'Streets in the Sky' Guided Tours

'Streets in the Sky' Guided Tours

Did you know that above Halifax Borough Market there are two ‘secret’ streets? Well, you’ll be able to discover them as Visit Calderdale brings you a new weekly ‘Streets in the Sky’ guided tour!

On these tours you'll explore the unique architecture of Halifax Borough Market, learn about its history, visit both the ‘Streets in the Sky’, where some of the houses are still used by the businesses below and a couple are still lived in; and get an exclusive look inside one of the uninhabited houses.

Afterwards you can grab a cuppa and enjoy some discounted food at one of the many locally-owned independent cafes and delis in the Market.


All of December's tours are now sold out. Dates and bookings for January's tours will be released in mid-December.

Tickets cost £4 per person for all ages (although there's no charge for babes-in-arms) and are available from Halifax Visitor Centre in the Piece Hall, located above Elder. You can book by calling in person to the Visitor Centre or by ringing them on 01422 368725.

Telephone bookings will incur a £1.50 P&P fee and need to be made a week in advance of the walk to allow time for the tickets to get to you.

Places on each tour are limited to 15 people. The tour lasts for approx one hour fifteen minutes.

The tours are best suited for adult ages. Any children aged under 16 must be under close supervision of their guardian/parent at all times. Please note that many steps are involved in accessing both of the Streets in the Sky and the house there, making this tour unsuitable for wheelchair users, those with limited mobility or children's prams. No dogs on this walk, please (although Assistance Dogs are welcome).

The walks will continue throughout January and are planned to take place on a regular basis throughout 2020. The tour dates for January will be both announced and available to book shortly, Please watch the VisitCalderdale Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for details.

Published at 25 Nov 2019