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  1. Shibden Hall & Estate

    Halifax

    Shibden Hall & Estate

    Shibden Hall Opening 2020

    Shibden Hall will now re-open to the...

    Shibden Hall Opening 2020

    Shibden Hall will now re-open to the public on 14th March 2020 rather than 2nd March. We are having new boilers installed for the heating and, due to unforeseen circumstances, these will not be operational until the later date. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope that you will appreciate that, at 600 years old this year, working with sensitive buildings is not always easy and we want you to enjoy your visit in comfort and warmth.

    If you have already made arrangements to visit please get in touch with us at museums@calderdale.gov.uk . School bookings and pre-booked group visits will still go ahead but we advise that you will need warm clothing and we will provide temporary heating in some parts of the building.

    If you're planning ahead for your visit then it's currently recommended to aim for mid March to May or August when the Hall is expected to be open.

    Welcome to the valley of the sheep - schep dene - the home of the Lister family for over 300 years. Shibden Hall was the home of the noted 19th century diarist Anne Lister (1791 - 1840). The Hall, dating originally from circa 1420, is a distinctive half-timbered building furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, adapted and extended throughout the centuries by the families who lived here.

    Anne Lister is the focus of the new BBC drama series 'Gentleman Jack' written and directed by Sally Wainwright for Lookout Point Productions. The series will explore Anne's life and those who lived in the Hall and Estate. The series is currently being filmed will be aired on BBC and HBO in 2019. Suranne Jones plays the role of Anne Lister and Shibden Hall is being used as a filming location. 

    Shibden Hall is set in a 32 hectares of informal park and woodland, which have won the Green Heritage Award. Explore the beautifully restored historic grounds which offer cascades, pools, tunnels, terraced and fruit gardens and "Paisley Shawl" inspired Victorian bedding designs by Joshua Major.

    Enjoy the boating lake, ride on the miniature railway, play on the pitch and putt course or the new children's play area -suitable for all abilities. The grounds also offer footpaths, an orienteering course and a permanent dry stone walling exhibition - a fine example of this fascinating craft.

    Hidden within the depths of Shibden Park is a small wooded area known as Cunnery Wood. This Local Nature Reserve is on the footprint of Anne Lister's kitchen garden, fish pond, top up of the cascade and rabbit warren (hence the name Cunnery from Coney-rabbit). The area is rich in wildlife from stunning displays of bluebells under English oak, elm and birch to a multitude of songs from birds, healthy butterfly and moth populations and numerous small mammals throughout.

    The Shibden Mereside Cafe and visitor centre is the perfect place to relax on your visit, with displays and information about the history of Shibden Estate, its habitat, landscape and environment. Function rooms are also available for you to hold your conferences, meetings and events in style. Shibden Estate also hosts live entertainment, music, walks, guided tours, storytelling and craft events in the park.

    Craft fairs, exhibitions, workshops and working demonstrations take place regularly throughout the year.

    Click here to Watch a short video, 'Shibden: 500 Years of History.'and click here to watch a second short video about 'The Anne Lister Story', with Helena Whitbread (you can see the video in full at Shibden hall).

    There are frequent buses every 15 minutes or better from Monday to Saturday passing Shibden Hall, between Halifax and Bradford, Halifax and Todmorden/Burnley and Halifax and Brighouse. with other regular and less frequent services throughout the week. Up to date timetables are available from West Yorkshire METRO.

    Make your trip to Shibden Hall into a stay to remember at the award-winning Four Star Holdsworth House Hotel and Restaurant.

    Admission:

    Adult £8.00, Concession £5.00 (Children 5 - 16 years / Senior Citizens /Passport to Leisure), Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £21.00.

  2. La Luna Alfresco seating

    Halifax

    La Luna Cafe Bar and Diner

    A family run restaurant, cafe bar and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We pride ourselves on offering a great selection of food to suit all tastes a...
    A family run restaurant, cafe bar and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We pride ourselves on offering a great selection of food to suit all tastes and keep our pricing competitive without compromising on quality. All of our food is served by our highly trained staff in comfortable, modern and relaxed surroundings. For those looking to enjoy the benefits of fresh air whilst you eat and drink without the drawbacks of the English weather we have a fully covered outside alfresco seating area.
  3. Cafe Passion

    Halifax

    Cafe Passion

    A Mediterranean-style Bistro in the heart of Halifax. For a refreshingly different family run bistro experience, there's no place like Passion....
    A Mediterranean-style Bistro in the heart of Halifax. For a refreshingly different family run bistro experience, there's no place like Passion. Our food is freshly prepared on the day from local produce & includes sumptuous Seafood, Turkish Breakfast, lamb specialities, a wide variety of grills combined with modern English cuisine and a wide variety of vegetarian dishes.
  4. Romeo & Juliet Restaurant, Halifax

    Halifax

    Romeo & Juliet Restaurant

    All of our food is made to an excellent standard, using authentic Italian recipes. The menu is traditionally Italian including freshly baked bre...
    All of our food is made to an excellent standard, using authentic Italian recipes. The menu is traditionally Italian including freshly baked bread, thin crispy pizza and hand made pasta. Indulge in a rich pasta or sink your teeth into a steak, cooked to perfection. Be sure to save room for Lucia's lovingly made tiramisu. There is also impeccable selection of wines to accompany your meal. Carlo, Lucia and their friendly team look forward to welcoming you to Romeo and Juliet Restaurant. Our restaurant is located in the heart of Halifax, West Yorkshire, close to The Piece Hall, Victoria Theatre, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts and Halifax railway station.
  5. Alibi Bar and Restaurant:

    Halifax

    Alibi Bar and Restaurant

    Alibi Bar and Restaurant is one of Calderdale’s finest drinks and dining destinations. Just a five-minute stroll from the magnificent Piece Hall, i...
    Alibi Bar and Restaurant is one of Calderdale’s finest drinks and dining destinations. Just a five-minute stroll from the magnificent Piece Hall, it's located in the historic heart of Halifax. In this Grade 2 listed Georgian mansion you’ll discover irresistible cocktails rubbing shoulders with premium beers, wines, champagnes and spirits from across the globe. From morning coffee to afternoon tea and spectacular suppers, the casual dining menu provides sustenance day and night. With cocktail masterclasses, live music, stunning private hire spaces and a sunny outdoor terrace, the Alibi team are on hand to share their undying love of a great time. So, whether you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate life, eat, do business, book a cocktail masterclass, kickstart your weekend or simply sip your morning coffee, the team are to welcome you to Alibi. Opening times Sunday to Thursday 10am to 11pm Friday and Saturday 10am to 130am Food service times Daily, 10am to 9pm
  6. Barum Top Inn

    Halifax

    Barum Top Inn

    A modern spacious pub on two levels, offering a selection of guest real ales and an extensive selection of food.
    A modern spacious pub on two levels, offering a selection of guest real ales and an extensive selection of food.
  7. The Ring O' Bells

    Halifax

    The Ring O' Bells

    In the shadow of Halifax Minster, the Ring O' Bells always offers a minimum of three quality real ales from independent brewers, home cooked food a...
    In the shadow of Halifax Minster, the Ring O' Bells always offers a minimum of three quality real ales from independent brewers, home cooked food and light snacks. Sunday Lunch is our speciality - served between 12 Noon and 4pm.
  8. Ginger Vegetarian Cafe

    Halifax

    Ginger Vegetarian Cafe

    Enjoy a warm welcome and friendly service at cosy, award-winning vegetarian cafe located in the heart of Halifax. Ginger Cafe sells delicious veg...
    Enjoy a warm welcome and friendly service at cosy, award-winning vegetarian cafe located in the heart of Halifax. Ginger Cafe sells delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals, cakes and desserts and a large selection of hot and cold drinks.
  9. The Old Post Office

    Halifax

    The Old Post Office

    The Old Post Office is a public house and hotel located on the edge of the Historic textile town of Halifax and was the original Post Office servin...
    The Old Post Office is a public house and hotel located on the edge of the Historic textile town of Halifax and was the original Post Office serving the town dating back to 1790. It comprises of a Free House serving a wide variety of Cask Conditioned Real Ales and a wide range of lagers. The Hotel has recently been fully redeveloped to modern standards and offers single, double, twin and disabled accommodation furnished to a high standard. En-suite rooms are available with tea and coffee making facilities, Digital Freeview TV/DVD and wi-fi internet access available. We also have basic single bedrooms (No TV/DVD) and there are separate bathroom for the use of single room users.
  10. The Sunken Garden at Manor Heath Park

    Halifax

    Manor Heath Park

    Open all year round, Manor Heath Park is a nineteen acre Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award winning park, featuring

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    Open all year round, Manor Heath Park is a nineteen acre Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award winning park, featuring

    • a woodland walk and wild flower area, planted with over thirty species of wild flowers and bulbs
    • a well-equipped children's play area for all abilities
    • a water park and sand pit (from April to October)
    • outdoor gym
    • plenty of spots for the perfect picnic
    • The Jungle Experience
    • The Walled Garden
    • The Flutterbites Cafe

    Entrance to the park is FREE. Entrance to the Jungle Experience is £1 per person, for everyone 3 years old and over.

    All year round opening times for The Jungle Experience and Walled Garden are:

    Opening time:10 am every day.

    Closing times: last entry 3.30pm, closed 3.45pm every day except Friday.. Friday closing: last entry 3pm and closed 3.15pm.

    Educational visits to Manor Heath for schools covering the national curriculum can be arranged by Phoning 01422 365631 or emailing parks@calderdale.gov.uk. Booking is essential.


  11. Five Vintage Cafe Bar

    Halifax

    Five Vintage Cafe Bar

    Our 30 seat cafe bar offers a menu that mixes traditional and world food. All of our produce is locally sourced and is prepared fresh each day for ...
    Our 30 seat cafe bar offers a menu that mixes traditional and world food. All of our produce is locally sourced and is prepared fresh each day for fantastic tasting food at great prices. Five cafe Bar is accredited with the Yes Eat Sensibly Award.
  12. The Plummet Line

    Halifax

    The Plummet Line

    We are an all-year-round friendly pub, with a brilliant atmosphere. We cater for all ages, whether you’re wanting a Sunday lunch with the family or...
    We are an all-year-round friendly pub, with a brilliant atmosphere. We cater for all ages, whether you’re wanting a Sunday lunch with the family or a few drinks with the lads after work. Our food menu has a wide range of dishes, not to mention our fantastic ‘burger and drink’ deals. We are child and dog friendly.
  13. Flutter Bites Cafe

    Halifax

    Flutter Bites Cafe

    Flutter-Bites Cafe is located in the beautiful Manor Heath Park, close to the children's play area, water park,

    Flutter-Bites Cafe is located in the beautiful Manor Heath Park, close to the children's play area, water park, Walled Garden and Jungle Experience.

    You can eat in sat at our indoor or outdoor seating area, or takeaway to sit in the park (please dispose of any rubbish considerately).

    We serve teas, coffees and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes, chocolates, crisps and soups.

    Dogs are welcome in our outdoor seating area, so do stop off for a drink and some cake the next time you're walking your pooch.

    Children's Jungle Parties are available at the nearby Manor Heath Jungle Experience. We provide lunch boxes with a sandwich, yoghurt, piece of fruit and a drink and the kids can enjoy their lunch in an area of the Jungle Experience exclusively dedicated to your party. (Minimum of 12 children, aged 10 years and under, with a minimum of 2 adults. Lunch Boxes £3.50 each. 50% deposit required. Bring your own cake and party bags.)

    Opening Hours for the cafe are seasonal. In the summer months we're open 7 days a week 9.30am - 4pm. In Winter we open 9.30am-1pm Monday to wednesday and 9.30am-3pm Thursday to Sunday, weather permitting. If you're nearby and unsure if we're open or not, give us a call on 01422 362112 to find out.

  14. The Trading Rooms

    Halifax

    The Trading Rooms

    The family-friendly Trading Rooms restaurant, with its own bakery, looks out over the spectacular Piece Hall Courtyard and is open from breakfast t...
    The family-friendly Trading Rooms restaurant, with its own bakery, looks out over the spectacular Piece Hall Courtyard and is open from breakfast to dinner with imaginative menu changes through the day. The restaurant has an interesting, contemporary feel, while keeping one foot firmly in its heritage. All dishes are freshly made using the highest quality, locally-sourced produce, providing great tasting food. The open plan kitchen has its own charcoal grill and the basement kitchen provides delicious bread and cakes through The Bakery The artisan loaves produced and sold in The Bakery are used in the restaurant. Opening Times: Monday-Wednesday: 8am-6pm Thursday: 8am-9pm Friday-Saturday: 8am-11pm Sunday: 9am-5pm
  15. Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, Halifax

    Halifax

    Holdsworth House Hotel and Restaurant

    Stay at one of West Yorkshire’s top hotels. Holdsworth House is a 17th Century Jacobean manor house located three miles North of Halifax, with an a...
    Stay at one of West Yorkshire’s top hotels. Holdsworth House is a 17th Century Jacobean manor house located three miles North of Halifax, with an award-winning restaurant overlooking the garden and 39 bedrooms housed in the award-wining extension adjoining the house. The Restaurant's three adjoining, beautifully furnished rooms (The Stone Room, The Panelled Room and the Mullioned Room) overlook the gardens. Each offers a unique atmosphere, a lovely original fireplace and stone mullioned windows to the outside world. Our motto is fresh and local. We buy produce from Yorkshire suppliers and prepare all meals fresh. We want our food to speak for itself; great flavours, fresh ingredients all made with passion. Anne Lister Discovery Break: • Welcome drink and cream tea on arrival day at Holdsworth House • Overnight stay for two people sharing a room • Entrance tickets to Shibden Hall for two adults • £30 per person towards dinner in the Holdsworth House restaurant • Full Yorkshire breakfast with locally sourced produce • Late check out to 12 noon • Free WIFI and FREE car parking at the hotel • Rooms from £159 per night in a Snug Double, upgrades to House Rooms or Suites may be available Children are welcome at Holdsworth House. We have a special children’s menu available and a selection of rooms that can accommodate one extra bed or a cot/crib. There are also a number of interconnecting rooms for families with older children. We also have a ground floor accessible room. Holdsworth House Hotel and renowned award-winning independent publisher Bluemoose Books of Hebden bridge have teamed up to offer an exciting new Creative Writing Retreat in 2020. The Bluemoose Writing School, led by Kevin and Hetha Duffy, is running the two-night, three-day course, which is open to writers of all abilities. On the course, budding writers will reach a greater depth of creative writing, learn how to improve their skills and adopt techniques of professional writers, under the guidance of professional editors and authors, as well as hearing from Bluemoose about the publishing process. There are up to 10 places available on the writing course, which runs 4-6 May 2020 from £310 per person. Bluemoose Books decided to team up with Jacobean manor Holdsworth House as the venue because of its luxurious and peaceful surroundings, which are conducive to aiding writers’ creativity, and for its connections to West Yorkshire’s rich literary past and present With sessions by writer, editor and lecturer Leonora Rustamova and author Clara Barley, the course promises to engage and develop writers’ creative strengths. The break includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast and dinner or afternoon tea at Holdsworth House – a retreat that anyone would enjoy! Holdsworth House has seen its share of celebrity guests over the last 50 years whilst in the caring hands of the Pearson family. Now the Jacobean manor is also becoming well known for its role as a TV set. In recent times the team has welcomed film crews from all over the UK, including the BAFTA-winning crew from Last Tango in Halifax, screened on the BBC. Holdsworth House was lucky to be featured in the final three episodes of series two, when Caroline and Kate escaped for a romantic break at ‘a luxury hotel’. The manor was also the setting for Celia’s hen party and for the series finale wedding of Alan and Celia. We are located less than a hundred metres from the route of The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route which circles the borough.
  16. The Causeway Foot & Kirby's Bistro

    Halifax

    The Causeway Foot & Kirby's Bistro

    The Causeway Foot Inn is a friendly, traditional country inn and restaurant located to the north of Halifax, complete with leather armchairs and bl...
    The Causeway Foot Inn is a friendly, traditional country inn and restaurant located to the north of Halifax, complete with leather armchairs and blazing log fires.

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