5 Quirky Places to Visit in Calderdale

5 Quirky Places to Visit in Calderdale

English Tourism Week is here to help kick start the holiday season! To help celebrate the many, many great things Magnificently Modestly Magnificent Calderdale has to offer, we're making a new post each day listing just some of the great things you can see, do, eat and drink!

Halifax Gibbet

A 15 foot high replica of the much -feared Gibbet, an early guillotine used to decapitate thieves (and you can see the original blade on display at Bankfield Museum). 

Lister Lane Cemetery

This cemetery has Grade II listed status, many interesting monuments, particularly the gothic spires and obelisks along the main pathway and has been recognised as a Significant Cemetery in Europe, one of only 13 in the UK; putting it alongside such famous cemeteries as Highgate in London. 

Wainhouse Tower

The 253 ft Wainhouse Tower was originally commissioned as a chimney in the late 19th century. The structure was never actually used as a working chimney and is today regarded by many as one of Britain's finest follies. On certain dates throughout the year you can climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from the top.

Heptonstall Octagonal Chapel

One of the oldest Methodist churches in continuous use today, this Octagonal Chapel contains some beautiful stained glass windows and is open to the public daily.

The Grave of Robin Hood

Did you know that legend has it that Robin Hood is buried in Calderdale? The grave is located on private land and is only accessible to the public on two days a year, when Calderdale Heritage Walks leads guided walks to the site. in 2019 these walks take place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June. Tickets go on sale from 8th May.

Published at 19 Mar 2018


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