Dean Clough, the Smith Art Gallery and our multitude of talented local artists and craftspeople, to the Piece Hall, Shibden Estate and Halifax Minster, Calderdale is renowned for its creativity, culture and heritage.
Enjoy the outdoors and our dramatic scenery. Landmarks such as Stoodley Pike and the Cragg Vale Incline entice walkers and cyclists all year round and next year, Calderdale will welcome the Tour de France as Stage 2 of the Grand Depart comes through Hebden Bridge, up Cragg Vale and through Elland!
Go mountain boarding, canoing , rock climbing, bouldering, waterskiing, skiing, skateboarding or snowboarding. Ride a horse or mountainbike through stunning countryside. Enjoy indoor climbing at its best at the Rokt Climbing Gym in Brighouse. Experience the wonders of the waterways, with the Rochdale Canal and Calder & Hebble Navigation. Calderdale boasts miles of towpaths and the deepest lock in the country! The National Trust Hardcastle Crags above Hebden Bridge offers over 15 miles of footpaths in 400 acres of unspoilt woodland. There's also a wealth of reservoirs and local nature reserves, perfect for 'getting away from it all'.
For shopping visit Hebden Bridge ,“one of the world’s funkiest towns”, or Todmorden, home to the first ever co-operative and a great indoor and outdoor market. Great markets can be found all over Calderdale; Visit the sustainable market in Sowerby Bridge, or the award-winning and architecturally-significant Halifax Borough Market. Sample high street shopping in the Woolshops or visit one of the largest independent department stores, Harvey’s of Halifax.
To truly experience what Calderdale has to offer, a day visit simply isn't enough, so you’ll need to know where to stay. From cosy B&Bs to elegant hotels and quality self-catering, group accommodation to camping and caravan club sites - there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Look under the 'Where to Stay' section of the site.
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