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  1. Beaufort Cottage

    Halifax

    Beaufort Cottage

    Beaufort Cottage is a great place to relax and enjoy beautiful countryside and many great walking routes with your four-legged friend. This ston...
    Beaufort Cottage is a great place to relax and enjoy beautiful countryside and many great walking routes with your four-legged friend. This stone-built property is situated in the village of Wadsworth, close to Hebden Bridge. Enjoy open plan living, great views, our rear courtyard and the benefit of three parking spaces on the drive at the front of the property. Short breaks are available all year round. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom) Two pets are welcome A baby cot and high chair are available The property has a ground floor toilet and bathroom No smoking Some comments from guests: "Cottage was lovely, clean and had all the amenities you could need. Stunning views to wake up to, also. We will be back." "Lovely cottage with special touches of flowers and delicious preserves." "Very dog friendly with 'doggy towels' after walks." "A relaxing break in this lovely cottage with everything we could need. Very comfortable and cosy in a lovely area." "Very high standards which have been much appreciated."
  2. Cherry Tree Cottages

    Halifax

    Cherry Tree Cottages

    Two warm, comfortable stone cottages close to quiet rural village with good pubs and restaurants nearby. Two acres of south-facing woodland and hea...
    Two warm, comfortable stone cottages close to quiet rural village with good pubs and restaurants nearby. Two acres of south-facing woodland and heather garden with direct access to the open countryside and footpaths. Superb Pennine views. At Cherry Tree Cottages we have two warm, traditional, stone cottages, set in two acres of natural heather and woodland garden, with extensive views over the Black Brook valley and attractive South Pennines. Both our cottages have direct access to open countryside and footpaths. We are in a country location within 15 minutes of either Halifax or Huddersfield town centres, and are ideally situated for exploring Bronte Country and historic West Yorkshire. The major tourist attractions of Leeds, Manchester and York are within easy travelling distance. The cottages are fully equipped and furnished to four stars standard and are connected to a wireless broadband network for free internet and email access. Central heating and linen are included, and there are no extras of any kind. Laundry and drying facilities are provided in the cottage. You may also check availability at any time by visiting our website www.yorkshire-cottages.co.uk Pets and children are welcome. Pets are welcome at no extra charge. We have an extensive garden area with good dog walking direct from the doorstep. Short break and mid-week holidays are available all year.Please check our website for late availability and part weeks at discount. Where part weeks are available, these are offered on our website at special rates. There are good pubs and restaurants nearby, some within walking distance.
  3. Bankfield Museum, Halifax

    Halifax

    Bankfield Museum

    A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collection...

    A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections.

    Bankfield Musuem is set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, a Victorian mansion that was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd.

    Bankfield’s exhibitions cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world.

    Our collections contain objects from Ancient Egypt through to the 21st Century as we continue to collect and preserve items for future generations.

    We are located a short distance from the centre of Halifax, with free parking and close to public transport links. 

    Entry to the Museum is FREE, but you must book online. You can book your admission to Bankfield Musuem here

    Numbers are being limited to ensure that we can keep visitors safe. Please have your ticket ready to show staff either on your phone or as a printed copy.

    Sanitiser will be provided at various points and we will be frequently cleaning the venue in line with government guidance. You must wear a face covering whilst inside inline with Government guidance on face coverings.

    Opening times:

    Mon: Closed

    Tue - Sat: 10:00-16:00

    Sun: Closed

  4. Wainhouse Tower, Halifax photo by Alastair Wallace

    Halifax

    Wainhouse Tower

    The 253 ft Wainhouse Tower was originally commissioned as a chimney for the local dye works by John Edward Wainhouse in the late 19th century. The ...
    The 253 ft Wainhouse Tower was originally commissioned as a chimney for the local dye works by John Edward Wainhouse in the late 19th century. The structure was never actually used as a working chimney and as such, is regarded by many as one of Britain's finest follies. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wainhouse Tower was open to the public on the Bank Holidays, for those brave enough to tackle the 403 steps to the viewing gallery at the top, the stunning views make it well worth the climb. We hope that it will be possible to reopen the Tower to visitors in 2021 and will add any dates the Tower may be open to the public here when and if they are confirmed. A Brief History of Wainhouse Tower Born in 1817 John Edward Wainhouse inherited his Uncle’s Dyeworks on Washer Lane, Halifax in 1856. The Dyeworks were typical of the day, causing considerable pollution because of smoke emissions. Halifax was badly affected by smog. For weeks on end the smoke laden atmosphere blanketed the town, reducing sunlight and contaminating the landscape with soot and sulphur trioxide. This national problem caused the Government to introduce a Smoke Abatement Act. Wainhouse developed the idea of building a chimney 350 metres up the hillside from the Dyeworks, connected to it by an underground tunnel. Sir Henry Edwards, A wealthy neighbour of John Edward Wainhouse, made complaints about the smoke nuisance caused by the Dyeworks, leading to a feud between the two men. Mr Isaac Booth (who was also Sir Henry’s architect) was asked by Wainhouse to design and build the mill chimney. The design incorporated an internal staircase that led to four balcony features. This exacerbated the deepening feud between Wainhouse and Sir Henry. Sir Henry, an extrovert and boastful man, claimed that his private estate at Pye Nest could not be viewed from any house o the hills. Wainhouse said he would rectify this by putting an observatory at the top of his chimney. Work commenced in 1871. In 1873, as a result of the feuding; the architect Isaac Booth decided he could no longer work for either man. This led to the appointment of Richard Swarbrick Dugdale, who redesigned the upper section of the building. The new design incorporated a corbelled and balustrade balcony, surmounted by a lantern dome and finial. The building was completed on the 9th September 1875. It is estimated that over 9,000 tonnes of materials were used. The total cost is thought to be in the region of £15,000. However, by the time the building was completed, it was clear that it would never be used as a chimney. The Washer Lane Dyeworks had been sold in 1874 to the works manager Mr Henry Mossman. The sale did not include the Tower. It is thought that Mossman saw the then uncompleted building to be a liability. This point of view is difficult to understand given the fact that Mossman was then prosecuted under the Smoke Abatement Act. Mossman proved that considerable efforts were made to abate the smoke nuisance by pulling down six existing small chimneys …and erecting a large chimney in their place! John Edward Wainhouse died on 26th July 1883 at the age of 66. He as buried in the family grave at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Halifax. The gravestone is located against the boundary wall on the south side of the Church. The Tower and three acres of surrounding land was sold by auction in 1887. The Tower changed hands several times until coming under the ownership of the Halifax Corporation in 1919. During the Second World War the Tower was used by the military authorities as an observation post. As a result of the reorganisation of Local Government in 1974, Wainhouse Tower became the property of Calderdale Council. Today the Tower is used as a viewing platform; open to the public on Bank Holidays and other select days through the year
  5. The Woolshops Shopping Centre

    Halifax

    The Woolshops Shopping Centre

    Located in the heart of Halifax, The Woolshops, open seven days a week, offers a wealth of choice for shoppers, with many of your favourite high st...
    Located in the heart of Halifax, The Woolshops, open seven days a week, offers a wealth of choice for shoppers, with many of your favourite high street names together with independent and specialist shops. Shop at Marks & Spencer, Thorntons, Mothercare, Tigers Eye, Peacocks, WH Smiths, Boots and many more great shops. The Woolshops derives its name from its unique history within the town, where in medieval times the street was known for buying and selling wool from the nearby farmers, which was then sold to cottage weavers, to be later sold as pieces of cloth in the historic Piece Hall.
  6. The Royal Oak

    Halifax

    The Royal Oak

    The Royal Oak is a lovely family friendly pub, which specialises in traditional cask ales. One of Halifax's most beautiful and best ale houses,...
    The Royal Oak is a lovely family friendly pub, which specialises in traditional cask ales. One of Halifax's most beautiful and best ale houses, this Impressive Grade II-listed building was constructed in 1931 using timbers from HMS Newcastle. Come along and enjoy our friendly atmosphere.
  7. My Crepe - Coffee & Dessert

    Halifax

    My Crepe - Coffee & Dessert

    We prepare fresh ingredients daily. We sell quality coffee, delicious milkshakes, healthy smoothies, mouth watering waffles and sweet and savoury c...
    We prepare fresh ingredients daily. We sell quality coffee, delicious milkshakes, healthy smoothies, mouth watering waffles and sweet and savoury crepes. Sit in and enjoy or takeaway. You will find us just above the entrance to Halifax Borough Market by the Max Spielmann photo shop.
  8. IOU Theatre

    Halifax

    IOU Theatre

    IOU is a producing organisation with nearly 40 years’ experience making live shows and contemporary art installations that combine many art forms t...
    IOU is a producing organisation with nearly 40 years’ experience making live shows and contemporary art installations that combine many art forms together with new and innovative technology. All aspects of the work are originated by the company and devised for unusual indoor and outdoor locations as well as established touring venues and galleries. IOU’s work is created by teams drawn from an international pool of professional artists, makers, performers, poets, musicians and technicians who have a range of experience working with the company - from founder members, new collaborators to recent graduates. We support the development of independent artists’ creative practice and offer opportunities to emerging artists (regionally and nationally) across a range of disciplines to develop their ideas, creative and professional skills. We also deliver a learning and participation programme to the local community, schools and families.
  9. Premier Inn Halifax South

    Halifax

    Premier Inn Halifax South

    Just two miles from the centre, the Premier Inn Hotel Halifax South (A629) overlooks the historic Calder and Hebble canal. In fact, the transpo...
    Just two miles from the centre, the Premier Inn Hotel Halifax South (A629) overlooks the historic Calder and Hebble canal. In fact, the transport picture is brilliant whichever way you look at it, with fast connections via the M62, rail and bus routes. Get serious about fun at the Eureka Children's Museum. Then recover in style at Broad Street Plaza with its great restaurants and nine-screen Vue cinema. And if business is on the agenda, Calderdale Hospital, Halifax Town Hall and Lloyds HQ are all nearby. Whatever's behind your visit, round your day off in our Brewers Fayre restaurant before sinking into your super comfy bed.
  10. Halifax Playhouse

    Halifax

    Halifax Playhouse

    Halifax Playhouse, the home of Halifax Thespians, and one of West Yorkshire's leading venues for live theatre. It's often said that you never kn...

    Halifax Playhouse, the home of Halifax Thespians, and one of West Yorkshire's leading venues for live theatre. It's often said that you never know what to expect when you step through the doors of Halifax Playhouse. As the home of Halifax Thespians, the Playhouse can surprise, delight, amuse and entertain, and that's before the interval.

    The enthusiasm of the actors, singers, dancers and musicians who perform at the Playhouse really does shine through, giving you a first class night out (or a matinee) every time.Relax in the cosy and welcoming surroundings of the Playhouse Bar. It is open from 7pm (6.45pm on Saturdays) to 11pm when there is a show on. You can order your interval drinks before the show to avoid queuing later.

    The Playhouse coffee lounge opens in the interval of most shows, serving fairtrade coffee or tea. At other times coffee is available from the bar.

  11. Halifax Central Library & Archive

    Halifax

    Halifax Central Library & Archive

    Located on the Square Church site next to the Piece Hall, the new Halifax Central Library & Archive blends with the remains of the church into an i...
    Located on the Square Church site next to the Piece Hall, the new Halifax Central Library & Archive blends with the remains of the church into an iconic external design and striking internal layout. Steps lead up to the Library and to the new fourth gateway of the Piece Hall and access is also be available via a lift, taking people from Square Road to the Library and Archive entrance. The building has an internal lift to all floors. As well as the Piece Hall, the new Library and Archive will also have Square Chapel and the Industrial Museum as neighbours – all combining to create a highly interesting and welcoming destination for residents and visitors. Central Library and Archives services are available six days a week: Monday 9.30am to 6.30pm Tuesday 9.30am to 6.30pm Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm Sunday CLOSED
  12. Halifax Gibbet

    Halifax

    Halifax Gibbet

    Imagine a market day in Halifax. Two thieves are being led from the gaol and in turn, forced to lie with their ...

    Imagine a market day in Halifax. Two thieves are being led from the gaol and in turn, forced to lie with their heads between two upright posts. Above, a fearsome blade is glinting in the sunlight. A horse, yoked to a rope, wrenches out the security pin and the blade slices down..! The date was 30th April 1650 and Halifax Gibbet had claimed its last victim.

    The Halifax gibbet was an early guillotine. The Lord of the Manor possessed the authority to execute summarily by decapitation any thief who was caught with stolen goods to the value of 13½d or more, or who confessed to having stolen goods of at least that value.

    Decapitation was a fairly common method of execution in England, but Halifax was unusual in that it employed a guillotine-like machine that appears to have been unique in the country, and it continued to decapitate petty criminals until the mid-17th century.

    A 15 foot high replica of the Gibbet has been constructed on the original site at the bottom of Gibbet Street. To find the Gibbet; from Halifax town centre, take Pellon Lane, turning left onto Bedford Street North. The Gibbet is at the end of the street, to your left, on the junction with Gibbet Street.

    The Gibbet’s original blade has been preserved and is on display at Bankfield Museum, Halifax.

  13. 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.
  14. Yorkshire Soap Company: Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Yorkshire Soap Company: Piece Hall

    Inspired by everything from artisan sweet shops to the travelling circus, we’ve always wanted to construct a truly magical retail experience and cr...
    Inspired by everything from artisan sweet shops to the travelling circus, we’ve always wanted to construct a truly magical retail experience and create an irresistible and inviting space that everyone can enjoy and allow their imaginations to roam free. Enjoy affordable luxury with our wide range of soaps, bath and bodycare products.
  15. Bottomley's-Eyewear-Boutique

    Halifax

    Bottomley's Eyewear Boutique

    Bottomley's Eyewear Boutqiue travels the world to find the best glasses that you can't buy from the high street. If you want eyewear that you fe...
    Bottomley's Eyewear Boutqiue travels the world to find the best glasses that you can't buy from the high street. If you want eyewear that you feel and look great in then they can help you find the perfect pair with an exciting, revolutionary method. Book an appointment and find your perfect spectacles at a much more relaxed pace.
  16. Another World Adventure Centre, Ogden, Halifax

    Halifax

    Another World Adventure Centre

    Welcome to Another World Adventure Center, activity and adventure in the West Yorkshire area. Our activities include, mountain boarding, skiing and...
    Welcome to Another World Adventure Center, activity and adventure in the West Yorkshire area. Our activities include, mountain boarding, skiing and snowboarding in the winter months (weather permitting), archery and crossbows, rifle and pistol shooting, target slingshot and slingshot paintball, zorbing, bumper balls, survival and bushcraft courses, den building and bushcraft for the younger ones, go-kart building / racing and team building activities.

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